India: Gujarat Solar Power Transmission Project

Sovereign Project | 44431-013 Status: Active


ADB is helping accelerate the rollout of large-scale solar power facilities in India’s Gujarat state. The project will develop transmission infrastructure to collect and distribute solar power generated by plants in the 2,500-hectare Charanka Solar Park in the Patan district. The facilities will make it more cost-effective for private companies to set up power plants in the solar energy park.

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Project Name Gujarat Solar Power Transmission Project
Project Number 44431-013
Country India
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2778-IND: Gujarat Solar Power Transmission Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 75.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Renewable energy generation - solar

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Implementation in progress.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

1. All contracts awarded and implementation is ongoing.

2. GETCO is in complete coordination with Vocation training initiatives taken by Energy & Petrochemical department with the support of GSES India Sustainable Energy Pvt. Ltd.

Geographical Location

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects GETCO is undertaking the Project in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement 2009. Project Management Unit (PMU) has already been set up and is responsible for coordinating and implementing the project inter alia all social and environmental activities. The Social and Environmental Monitoring reports submitted by EA have been uploaded in ADB website. Updated Social and Environmental Monitoring report is under discussion.
Involuntary Resettlement GETCO is monitoring the project''s overall environmental and social performance as per the terms and conditions specified in Section IX (Safeguards) of the Project Administration Manual (PAM).
Indigenous Peoples No indigenous people are expected to be affected. This is reflected in the category C classification for indigenous people.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design During Project preparation, consultations were held with the concerned Government officials.
During Project Implementation Public consultation with all stakeholders will continue throughout implementation of the project.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services Not required.
Procurement All procurement to be financed under the loan will be carried out in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time). Advance procurement action has been approved. GOG and GETCO have been advised that approval of advance procurement does not commit ADB to finance the project. The transmission lines outside the solar park, the substations and the transmission cables within the solar park will be procured following international competitive bidding procedures.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Jyotirmoy Banerjee
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division India Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Government of Gujarat
Energy and Petrochemicals Department
Block 5, Secretariat Gandhinarg 392010,
Gujarat Energy Transmission Corporation Limited
Sardar Patel Vidyut Bhavan, Race Course
Vadodara- 390 007


Concept Clearance 20 Jan 2011
Fact Finding 23 Mar 2011 to 29 Mar 2011
MRM 27 Apr 2011
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 04 Mar 2016

Loan 2778-IND

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
12 Sep 2011 27 Feb 2012 26 Jun 2012 31 Mar 2015 31 Dec 2016 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 108.69 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 75.00 12 Sep 2011 69.02 0.00 92%
Counterpart 33.69 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 12 Sep 2011 55.22 0.00 74%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - Satisfactory - Satisfactory

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