India: National Grid Improvement Project (formerly Powergrid)

Nonsovereign Project | 44917-014 Status: Approved

Summary

POWERGRID's immediate investment plans focus on the transmission projects required to deliver electricity from 55 new IPP power generation plants to primary load centers. Known collectively as the high capacity power transmission corridors program, these projects include nine major transmission schemes approved by the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) with an estimated total cost of more than $12.9 billion. The project proposed for ADB financing is the biggest of these transmission schemes and involves 14 IPPs and a public power trading company in Chhattisgarh. It will strengthen interregional transmission between the western and the northern regional grids and supply additional bulk power to the north from generation of IPPs in Chhattisgarh, which will generate over 15,000 MW in total.

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Project Name National Grid Improvement Project (formerly Powergrid)
Project Number 44917-014
Borrower/Company
Country India
Location INDIA
Approval Number 7338/2788
Type or Modality of Assistance
7338/2788 Loan US$ 250.00 million Approved
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Electricity transmission and distribution

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, SARD
Responsible ADB Officer Kazuhiro Enomoto
Project Sponsor(s)
Description POWERGRID's immediate investment plans focus on the transmission projects required to deliver electricity from 55 new IPP power generation plants to primary load centers. Known collectively as the high capacity power transmission corridors program, these projects include nine major transmission schemes approved by the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) with an estimated total cost of more than $12.9 billion. The project proposed for ADB financing is the biggest of these transmission schemes and involves 14 IPPs and a public power trading company in Chhattisgarh. It will strengthen interregional transmission between the western and the northern regional grids and supply additional bulk power to the north from generation of IPPs in Chhattisgarh, which will generate over 15,000 MW in total. The project will create a high voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission system using smart grid technology to support stable, efficient, flexible, and economical long-distance power transfer among its interconnected systems. HVDC is a least-cost and low-carbon investment option.
Objectives and Scope
Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The project is consistent with ADB s Strategy 2020 and the 2009 2012 India country partnership strategy. The country partnership strategy includes continuous support for interstate and interregional transmission networks as part of the national level sector development strategy. It also directs ADB to leverage the financing capacity of CPSUs through its nonsovereign lending modality to help them meet substantial borrowing requirements under the government s five-year plans.

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation

Timetable for assistance design, processing and implementation

Concept Clearance 28 Mar 2011
Due Diligence 13 May 2011
Credit Committee Meeting 27 Jun 2011
Approval 30 Sep 2011
PDS Creation Date 31 Aug 2011
Last PDS Update 26 Nov 2015
Title Document Type Document Date
National Grid Improvement Project: Project Data Sheet (हिन्दी) Translated PDS Apr 2015
National Grid Improvement Project Reports and Recommendations of the President Sep 2011

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