44917-014: National Grid Improvement Project (formerly Powergrid)

Project Data Sheet (PDS): Overview


To optimize transnational power supply and promote country-wide power transfer in an efficient manner, the Government aims to integrate regional power grid network systems, which comprise five interconnected electrical regions including northern, north-eastern, eastern, western, and southern. Each electrical region attempts to connect and synchronize power system of neighboring states within the region, but interregional power transfer capacity has still been limited. Since natural energy resources are unevenly distributed and concentrated in certain locations, surplus power from some regions can be transferred to other regions in power deficit only when creating transmission super highways among the regions. While the existing interregional transmission capacity stands at 22,400 MW, the Government targets to increase this capacity to 27,950 MW by 2012, growing to 57,000 MW by 2015, and 75,000 MW by 2017 under the 12th Five Year Plan. Such interregional transmission strengthening will create a backbone to sustain open power supply and investment in both generation and distribution. Read More

Country India
Borrower/Equity Investment Name
Project Number 44917-014
Project Type or Modality of Assistance Private Sector Loan and Equity
Financing Private sector (Nonsovereign)
Status Approved
Approval Number 2788/2788
Approval Date 30 Sep 2011
Geographical Location tbd
Sector / Subsector Classification Not yet classified
/ For Classification
Safeguard Categories Environment: B
Resettlement: B
Indigenous People: C



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Project Data Sheets (PDS)

Responsible ADB Officer
Kaoru Ogino
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Responsible ADB Department
South Asia Department

Responsible ADB Divisions
Energy Division, SARD

PDS Creation Date
31 Aug 2011