The Maharashtra Solar Park and Green Grid Investment Program (the Program) is a proposed Multitranche Financing Facility (MFF) to fund the generation and transmission of solar power in the state of Maharashtra in western India. The objective is to augment power available through renewable resources, and generation of solar power through the public-private partnership (PPP) route. Outputs will be four solar parks producing about 350 megawatts (MW) of solar power using the photo-voltaic (PV) technology including 200 MW of generation from PPP entities, associated transmission lines for evacuation and a grid component to absorb variable solar power in a stable manner into the gird.
|Project Name||Maharashtra Solar Park and Green Grid Development Investment Program|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Energy / Electricity transmission and distribution - Renewable energy generation - solar
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
|Description||The Maharashtra Solar Park and Green Grid Investment Program (the Program) is a proposed Multitranche Financing Facility (MFF) to fund the generation and transmission of solar power in the state of Maharashtra in western India. The objective is to augment power available through renewable resources, and generation of solar power through the public-private partnership (PPP) route. Outputs will be four solar parks producing about 350 megawatts (MW) of solar power using the photo-voltaic (PV) technology including 200 MW of generation from PPP entities, associated transmission lines for evacuation and a grid component to absorb variable solar power in a stable manner into the gird.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||To cater to the solar Renewable energy Purchase Obligation (RPO) within the state up to the financial year 2015/16 (FY2016), the state-owned Maharashtra State Power Generation Company Limited (Maha Genco) plans to establish 500 MW of solar generation capacity. Maha Genco also proposes to adopt a PPP modality where it will hold a minority equity stake in the joint venture (JV), and the private sector will continue both equity and debt. The Program will also develop the capacity of Maha Genco to enter into PPP contracts and manage PPP projects.|
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|Consulting Services||Consultants will be engaged in accordance with the Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended). A total of 7 positions and 16 person-months of consulting services are required. Individual consultants will be engaged for 4 positions for 9 person-months, namely, the Solar Power Generation Technology Specialist, the Sector Policy Specialist and the Social and Environmental Safeguards Specialists, as their services are required to commence at the earliest. The remaining 3 positions for 7 person-months would be recruited through a firm by obtaining a biodata technical proposal, following the quality- and cost-based selection method with 80% weight for quality and 20% weight for price. To expedite project processing, advanced contracting procedures will be adopted, so that the consultants can be on board soon after the TA is effective. Work to be performed by the consultants includes (i) technical assessment of the proposed solar power generation and transmission program; (ii) capacity assessment of the EAs, and suggested remedial action plan to build EA capacity to minimize procurement, financial management and governance risks; (iii) preparation of bid documents and a procurement plan for tranche 1; (iv) preparation of social safeguards framework documents, and social safeguards due diligence for tranche 1; (v) preparation of environmental safeguards framework document and environmental safeguards due diligence for tranche 1; (vi) economic and financial due diligence for the tranche 1; and (vii) assessing the readiness of Maha Genco to adopt the PPP modality for developing solar power generation projects, organizing a study visit and two conferences to promote solar projects in Maharashtra and ascertain investor expectations, and suggesting an action plan for capacity development.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Khamudkhanov, Mukhtor|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Energy Division, SARD|
Maharashtra State Power Generation Company Limited
Prakashgad, Plot No. G9, A.K. Marg
Bandra (East), Mumbai-400 051
India Maharashtra State Power Transmission Co., Ltd.
Prakashganga, C-19, E Block Bandra Kurla
Complex, Bandra (East), Mumbai-400 051
|Approval||20 Mar 2012|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||31 Mar 2014|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|20 Mar 2012||09 Jul 2012||09 Jul 2012||31 Dec 2012||31 Dec 2013||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|350,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||350,000.00||20 Mar 2012||255,134.03|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Maharashtra Solar Park and Green Grid Development Investment Program: Consultant's Report||Consultants' Reports||Jan 2014|
|Maharashtra Solar Park and Green Grid Development Investment Program||Technical Assistance Reports||Jun 2013|
|Maharashtra Solar Park and Green Grid Development Investment Program||Initial Poverty and Social Analysis||Jun 2013|
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