India: Gujarat Solar and Smart Grid Development Investment Program

Sovereign Project | 45418-003 Status: Active


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Project Name Gujarat Solar and Smart Grid Development Investment Program
Project Number 45418-003
Country India
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8055-IND: Preparing the Gujarat Solar and Smart Grid Development Investment Program
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 350,000.00
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 - Energy efficiency and conservation - Renewable energy generation - solar

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation The end date of the TA has been extended till the end of December 2017. A mission has been most recently conducted in December 2015. A potential investment project to be supported by the TA is under discussion

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services Consultants will be engaged in accordance with the Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended). A total of 8 positions and 14 person-months of consulting services are required. Individual consultants will be engaged for 4 positions for 8 person-months, namely, the Distribution Specialists (International and National), and the Social and Environmental Safeguards Specialists, as their services are required to commence at the earliest. The remaining 4 positions for 6 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 are proposed to be adopted, so that the consultants can be on board soon after the TA is effective. Work to be performed by the consultants includes assisting ADB with (i) detailed technical assessment of the proposed solar power generation and transmission program; (ii) detailed capacity assessment of the executing agencies, and suggested remedial action plan to build EA capacity to minimize procurement, financial management and governance risks; (iii) preparation of bid document and a procurement plan for tranche 1 loan; (iv) preparation of social safeguards framework documents, and social safeguards due diligence for tranche 1 loan including census surveys, consultations and preparation of a resettlement plan; (v) preparation of environmental safeguards framework document and environmental safeguards due diligence for the tranche 1 subprojects including consultations and preparation of an initial environmental examination; (vi) economic and financial due diligence for the tranche 1 subprojects; and (vii) assessment of the readiness of GETCO and distribution companies to undertake the project, and organizing workshops for procurement training, conferences to promote solar projects in Gujarat and ascertain investor expectations, and suggesting an action plan for capacity development in this area.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Takeshi Shiihara
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Uttar Gujarat Vij Company Limited
UGVCL Regd. & Corporate Office
Visnagar Road, Mehsana-384001
Paschim Gujarat Vij Company Limited
Regd. Office: "Paschim Gujarat Vij
Seva Sadan" Office Nana Mava Road,
Laxminagar, Rajkot (360004)
Gujarat Energy Transmission Corporation Limited
Sardar Patel Vidyut Bhavan, Race Course
Vadodara- 390 007


Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 23 Mar 2016

TA 8055-IND

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
05 Mar 2012 09 Jan 2013 09 Jan 2013 31 Dec 2012 31 Dec 2017 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
350,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 350,000.00 05 Mar 2012 44,734.50
Title Document Type Document Date
Gujarat Solar and Smart Grid Development Investment Program Technical Assistance Reports Jun 2013

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