India: Rajasthan Concentrating Solar Power

Nonsovereign Project | 46900-014

Summary

The Project involves the construction and operation of a 100 MW concentrating solar power (CSP) generation plant near Dhursar village, Jaisalmer district, Rajasthan, India.

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Project Name Rajasthan Concentrating Solar Power
Project Number 46900-014
Borrower/Company RAJASTHAN SUN TECHNIQUE ENERGY PRIV
Country India
Location Jaisalmer district, Rajasthan State, India
Approval Number 7354/2854
Type or Modality of Assistance
7354/2854 Loan USD 103.00 million Approved
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Energy - Renewable energy generation - solar
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Responsible ADB Department Private Sector Operations Department
Responsible ADB Division Infrastructure Finance Division 1
Responsible ADB Officer Shinya Kondo
Project Sponsor(s) Reliance Power Limited
Description The Project involves the construction and operation of a 100 MW concentrating solar power (CSP) generation plant near Dhursar village, Jaisalmer district, Rajasthan, India.
Objectives and Scope The project is designed to promote sustainable economic growth by diversifying India's energy mix through the addition of renewable energy capacity. The development impact of the project also includes environmental benefits through more efficient use of indigenous renewable energy resources with very limited emission of pollutants or greenhouse gases. In addition, the building of the project will help demonstrate the feasibility of utility-scale CSP projects in India and the operational performance in a location (Rajasthan) where substantial development in solar power is planned during 2012-2017.
Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The project supports two of the five core operational areas of Strategy 2020 infrastructure and environment. The project is aligned with the India country partnership strategy (CPS), 2009- 2012. One of the four strategy pillars of the CPS is to support inclusive and environmentally sustainable growth through continued focus on infrastructure development and enhanced focus on renewable energy.
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The potential environmental and social impacts and risks assessment have been carried out considering project activities in the construction and operation phase and mitigating measures to avoid, minimize, mitigate and compensate for the impacts and to ensure compliance with ADB's Social Protection Strategy (2001) are incorporated in the safeguard reports and plans. RSTEPL has established an environmental and social management cell at corporate and site levels and allocated budget to manage and ensure implementation of the environmental and social management plan including the environmental monitoring activities.
Involuntary Resettlement The Project is constructed on vacant and barren public land.
Indigenous Peoples The Project does not impact any Indigenous Peoples.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation RSTEPL organized a public consultation meeting in February 2011 where social and environmental issues were discussed. RSTEPL will continue this proactive engagement with various stakeholders including the local community, its employees and other workers during project construction and operations.
Timetable for assistance design, processing and implementation
Concept Clearance 21 Nov 2011
Due Diligence 17 Jan 2012
Credit Committee Meeting -
Approval 28 Mar 2012
PDS Creation Date 17 Feb 2012
Last PDS Update 26 Sep 2014
Title Document Type Document Date
Rajasthan Concentrating Solar Power Project: Project Data Sheet (हिन्दी) Translated PDS Apr 2015
Rajasthan Concentrating Solar Power Project Reports and Recommendations of the President Mar 2012
Rajasthan Concentrating Solar Power Project Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Feb 2011

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Title Document Type Document Date
Rajasthan Concentrating Solar Power Project Environmental Assessment and Measures Feb 2012

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