The objective of the Project is to help strengthen and develop India's national transmission grid, comprising 765 kV and 400 kV transmission lines and associated substations, to improve system reliability, facilitate interstate and interregional power transfers by removing transmission bottlenecks, reduce transmission losses, facilitate efficient utilization of existing and planned power plants, facilitate development of a national power trading market, and hence promote increased private sector participation through open access to the national transmission grid.
|Project Name||Power Grid Transmission (Sector) Project|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
|Drivers of Change|
|Sector / Subsector||
Energy / Electricity transmission and distribution
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
|Description||The objective of the Project is to help strengthen and develop India's national transmission grid, comprising 765 kV and 400 kV transmission lines and associated substations, to improve system reliability, facilitate interstate and interregional power transfers by removing transmission bottlenecks, reduce transmission losses, facilitate efficient utilization of existing and planned power plants, facilitate development of a national power trading market, and hence promote increased private sector participation through open access to the national transmission grid.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||ADB's strategy for the power sector as contained in the "2003-2006 Country Strategy and Program for India" is in synergy with the 10th Plan to develop infrastructure needed for economic growth and poverty reduction.|
|Impact||The Project aims to provide adequate and reliable power supply to meet demands for electricity in India by strengthening and developing India's national transmission grid.|
|Description of Outcome||National transmission grid strengthened and expanded with transmission bottlenecks removed and losses reduced.|
|Progress Toward Outcome||
1. Availability of transmission grid at 99% or greater by 2012 - in 2010, the availability of national grid is maintained at 99.55%.
2. Transmission losses in the range of 3-4% in 2006-07 - in 2010, the transmission losses are less than 4%.
Remarks - achieved the target.
|Description of Project Outputs||
1. Tamil Nadu I Grid Strengthened
2. Tamil Nadu II Grid Strengthened
3. Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, and Union Territory of Pondicherry Grid Strengthened
4. Grid Strengthening for Kerala I
5. Grid Strengthening for Kerala II
6. Northern Region System Strengthening Scheme V
7. Enhancement of Transmission Capacity in East-West Coridor of Northern Region
8. Western Region Strengthening Scheme VII
9. Procurement of Bulk Conductors and Insulators Subproject
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
1. Tamil Nadu Grid Strengthened - Subproject commissioned in June 2009.
2. Grid Strengthening for TN II - Subproject commissioned in September 2010.
3. Grid Strengthening of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh - Subproject commissioned in September 2010.
4. Grid Strengthening for Kerala I -
(a) Trinulveli-Edamon multicircuit (4 circuit) line completed in March 2010.
(b) 400 kV Edamon-Muvattupuzha line - Out of 438 towers, 109 foundations completed, 49 tower erection and 4 kms stringing completed.
Balance works expected to be completed progressively by March 2012.
5. Grid Strengthening for Kerala II -
Supply of Conductor/Insulators completed.
Out of 222 locations, 217 foundations completed, 150 tower erection and 8 kms stringing completed. Balance works expected to be completed by March 2012.
Muvatupuzha (New) and North Trichur substations: Works are under progress.
The subproject is expected to be completed progressively by March 2012.
6. Northern Region System Strengthening Scheme V - Subproject commissioned in March 2010.
7. Enhancement of Transmission Capacity (East/West) Corridor of NRS - Subproject commissioned in March 2010.
8. Western Region Strengthening Scheme VII - Subproject commissioned in October 2010.
9. Procurement of Bulk Conductors and Insulators - Supplies completed in March 2009.
- Additional bulk conductors - Supplies completed in March 2010.
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
The desk review indicated that the institutional arrangements for safeguards are required to be strengthened and the internal reporting and monitoring mechanisms are required to be streamlined.
the EA has been requested to develop documentation so as to prepare a time-bound Action Plan to improve the implementation of safeguards.
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||Not required.|
|Procurement||Procurement of goods and services for the Project will be carried out in accordance with the ADB Guidelines for Procurement. Supply of materials will be on the basis of international competitive bidding (ICB).|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Karbar, Vallabha R.|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||India Resident Mission|
Power Grid Corporation of India Limited
'SAUDAMINI', Plot No. 2, Sector-29, Gurgaon-122 001 (Haryana)
|Concept Clearance||07 Mar 2004|
|Fact Finding||28 Jul 2004 to 18 Aug 2004|
|MRM||29 Sep 2004|
|Approval||21 Dec 2004|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||22 Nov 2006|
|Last PDS Update||13 May 2011|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|21 Dec 2004||03 Nov 2005||10 Jan 2006||31 Dec 2009||31 Mar 2012||05 Oct 2012|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||568.00||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||400.00||21 Dec 2004||400.00||0.00||100%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||21 Dec 2004||400.00||0.00||100%|
|Status of Covenants|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Power Grid Transmission (Sector) Project: Project Completion Report||Project/Program Completion Reports||Jul 2017|
|Power Grid Transmission (Sector) Project||Project/Program Administration Manual||Jan 2006|
|Power Grid Transmission (Sector) Project||Reports and Recommendations of the President||Nov 2004|
Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards
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