This is a direct non-sovereign loan to NTPC Limited (formerly known as the National Thermal Power Corporation), majority state-owned by the Government of India. As the largest power generator in India, NTPC's operations and expansion plans are critical to reducing peak power demand and energy deficits that are forecast persist for at least several more years. NTPC is a financially sound enterprise with a strong balance sheet, an effective governance structure and experienced management. Although an SOE, NTPC is operated as an independent commercial entity.
MW installed energy generation capacity using conventional and renewable energy sources
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|Project Name||IND: NTPC CAPACITY EXPANSION FINANCING FACILITY|
|Approval Number||7242/42, 7242/2249|
|Type of ADB Assistance / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change|
|Sector / Subsector||
Energy - Conventional energy generation
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming|
|Responsible ADB Department||Private Sector Operations Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Portfolio Management Division, PSOD|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Shinya Kondo|
|Project Sponsor(s)||National Thermal Power Corp.
|Description||This is a direct non-sovereign loan to NTPC Limited (formerly known as the National Thermal Power Corporation), majority state-owned by the Government of India. As the largest power generator in India, NTPC's operations and expansion plans are critical to reducing peak power demand and energy deficits that are forecast persist for at least several more years. NTPC is a financially sound enterprise with a strong balance sheet, an effective governance structure and experienced management. Although an SOE, NTPC is operated as an independent commercial entity.|
|Objectives and Scope||The loan will finance a portion of NTPC's capacity expansion program under the 10th Plan. The eligible projects to be partially financed from ADB's loan are (i) the 2,980 MW Sipat Super Thermal Power Project (Stages 1 and 2) in Chhattisgarh state and (ii) the Kahalgaon Super Thermal Power Project Stage II extension (1,500 MW) in Bihar state.|
|Status of Development Objectives||With the commissioning and full operation of all units in Sipat and Kahalgaon, NTPC has added 4,480 MW to its installed capacity, and has contributed to reducing the energy deficit in India.|
|Status of Operation/Construction||
All units of NTPC's Sipat STPP (2,980 MW) located in Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh State, and Kahalgaon STPP (1,500 MW) located in Bhagalpur, Bihar State were commissioned and fully operational.
Sipat station supplies power to the states in the western region while Kahalgaon station supplies power to the state in the northern, eastern and western regions.
|Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||ADB's Country Strategy and Program Update (CSPU) for India (2006-2008) confirms ADB''s support for the power sector in India, specifically through national-level interventions and development of more efficient, low-carbon power generation through agencies such as NTPC. The financing supports the focus on strengthening good governance in public sector organizations to optimize the development impact of physical investments. The CSPU currently being prepared underscores the need for ADB to focus its assistance on the Navratna companies.|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
NTPC's corporate environmental policy and environmental management system (EPEMS) has been reviewed. The EPEMS provides the overall framework for environmental management in accordance with ADB's requirements.
Notwithstanding the corporate loan classification, two Projects to be funded from the loan have each been classified as Category A. The environmental impact assessment for each Project has been prepared and reviewed, site visits undertaken and a summary (SEIA) of both projects circulated to ADB''s Board and posted on ADB's website on 29 March 2006.
|Involuntary Resettlement||Category C has been provided for both Projects in compliance with ADB''s policies on resettlement aspect, in view of the fact that resettlement and land acquisition has already been satisfactorily completed in each location. The satisfactory completion of land acquisition and compensatory payments was verified by NTPC and the relevant district authorities.|
|Indigenous Peoples||Category C has been provided for both Projects in compliance with ADB''s policies on indigenous peoples aspect.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation||Consultations were appropriately carried out at the time of land acquisition.|
|Timetable for assistance design, processing and implementation|
|Concept Clearance||07 Jul 2005|
|Due Diligence||30 Apr 2006|
|Credit Committee Meeting||05 Jun 2006|
|Approval||27 Jul 2006|
|PDS Creation Date||06 Apr 2006|
|Last PDS Update||29 Sep 2014|
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Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.
|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Sipat Super Thermal Power Project (Stage I and II) and Kahalgaon Super Thermal Power Project (Stage II)||Environmental Assessment and Measures||Mar 2006|
Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation
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