India: Energy Efficiency Enhancement Project in Assam

Sovereign (Public) Project | 41614-012 Status: Closed
Project Name Energy Efficiency Enhancement Project in Assam
Project Number 41614-012
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7096-: Energy Efficiency Enhancement Project in Assam
Japan Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Energy efficiency and conservation

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The TA will provide support to increase access to power through institutional capacity development and assistance of handling infrastructure projects of the relevand agencies to develop the sector plan.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Energy is a vital input to economic growth and poverty reduction in India where ADB provides support as a core infrastructure operation. GOI has confirmed its mission, ?Power for All by 2012? to provide electricity to all households at an affordable price by 2012, which has been elaborated into subsector-wise policies in the Electricity Act, 2003.

This Power for All initiative is particularly critical in the state of Assam where power is supplied to only 0.9 million households (out of 5.0 million) and per capita power consumption is only 170 kilowatt-hours (kWh), which is much less than the national average of 671 kWh. Poor performance of the power sector has been a major impediment to industrial growth as well as agriculture development. The lack of sufficient and reliable power is eroding Assam?s competitiveness and prevents it from attracting industrial investments from outside the state and hampering more utilization of agriculture pumping. Improved power supply at a reasonable cost is, therefore, essential to revive the state?s industry and its economy more generally and ensure its food security to meet population growth of Assam.

To overcome the situation, the Assam power sector is now undertaking an endeavor to conduct low carbon power sector development, among others, through (i) reducing technical loss and enhancing physical capacity of transmission and distribution network, and (ii) promoting demand side management (DSM) in tandem with increase of power generation capacities mainly by other agencies.

ASEB conducted the power sector development project system study with Transmission System Planning Report (TSPR) for the State of Assam. The TSPR presents the analysis of the consolidated transmission and distribution planning studies conducted for ASEB for the period coinciding with end of the 11th plan (2011-12) along with Load forecasting Report extended to cover the period ending 2020.

Impact The impact of the proposed TA (and outcome of the follow-on project loan (the project)) will be to implement low carbon power sector development in Assam, among others, by (i) technical loss reduction and physical capacity expansion of transmission and distribution network, and (ii) promoting demand side management (DSM) with segregation of rural and urban distribution circles.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

The outcome of the PPTA will be to formulate (i) low carbon power sector development roadmap, (ii) the design for a proposed investment program agreed between GOI and ADB, and (iii) enhanced institutional capacity. The outcome of the PPTA will be to formulate the agreed design for a proposed investment program, using the multitranche financing facility (MFF), and to prepare the first loan tranche under this investment program.

A minor change in scope was approved in October 2009 to assist ASEB on human resource development to develop the necessary human resoures capabilities in each organization and (ii) advance processing of PFR 2.

Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

The outputs will be:

(i) Low Carbon Power Sector Development Roadmap. The PPTA will assist GOA and ASEB to develop low carbon power sector development roadmap with time-bound and quantitative targets, among others, through (a) technical loss reduction of transmission and distribution network, and (b) demand-side management (DSM)

(ii) Due diligence works including engineering and project management analysis, economic analysis, financial analysis, environmental analysis and social analysis.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Assam
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples B
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services About 12.0 person-months of international consulting services and 40.0 person-months of national consulting services will be required. ADB will recurit the cnsultants in accordance with its Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2007, as amended from time to time). The consulting firm will be selected according to quality-and cost-based selection procedures.
Responsible ADB Officer Sakai, Naoki
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Assam State Electricity Board
Mr. D. Das
[email protected]
Bijulee Bhawan, Palyanbazar, Guwahati, Assam, India 781-001
Concept Clearance 09 Apr 2008
Fact Finding 14 Apr 2008 to 24 Apr 2008
Approval 10 Jul 2008
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 24 Jul 2008
Last PDS Update 04 Feb 2010

TA 7096-

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
10 Jul 2008 07 Aug 2008 07 Aug 2008 30 Sep 2009 30 Sep 2010 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 0.00 300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,300,000.00 10 Jul 2008 764,412.22

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Title Document Type Document Date
Preparing the Energy Efficiency Enhancement Project in the Assam Power Sector Indigenous Peoples Planning Frameworks/Indigenous Peoples Development Frameworks Apr 2009

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