India: MFF - Assam Power Sector Enhancement Investment Program - Tranche 2

Sovereign Project | 41614-033 Status: Active

Summary

ADB is helping India's Assam state expand its electricity transmission and distribution capacity, and increase access in remote communities. The second tranche of the multitranche facility will finance construction of 220 kV and 132 kV power transmission lines, two 220/132 kV substations, and six 132/33 kV substations. It also includes extension and augmentation of 11 substations.

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Project Name MFF - Assam Power Sector Enhancement Investment Program - Tranche 2
Project Number 41614-033
Country India
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2677-IND: MFF - Assam Power Sector Enhancement Investment Program - Tranche 2
Ordinary capital resources US$ 66.90 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Electricity transmission and distribution

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description

The Transmission and Distribution Sector Investment Program (the Investment Program) includes the following components and costs: (i) access to power (transmission) and energy efficiency enhancement (transmission loss reduction), $561.6 million (73.5%); (ii) access to power (distribution) and energy efficiency enhancement (distribution loss reduction) and distribution franchising, $150 million (19.6%); (iii) distributed decentralized generation, $50 million (6.5%). The Investment Program includes $3.4 million for a capacity development program to meet the increasing management capacity requirements including technical assistance (TA). The physical investments will address current unserved energy demand and provide additional capacity to meet forecast demand growth.

The MFF is expected to be utilized in three tranches. Tranche 1 will finance a set of projects for (i) transmission of power for capacity addition in transmission lines of 220 kilovolts (kV) (180 kilometers [km]) and 132 kV (82 km), and capacity addition of transformation through construction of 1 new 220/132 kV substation and 5 new 132/33 kV substations; and (ii) extension and augmentation of 2 existing substations. The tranche will include capacity development.

Tranche 2 is expected to finance a set of projects for

(i) transmission of power for capacity addition in transmission lines of 220 kV (185 km) and 132 kV (160 km), and capacity addition of transformation through construction of 2 new 220/132 kV substations and 6 new 132/33 kV substations; and (ii) extension and augmentation of 11 substations.

Tranche 3 is expected to finance a set of projects for (i) access to power in distribution, (ii) energy efficiency enhancement: distribution loss reduction, and (iii) distribution franchising. This component includes construction of new distribution substations and lines to enable the rollout of relevant franchising models.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The Investment Program will (i) strengthen power transmission capacity to deliver reliable and affordable electricity, (ii) improve access to electricity in distribution through grid electricity and off-grid renewable and conventional energy-based electricity, (iii) enhance efficiency and quality of power supply, (iv) ensure financial health of the power sector through continued reform, and (v) promote private sector participation. The Investment Program includes a capacity development program component to meet the increasing management capacity requirements.

The MFF is particularly well suited for the Investment Program because (i) its aim is to support GOA's long-term objectives, as stated in the T&D road map; (ii) the performance of ongoing projects under the MFF can guide the provision of subsequent loans, thereby offering proper incentives for implementation; and (iii) the MFF can offer the flexibility required for the Investment Program to support participation of the utilities at different stages of readiness.

Impact A sustainable state power sector with increased transmission and distribution capacity to support inclusive economic growth

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome Enhanced quality and expanded service delivery of electricity in Assam through improved technical, commercial, and financial performance and capability of the power sector utilities
Progress Toward Outcome --Implementation ongoing.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Access to power: Constructed new transmission lines and substations, and other transmission system improvement activities

Energy efficiency enhancement : Extended and augmented transmission substations, refurbished existing substations, reactive compensation, introduction of new technologies to reduce loss

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Overall implementation of the Loan 2677 is satisfactory and is rated "on track" by the end of Q2 2015. All procurement packages have been contracted and disbursement of funds is ongoing. The Loan closing date is 30 June 2016 and substantial Physical progress has been achieved.
Geographical Location Assam

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects Being Complied.
Involuntary Resettlement Being Complied.
Indigenous Peoples Being Complied.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Complied.
During Project Implementation Consultations will continue during the entire project cycle according to a stakeholder participation plan.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services Consulting services will be required to provide ASEB and the implementing agencies with assistance for project implementation, including design, construction supervision, and management of the projects under each loan of the MFF; as well as ASEB's processing work and PFR preparation for future loans. Consulting services will be provided for evaluation, monitoring, and reporting purposes. Consultants will be selected and engaged in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2007, as amended from time to time) in accordance with the procurement plan.
Procurement Goods, equipment, and civil works to be financed under the MFF will be procured in accordance with ADB Procurement Guidelines (2007, as amended from time to time) and the related procurement plan.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Banerjee, Jyotirmoy
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division India Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Assam Electricity Grid Corporation Ltd
[email protected]
Assam State Electricity Board ,
4th Floor Bijuleen Bhawan Paltan Bazar,
Guwahati-781001

Timetable

Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 05 Oct 2010
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 30 Jul 2010
Last PDS Update 13 Sep 2016

Loan 2677-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
05 Oct 2010 17 Jan 2011 01 Apr 2011 30 Nov 2013 30 Jun 2017 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 66.90 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 66.90 05 Oct 2010 65.02 0.00 97%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 05 Oct 2010 59.14 0.00 88%

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

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
Assam Power Sector Enhancement Investment Program - Tranche 2: Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2015) Social Monitoring Reports Oct 2016
Assam Power Sector Enhancement Investment Program - Tranche 2: Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2015) Social Monitoring Reports Oct 2016
Assam Power Sector Enhancement Investment Program - Tranche 2: 220 kV Mariani-Namrup Transmission Line Initial Environmental Examination (Addendum) Initial Environmental Examination May 2016
Assam Power Sector Enhancement Investment Program - Tranche 2: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2015) Environmental Monitoring Reports May 2016
Assam Power Sector Enhancement Investment Program - Tranche 2: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2014) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2015
Assam Power Sector Enhancement Investment Program - Tranche 2: Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2014) Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2015
Assam Power Sector Enhancement Investment Program - Tranche 2: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2014) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2014
Assam Power Sector Enhancement Investment Program - Tranche 2: Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2014) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2014
Assam Power Sector Enhancement Investment Program - Tranche 2: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2013) Environmental Monitoring Reports Apr 2014
Assam Power Sector Enhancement Investment Program - Tranche 2: Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2013) Social Monitoring Reports Apr 2014
Assam Power Sector Enhancement Investment Program - Tranche 2: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2013) Environmental Monitoring Reports Apr 2014
Assam Power Sector Enhancement Investment Program - Tranche 2: Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2013) Social Monitoring Reports Apr 2014
Assam Power Sector Enhancement Investment Program - Tranche 2 Initial Environmental Examination Aug 2010
Assam Power Sector Enhancement Investment Program Resettlement Plans May 2010

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