India: Advanced Project Preparedness for Poverty Reduction - Updating Load Forecast and Power System Master Plan for Assam

Sovereign Project | 43166-209 Status: Closed

Project Details

Project Officer
Yusupov, Aziz A. South Asia Department Request for information
  • India
  • Technical Assistance
  • Energy

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Project Name Advanced Project Preparedness for Poverty Reduction - Updating Load Forecast and Power System Master Plan for Assam
Project Number 43166-209
Country India
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8129-IND: Advanced Project Preparedness for Poverty Reduction-Updating Load Forecast and Power System Master Plan for Assam
Technical Assistance Grant Fund (UKG) US$ 400,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Energy sector development and institutional reform

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Updating the load forecast along with the Generation, Transmission and Distribution System Study and Training including a detailed study until 2016-17 and general projection of load growth and its management up to 2020 and has been extended up to 2021-22 coinciding with the end of 13th five year plan submitted by PRDC and presented to GOA.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

The consultant, M/S Power Research and Development consultants India (PRDC) has made a presentation of Interim Report on 10 Jul 2013. All senior officials from AEGCL, APDCL, and APGCL including ADB Mission attended the presentation. PRDC has highlighted the bottlenecks in the existing transmission and distribution system of Assam.

PRDC's preliminary study reported that the losses in 33kV network are as high as 8% in all zones. For the demand forecasts, it was agreed to adopt the Aggressive Scenario for planning purposes (aggressive scenario will reflect low and suppress demand). PRDC indicated, additional generation of around 3,500 MW will be required to meet Assam's projected demand of 5,840 MW by 2021-22.

Final report submitted by PRDC and services were completed on 31 Dec 2013.

Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Consultation was made with ASEB and Government of Assam.
During Project Implementation A task force will be established headed by the Director, Project Management Unit (PMU) ASEB including one member each from Assam Power Department, APGCL, AEGCL and APDCL. The task force will meet monthly to oversee the proposed TA Cluster subproject activities. The Team Leader (Consultant) of the proposed TA cluster subproject will act as a member secretary of the task force.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Yusupov, Aziz A.
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Department of Power, Government of Assam
Guwahati 781006


Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2014

TA 8129-IND

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
03 Aug 2012 29 Jan 2013 29 Jan 2013 31 Mar 2013 31 Mar 2014 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 400,000.00 03 Aug 2012 305,353.19

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