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India: MFF-Himachal Pradesh Clean Energy Transmission Investment Program - Tranche 1

Sovereign (Public) Project | 43464-023 Status: Active

ADB is supporting a program that will fund new high voltage lines and other transmission infrastructure in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. The project will construct a 28-kilometer 220-kilovolt double circuit transmission line and substations. It will also strengthen the financial and asset management capabilities of state-run utility, HP Power Transmission Corporation.

 
Project Name MFF-Himachal Pradesh Clean Energy Transmission Investment Program - Tranche 1
Project Number 43464-023
Country India
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2794-IND: Himachal Pradesh Clean Energy Transmission - Tranche 1
Ordinary capital resources US$ 113.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Energy / Electricity transmission and distribution

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description

The Project proposed for financing under the requested PFR consists of:

1. New Transmission System Assets

A. Transmission Line Construction

i. An approximately 26 km, 220 kV double circuit transmission line from Hatkoti to Pragati Nagar, District Shimla and approximately 3 km, 400 kV double circuit transmission line for LILO of Jhakhari-Abdullahpur line at Gumma Sub-station.

B. Construction of SubStations

i. 66/220/400 kV gas insulated switchgear (GIS) substation at Wangtoo, District Kinnaur, and connecting 400 kV double circuit transmission line, (i.e. loop-in loop-out or _LILO_) from Wangtoo to Abdullahpur, and LILO of 220 kV D/C Kashang-Bhabha transmission line

ii. 220/400 kV GIS substation near Pragati Nagar, District Shimla

iii. 22/66/220 kV GIS substation at Bhoktoo, District Kinnaur plus connection line (LILO) of 220 kV D/C line from Kashang to Bhaba

iv. 33/132 kV GIS substation at Pandoh, plus connection line (LILO) of Bajaura to Kangoo

v. 33/132 kV GIS substation at Chambi

2. Capacity Development

i. Computerized enterprise resource planning solution design and installation

ii. Additional computer and engineering design equipment

iii. Training program.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The Indian power sector has a history of steadily increasing demand for, and chronic shortages of electricity. An adequate power supply contributes to poverty alleviation, yet over 30% of India's population lack access to electricity. Continued shortages significantly constrain commercial and industrial activity and reduce growth. Businesses and manufacturers must utilize more expensive back-up power supplies, often diesel fuel-based, which increase their costs and undercut competitiveness. Insufficient domestic fuel resources and rising international coal and oil prices threaten India's already fragile energy security, such that maximizing, clean indigenous energy sources is a government priority.

Himachal Pradesh is home to about one fourth of India's hydropower potential, and maximizing this potential is articulated in the Hydropower Policy, 2007 of the Government of Himachal Pradesh (GOHP) and in their power sector roadmap, which targets its comparative advantage in hydropower with the goal to become the _hydropower state_ of the country. Hydropower will benefit electricity consumers of Himachal Pradesh and throughout northern India as excess generated power flows to India's national grid. The primary alternative, namely coal-fired power generation and its associated coal mining and coal transport, have considerable adverse impacts on the environment as well as climate change, including substantial emissions of CO2 and of suspended particulate matter.

The state's power sector road map encourages investment in hydropower generation the majority of which are run-of-river type and articulates that Himachal Pradesh must build out its electric transmission infrastructure so that the additional hydropower can be efficiently transmitted within and outside the state. As Himachal Pradesh is one of the few states in India with 100% electrification at the village level, additional hydropower capacity will not just serve the state's growing demand, but will serve the national grid through interstate power flows. As a subset of the overall sector road map, and with support from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), HPPTCL has prepared a power system master plan to articulate a transmission network expansion plan for Himachal Pradesh. This plan, endorsed by India's Central Electricity Authority (CEA), provides a sound basis for investment in transmission facilities, and is expected to engender confidence among existing and potential private hydropower developers that sufficient transmission capacity will be available to evacuate power from hydropower facilities to markets outside of Himachal Pradesh. The investment program thus consists of transmission system investments, and a capacity development program for HPPTCL as the state transmission utility.

Impact HPPTL has sufficient assets and capacity to support its mandate as the state transmission utility company.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome HPPTL has increased its asset base and its capacity.
Progress Toward Outcome One substation has been commissioned. Construction of four substations and one transmission line are under implementation.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

New Transmission system assets are operational.

HPPTCL's management capacity enhanced.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Contract for computerized ERP solution signed on 6 July 2016 and implementation is under progress. Project in Realization phase.R&R, ERP, and Project Planning Engineer consultants are on board.

Contract for Hatkoti-Gumma Transmission Line (3-TL) has been signed on 11 Oct 2012. It has achieved overall physical progress of around 95%.

Work of 2 substation i.e. 132 kV GIS at Chabi and 132 kV GIS at Pandoh shifted from Tranche 2 to Tranche 1.

a. Contract for Gumma Substation (6-SS) has been signed on 27 November 2013. It has achieved overall physical progress of around 98%.

b. Contract for Wangtoo Substation (4-SS) has been signed on 30 September 2013. It has achieved overall physical progress of around 80%.

c. Contract for substation at Bhoktoo (1-SS) was signed on 29th March 2012. The project has been commissioned in March 2017.

d. Contract for substation at Pandoh (13-SS) was signed on 8 October 2015 (Shifted from Loan 3001). It has achieved overall physical progress of around 95%.

e. Contract for substation at Chambi (18-SS) was signed on 2 December 2015 (Shifted from Loan 3001). It has achieved overall physical progress of around 95%.

Geographical Location Boktu, Chambi, Gumma, Hatkoti, Pandoh, Shimla district, State of Himachal Pradesh, Wangtu
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The tranche 1 project is environment category B. The civil construction work is limited to building foundations for the transmission towers, and substations, and the tranche 1 project does not come within any national parks, sanctuaries and bio-spheres. Based on the environmental assessment and surveys, associated potential adverse environmental impacts are minimal and can be mitigated through implementation of the EMP. An adequate budgetary provision in the tranche 1 project covers the environmental mitigation and monitoring requirements, and the EMP is part of the construction contracts. The EA will supervise the construction contracts and EMP implementation, and semiannual progress reports of its implementation will be submitted to ADB. Overall, the major social and environmental impacts associated with the tranche 1 project are limited to the construction period and can be mitigated to an acceptable level by implementation of recommended engineering measures and environmental practices.
Involuntary Resettlement The sub-projects under Tranche 1 do not have any significant involuntary resettlement impacts and the project overall has been categorized as B' for involuntary resettlement (IR) in accordance with the ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement,2009. Of the five proposed substations, three are to be built on government land, and the two requires around 3.5 hectares of private land. The transmission line (Hatkoti to Pragati Nagar, Gumma including LILO of Jakhri- Abdullahpur) requires construction of 95 towers, of which 76 are located on privately-owned land. The project does not cause any temporary or permanent impact on structures and crops. Regarding gender issues, the loan agreements include a standard assurance related to core labor standards for contractors (including equal pay for equal type of work), and an awareness program on HIV and sexually transmitted diseases and human trafficking.
Indigenous Peoples The tranche 1 project is indigenous peoples category C.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Responsible ADB Officer Jigar Arvindbhai Bhatt
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division India Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Himachal Pradesh Power Transmission Corporation Limited
[email protected]
Barowalia House, Khalini, Shimla 171002, Himachal Pradesh, India
Timetable
Concept Clearance 11 Jan 2011
Fact Finding 04 May 2011 to 13 May 2011
MRM 17 Jun 2011
Approval 18 Oct 2011
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 27 Jun 2019

Loan 2794-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
18 Oct 2011 15 Dec 2011 19 Jan 2012 30 Jun 2018 30 Sep 2019 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 113.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 113.00 18 Oct 2011 112.90 0.00 100%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 18 Oct 2011 108.01 0.00 96%

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Title Document Type Document Date
MFF-Himachal Pradesh Clean Energy Transmission Investment Program - Tranche 1: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Sep 2019
Himachal Pradesh Clean Energy Transmission Investment Program - Tranche 1: Audited Project Financial Statements (April 2017-March 2018) Audited Project Financial Statements Nov 2018
Himachal Pradesh Clean Energy Transmission Investment Program - Tranche 1: Audited Project Financial Statements (01 April 2016 - 31 March 2017) Audited Project Financial Statements May 2018
Himachal Pradesh Clean Energy Transmission Investment Program - Tranche 1: Audited Project Financial Statements (01 April 2015 to 31 March 2016) Audited Project Financial Statements Jan 2018
Himachal Pradesh Clean Energy Transmission Investment Program - Tranche 1: Audited Project Financial Statements (01 April 2014 - 31 March 2015) Audited Project Financial Statements Apr 2017
Himachal Pradesh Clean Energy Transmission Investment Program - Tranche 1: Audited Financial Statements (01 April 2014 - 31 March 2015) Documents Produced Under Grant/Loans/TA Feb 2017
Himachal Pradesh Clean Energy Transmission Investment Program - Tranche 2: Audited Financial Statements (01 April 2014 - 31 March 2015) Documents Produced Under Grant/Loans/TA Feb 2017
Amendment to the Loan Agreements (Ordinary Operations) for Loans 2794 and 3001-IND: Himachal Pradesh Clean Energy Transmission Investment Program - Tranches 1 and 2 Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources) Jul 2016
Loan Agreement for Himachal Pradesh Clean Energy Transmission Investment Program - Project 1 between India and Asian Development Bank dated 15 December 2011 Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources) Dec 2011
Project Agreement for Himachal Pradesh Clean Energy Transmission Investment Program - Project 1 between Asian Development Bank and State of Himachal Pradesh and H.P. Power Transmission Corporation Limited dated 15 December 2011 Project/Program Agreements Dec 2011

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
Himachal Pradesh Clean Energy Transmission Investment Program - Tranche 1: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2019) Environmental Monitoring Reports Oct 2019
Himachal Pradesh Clean Energy Transmission Investment Program - Tranche 1: Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2018) Social Monitoring Reports May 2019
Himachal Pradesh Clean Energy Transmission Investment Program - Tranche 1: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2018) Environmental Monitoring Reports Apr 2019
Himachal Pradesh Clean EnergyTransmission Investment Program - Tranche 1: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2018) Environmental Monitoring Reports Nov 2018
Himachal Pradesh Clean Energy Transmission Investment Program - Tranche 1: Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2018) Social Monitoring Reports Oct 2018
Himachal Pradesh Clean Energy Transmission Investment Program - Tranche 1: Environmental Safeguard Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Aug 2018
Himachal Pradesh Clean Energy Transmission Investment Program - Tranche 1: Initial Environment Examination (Addendum) Initial Environmental Examination Jun 2018
Himachal Pradesh Clean Energy Transmission Investment Program - Tranche 1: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2017) Environmental Monitoring Reports May 2018
Himachal Pradesh Clean Energy Transmission Investment Program - Tranche 1: Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2017) Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2018
Himachal Pradesh Clean Energy Transmission Investment Program - Tranche 1: Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2016) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Feb 2018
Himachal Pradesh Clean Energy Transmission Investment Program - Tranche 1: Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2017) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Feb 2018
Himachal Pradesh Clean Energy Transmission Investment Program - Tranche 1: Environmental Monitoring Report (August-December 2016) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2018
Himachal Pradesh Clean Energy Transmission Investment Program - Tranche 1: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2017) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2018
Himachal Pradesh Clean Energy Transmission Investment Program - Tranche 1: Social Monitoring Report (August 2015-July 2016) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Sep 2017
Himachal Pradesh Clean Energy Transmission Investment Program - Tranche 1: Environmental Monitoring Report (August 2015-July 2016) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2017
Himachal Pradesh Clean Energy Transmission Investment Program - Tranche 1: Environmental and Social Monitoring Report (June 2014-July 2015) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Nov 2015
Himachal Pradesh Clean Energy Transmission Investment Program (Draft) Resettlement Plans Jul 2011
Himachal Pradesh Clean Energy Transmission Investment Program - Tranche 1 Initial Environmental Examination Jun 2011

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.

Related Publications

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Loan No. 2794-IND: Himachal Pradesh Clean Energy Transmission Investment Program – Tranche 1 [31 - ERP / ADB / HPPTCL / CLOUD] Invitation for Bids Closed 26 Feb 2018 14 May 2018
MFF-Himachal Pradesh Clean Energy Transmission Investment Program - Tranche 1 Individual - Consulting Closed 10 Jan 2018 24 Jan 2018

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found