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

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
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

A review mission was fielded last 16-24 March 2017.

Contract awards and disbursement targets in 2016 were achieved. 220/66/22 kV GIS Bhoktoo sub-station has been charged.

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)

All the six contracts have been awarded. Overall Physical Progress is around 53%.

The following contracts for HPPTCL's capacity development have been awarded:

1. ERP consultant;

2. Project Resettlement and Rehabilitation Consultant;

3. Project Environment Consultant will be re-hired soon.

Geographical Location
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 environmentally sensitive area. 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 quarterly 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. A similar result is expected for future tranches based on investigations conducted to date.
Involuntary Resettlement The tranche 1 project is involuntary resettlement category B. Census surveys and consultations were undertaken in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement. The tranche 1 project will entail minimum private land acquisition. Of the five proposed substations, three are to be built on government land, and the two requires around 4.09 hectares of private land. The 220 kV transmission line will have 80 towers out of which 61 will be located on privately owned land, 19 towers will be placed on government land and the 400 kV transmission line will have 15 towers located on private owned land. There are no structures or buildings to be affected and no physical displacement is foreseen. In total, the tranche 1 project includes the acquisition of around 5.51 hectares of private land. 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 Bhatt, Jigar Arvindbhai
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division India Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Himachal Pradesh Power Transmission Corporation Ltd.
[email protected]
Barowalia House, Khalini, Shimla 171002, Himachal Pradesh, India
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 29 Mar 2017

Loan 2794-IND

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
18 Oct 2011 15 Dec 2011 19 Jan 2012 30 Jun 2018 - -
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 100.28 0.00 89%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 18 Oct 2011 58.66 0.00 52%

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