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 Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|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|
|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.
|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.
|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|
Himachal Pradesh Power Transmission Corporation Ltd.
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|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|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%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||18 Oct 2011||58.66||0.00||52%|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|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 (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
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