Nepal: South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project

Sovereign Project | 44219-014

ADB is helping Nepal increase its power supply, harness more clean energy, and eventually export the surplus to neighboring India. The project will upgrade transmission and distribution lines and substations, allowing the transfer of up to 2,000 megawatts of power to main load centers in the Kathmandu Valley. It will also build small hydropower plants and mini grid-based solar and hybrid systems.

Project Name South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project
Project Number 44219-014
Country / Economy Nepal
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0397-NEP: South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project
Government of Norway US$ 60.00 million
Grant 0398-NEP: South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project
Strategic Climate Fund US$ 11.20 million
Loan 3139-NEP: South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 180.00 million
Loan: South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project
European Investment Bank US$ 120.00 million
TA 8678-NEP: Supporting Rural Electrification Through Renewable Energy
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
Grant 0520-NEP: South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project
Strategic Climate Fund US$ 20.00 million
Loan 3721-NEP: South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project-Additional Financing
Concessional ordinary capital resources lending US$ 20.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Energy / Electricity transmission and distribution - Renewable energy generation - small hydro - Renewable energy generation - solar - Renewable energy generation - wind

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description ADB assisted the Government of Nepal in increasing capacity of national power grid and enhancing renewable energy development. The South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project is building more than 200 kilometers of power transmission lines, as well as substations, along Kali Gandaki corridor in the Himalayas and Marsyangdi-Kathmandu route. The project is also building or upgrading more than 1,000 kilometers of power distribution lines in the east, central, and west regions of the country. To bring affordable renewable energy to remote areas, the project is building small hydroelectric power plants, as well as mini-grid based solar and solar/wind hybrid energy systems.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Nepal is facing chronic power shortages. Only 65% of the country's households have access to electricity and per capita electricity consumption is 102 kilowatt-hours per year, one of the lowest in the world. The installed capacity is 762 megawatts, well below the peak demand of 1,095 megawatts. As a result, consumers connected to the national grid experience scheduled power cuts of 12 hours per day or more during the dry season._In addition, the limited power transmission and distribution network is a bottleneck both for meeting domestic power demand and for potentially trading power with neighboring countries.
Impact

Increased electricity access in Nepal and improved power exchange across the border

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

Increased capacity of national grid and enhanced renewable energy development by 2025

Progress Toward Outcome Project implementation is ongoing in line with the set outcome.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Power transmission capacity increased

2. Power distribution network improved

3. Mini-grid-based renewable energy systems in off-grid areas increased

4. Capacity development support to NEA and AEPC provided

5. Utility scale solar photovoltaic projects developed.

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

1. Power Transmission Capacity Increased. Grid substations in Dhalkebar, Lahan, Damauli, Baneshwor, Banepa, New Kawasoti, Butwal, Bharatpur, Butwal and Gandak are in operation after reinforcement works. Dana -Kusma 220 kV transmission line and associated substations have come into operation in 2021. 220 kV New Butwal substation was also charged in 2021. Marsyangdi- Kathmandu 220 kV transmission line has been charged in 2022. Construction of Matatirtha and Markichowk substations are ongoing. Kusma-New Butwal and New Butwal-Bardaghat 220 kV transmission lines are also under construction.

2. Power distribution network improved. Construction of distribution lines and substations, rehabilitation of distribution lines, and augmentation in existing distribution substations are ongoing. Upgraded Dhalkebar- Mujeliya 33 kV line has been charged after stringing of HTLS conductor.

3. Mini-grid-based renewable energy systems in off-grid areas increased. Nine Wind/Solar Mini Grid Systems of 565 kW completed. Out of 9 Mini Hydro Projects (MHP) planned to be implemented under the project, 4 MHPs of total capacity 1100kW completed; 4 MHPs of 2,496kW are under construction; and Procurement of the final 750kW MHP (Aankhe Khola) has commenced with publication of IFB on 27 Feb 2022.

4. Capacity development support to NEA and AEPC provided. Required numbers of people have been trained. AEPC act (Renewable Energy Promotion Board Act) has been prepared by AEPC and line ministry is preparing for submission to the parliament for its consideration. Regulation related to its implementation will be prepared after approval of the act. NEA has approved Distribution System and Rural Electrification Master Plan in 2021 and is under implementation.

5. Utility scale solar photovoltaic projects developed. Contract has been signed with 5 Independent Power Producers (IPPs) for a total size of 24 MWp. Out of these, 3 IPPs commenced construction of its plant, with size of 11 MWp.

Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples B
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects Initial environmental examinations and an environmental assessment and review framework for future unidentified off-grid subprojects have been prepared for both on- and off-grid components following ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009) and the government's environmental regulatory framework._Potential impacts are mostly temporary and reversible, but some irreversible impacts on the natural habitat will occur because of the clearance of about 150 hectares of forested land. Available information on the habitat ranges and elevations of sensitive species indicates that critical habitat will not be directly impacted; potential impacts on natural habitat and potentially sensitive ecosystems have been identified and can be readily mitigated. Due diligence has determined that associated hydropower facilities comply with Nepal's regulatory requirements. Cumulative and induced impacts will have net positive benefits from easier access to energy and productive end uses of energy. Climate change risk screening was conducted and resulted to a medium climate change classification. Risks identified will be addressed through best practice engineering design._The initial environmental examinations and environmental management plans (EMPs) for all components include mitigation measures, monitoring, and budgetary provisions that are adequate to address the environmental impacts of the project. The EMPs' requirements are incorporated into bidding documents. The NEA and AEPC supervise construction contracts and EMP implementation, including preparation of semiannual monitoring reports. The EMPs will be updated as necessary during implementation. Public consultation and information disclosure requirements have been met. The environmental assessment for the project are disclosed on ADB's website.
Involuntary Resettlement The project will require land acquisition and involuntary resettlement, which will primarily be economic displacements with limited impact from physical displacement. The transmission and distribution components will have permanent and temporary impacts. Permanent impacts are anticipated from land acquisition for the construction of new transmission substations, distribution substations, transmission towers, and distribution poles._The temporary impacts will be from the loss of trees and crops along the right-of-way. About 715 households will be affected by land acquisition and loss of crops and trees. An initial assessment shows that the project areas do not have any endangered indigenous peoples groups. The magnitude of the impacts on indigenous peoples is not significant. Impacts are limited to loss of portions of land which will be compensated at replacement cost. Where these groups are considered vulnerable, additional resettlement assistance will be provided, in addition to the compensation, and consultations will be carried out to make them aware of the project and to obtain their endorsement for land acquisition. The off-grid component will not have any resettlement impacts for subprojects and no adverse impacts on indigenous peoples._The minimum private land requirements for the subprojects will be met through voluntary land donation. A due diligence report has been prepared for those subprojects. The off-grid component allows for future subprojects, which have not been identified and are subject to due diligence. Therefore, a resettlement framework_and an indigenous peoples planning framework_have been prepared as required by the Safeguard Policy Statement and related national policies and legislation. AEPC will monitor the implementation of the resettlement and indigenous people plan, and will submit semiannual reports to ADB. Social safeguards measures will be achieved in line with the provisions stated in the PAM._A summary of the initial social safeguards assessment is presented in the summary poverty reduction and social strategy.
Indigenous Peoples Based on surveys, two draft combined resettlement and indigenous peoples plans have been prepared for the on-grid components, in line with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement and the government's legal framework.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Stakeholder communication and consultations were conducted during project design, with their active participation.
During Project Implementation Stakeholder consultations are being conducted during project implementation as and when required.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

Consultants (individuals and firm) to be financed by ADB funds and ADB administered funds will be recruited in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). For the procurement to be financed by ADF loan, or jointly by ADF and Norwegian grant, a blanket waiver of member country procurement eligibility restrictions will be applied.

All earlier planned consultant recruitment under NEA is complete. NEA had signed contract with a new project supervision consultant firm on 5 July 2022.

Various individual consultants have been recruited under AEPC to support project implementation. Further required TA services for the project is being extended from UNDP/RERL.

Procurement

As per initial plan the project would be executed over a period of six years from the date of loan effectiveness. However, recently the project has been extended for two years (i.e., till 30 June 2024) to cover up the implementation delays.

All procurement to be financed by ADB fund and ADB administered funds will be carried out in accordance with ADB s Procurement Guidelines (2013, as amended from time to time). For the procurement to be financed by ADF loan, or jointly by ADF and Norwegian grant, a blanket waiver of member country procurement eligibility restrictions will be applied.

Under NEA component, all 13 procurement packages have been awarded. In addition, as the contract with the earlier project supervision consultant was ended on 30 June 2022, NEA has signed contract with a new project supervision consultant (firm) on 5 July 2022 to ensure continuity of project monitoring supervision and for the extended period of the project.

Under AEPC component, 20 contracts are already awarded while other are at different stages.

Responsible ADB Officer Shah, Grishma
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Nepal Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Alternative Energy Promotion Center (AEPC)
Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA)
Timetable
Concept Clearance 31 Jul 2013
Fact Finding 16 Mar 2014 to 21 Mar 2014
MRM 22 Apr 2014
Approval 04 Jul 2014
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 27 Jul 2022

Grant 0397-NEP

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
04 Jul 2014 14 Nov 2014 15 Jan 2015 30 Jun 2022 30 Jun 2024 -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 60.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 08 Sep 2022 0.00 20.73 94%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 60.00 08 Sep 2022 0.00 17.29 79%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Unsatisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory - Satisfactory

Grant 0398-NEP

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
04 Jul 2014 11 Jul 2014 15 Jan 2015 30 Jun 2022 30 Jun 2024 -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 11.20 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 08 Sep 2022 0.00 10.19 91%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 11.20 08 Sep 2022 0.00 9.25 83%

Grant 0520-NEP

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
29 Nov 2016 18 Jan 2017 19 May 2017 30 Jun 2022 30 Jun 2024 -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 20.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 08 Sep 2022 0.00 7.41 37%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 20.00 08 Sep 2022 0.00 0.00 0%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Partly satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory - Satisfactory

Loan 3139-NEP

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
04 Jul 2014 11 Jul 2014 15 Jan 2015 30 Jun 2022 30 Jun 2024 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 188.46 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 180.00 08 Sep 2022 157.23 0.00 98%
Counterpart 8.46 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 08 Sep 2022 135.76 0.00 85%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Partly satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory - Satisfactory

Loan 3721-NEP

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
02 Oct 2018 26 Nov 2018 30 Dec 2018 30 Jun 2022 30 Jun 2024 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 20.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 20.00 08 Sep 2022 19.00 0.00 95%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 08 Sep 2022 4.23 0.00 21%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Partly satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory - Satisfactory

TA 8678-NEP

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
04 Jul 2014 05 Aug 2014 05 Aug 2014 30 Jun 2017 31 Dec 2017 19 Mar 2018
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 08 Sep 2022 429,796.08
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Partly satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory - Satisfactory

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Title Document Type Document Date
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project: Off-Grid Audited Project Financial Statements (16 July 2020-15 July 2021) Audited Project Financial Statements Jul 2022
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (16 July 2020-15 July 2021) Audited Project Financial Statements May 2022
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Nov 2021
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (17 July 2019-15 July 2020) Audited Project Financial Statements Jul 2021
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project: Nepal Electricity Authority Audited Project Financial Statements (17 July 2019-15 July 2020) Audited Project Financial Statements Jun 2021
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project: Alternative Energy Promotion Center Audited Project Financial Statements (16 July 2017-16 June 2018) Audited Project Financial Statements Feb 2020
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project: Nepal Electricity Authority Audited Project Financial Statements (16 July 2018-16 July 2019) Audited Project Financial Statements Feb 2020
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project: Nepal Electricity Authority Audited Project Financial Statements (16 July 2017-16 July 2018) Audited Project Financial Statements Jul 2019
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project: Alternative Energy Promotion Center Audited Project Financial Statements (16 July 2017-16 June 2018) Audited Project Financial Statements Apr 2019
Loan Agreement (Ordinary Operations [Concessional]) for Loan 3721-NEP: South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project - Additional Financing Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources) Nov 2018
Project Agreement for Loan 3721-NEP: South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project - Additional Financing Project/Program Agreements Nov 2018
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project: Nepal Electricity Authority Audited Project Financial Statements (16 July 2016-17 July 2017) Audited Project Financial Statements Apr 2018
Amendment to the Grant Agreement for Grant 0520-NEP: South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project - Additional Financing Grant Agreement Apr 2018
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project: Audited Financial Statements (16 July 2016-17 July 2017) Documents Produced Under Grant/Loans/TA Apr 2018
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project: Alternative Energy Promotion Center Audited Project Financial Statements (16 July 2016-15 July 2017) Audited Project Financial Statements Mar 2018
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project: Alternative Energy Promotion Center Audited Project Financial Statements (16 July 2016-17 July 2017) Audited Project Financial Statements Mar 2018
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project: Nepal Electricity Authority Audited Project Financial Statements (16 July 2016-15 July 2017) Audited Project Financial Statements Feb 2018
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project: Audited Financial Statements (16 July 2015-17 July 2016) Documents Produced Under Grant/Loans/TA Nov 2017
Amendment to the Loan Agreement (Special Operations) for Loan 3139-NEP: South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project Loan Agreement (Special Operations) Apr 2017
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project: Alternative Energy Promotion Center Audited Project Financial Statements (16 July 2015-17 July 2016) Audited Project Financial Statements Mar 2017
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project: Nepal Electricity Authority Audited Project Financial Statements (16 July 2015-17 July 2016) Audited Project Financial Statements Feb 2017
Grant Agreement (Externally Financed - Strategic Climate Fund) for Grant 0520-NEP: SASEC Power System Expansion Project - Additional Cofinancing Grant Agreement Jan 2017
Project Agreement (Externally Financed - Strategic Climate Fund) for Grant 0520-NEP: SASEC Power System Expansion Project - Additional Cofinancing Project/Program Agreements Jan 2017
Amendment to the Loan Agreement (Special Operations) for Loan 3139-NEP: South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project Loan Agreement (Special Operations) Sep 2016
Amendment to the Grant Agreement (Externally Financed - Government of Norway) for Grant 0397-NEP: South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project Grant Agreement Sep 2016
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project: Alternative Energy Promotion Centre Audited Project Financial Statements (16 July 2014-17 July 2015) Audited Project Financial Statements Jan 2016
Grant Agreement (Externally Financed - Government of Norway) for Grant 0397-NEP: South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project Grant Agreement Nov 2014
Project Agreement for Loan 3139-NEP and Grant 0397-NEP: South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project Project/Program Agreements Jul 2014
Project Agreement for Loan 3139-NEP and Grant 3098-NEP: South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project Project/Program Agreements Jul 2014
Loan Agreement (Special Operations) for Loan 3139-NEP: South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project Loan Agreement (Special Operations) Jul 2014
Grant Agreement (Externally Financed - Strategic Climate Fund) for Grant 0398-NEP: South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project Grant Agreement Jul 2014
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project Reports and Recommendations of the President Jun 2014
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project: Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Action Plan Gender Action Plans Jun 2014
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project Project/Program Administration Manual May 2014
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) Power System Expansion Project: Project Data Sheet (Nepali Translation) Translated PDS Jul 2013
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) Power System Expansion Project Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Jul 2013

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
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project: Off-Grid Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2021) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2022
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project: Off-Grid Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2022) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2022
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2022) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2022
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project: On-grid Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2022) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2022
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project: On-grid Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2021) Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2022
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project: Off-Grid Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2021) Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2022
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2021) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2022
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project: Off-grid Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2021) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2022
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project: AEPC Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2021) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2021
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project: NEA Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2021) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2021
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project: On-grid Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2021) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2021
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project: Off-grid Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2021) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2021
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project: Off-grid Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2021) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2021
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project: NEA Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2020) Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2021
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project: Updated Resettlement and Indigenous Peoples Plan Combined Resettlement Plan and Indigenous Peoples Plans Feb 2021
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project: AEPC Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2020) Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2021
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project: Off-grid Environmental Compliance Monitoring Report (July-December 2020) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2021
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project: On-grid Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2020) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2021
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project: External Social Monitoring Report Social Monitoring Reports Sep 2020
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project: On-grid Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2020) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2020
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project: Off-Grid Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2020) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2020
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project: Off-grid Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2020) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2020
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project: On-grid Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2020) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2020
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project: Off-Grid Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2019) Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2020
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project: On-grid Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2019) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2020
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project: On-Grid Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2019) Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2020
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project: Off-grid Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2019) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2019
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project: Off-Grid Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2019) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2019
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project: Off-Grid Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2019) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2019
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project: On-Grid Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2019) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2019
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project: On-Grid Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2019) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2019
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project: On-Grid Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2018) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2019
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project: Off-Grid Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2018) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2019
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project: Off-Grid Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2018) Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2019
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project: On-Grid Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2018) Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2019
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project: On-Grid Component Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2018) Social Monitoring Reports Aug 2018
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project: On-Grid Component Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2018) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2018
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project: Off-Grid Component Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2018) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2018
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project: Off-Grid Component Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2018) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2018
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project: On-Grid Component Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2017) Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2018
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project: Off-Grid Component Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2017) Social Monitoring Reports Feb 2018
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project: On-Grid Component Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2017) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2018
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project: Off-Grid Component Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2017) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2018
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project: Off-Grid Component Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2017) Environmental Monitoring Reports Aug 2017
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project: Off-Grid Component Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2017) Social Monitoring Reports Aug 2017
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project: On-Grid Component Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2017) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jun 2017
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project: On-Grid Component Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2017) Social Monitoring Reports Jun 2017
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project: Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2016) Social Monitoring Reports May 2017
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project: Kaligandaki Corridor 220 kV Transmission Line Project (Kusma-New Butwal) Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Mar 2017
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2016) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2017
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project: Kaligandaki Corridor 220 kV Transmission Line Project Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Jan 2017
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project - Additional Financing: Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Nov 2016
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project: Transmission Component Combined Resettlement Plan and Indigenous Peoples Plans Apr 2014
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project: Distribution Component Combined Resettlement Plan and Indigenous Peoples Plans Apr 2014
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project: Resettlement Framework - Mini-grid Renewable Energy Resettlement Frameworks Apr 2014
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project: Indigenous Peoples Planning Framework - Mini-grid Renewable Energy Indigenous Peoples Planning Frameworks/Indigenous Peoples Development Frameworks Apr 2014
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project: Environmental Assessment and Review Framework - Mini-grid Renewable Energy Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Apr 2014
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project: Due Diligence for Sample Subprojects under the AEPC component Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Apr 2014
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) Power System Expansion Project Environmental Impact Assessments Feb 2014
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) Power System Expansion Project: Renewable Energy for Rural Energy Access Project Component Initial Environmental Examination Feb 2014

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Project Supervision Consultant (II) Firm - Consulting Closed 28 Nov 2021 27 Dec 2021
Project Supervision Consultant (II) Firm - Consulting Closed 19 Nov 2021 19 Dec 2021
Consulting Services (International) on Power System Protection and Utility scale solar in Nepal with relevant capacity development trainings Firm - Consulting Closed 11 Dec 2020 11 Jan 2021
Loan 3139/3721 and Grant 0397-NEP: South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) Power System Expansion Project [ICB-PMD-MKTLP-076/077-02] Invitation for Bids Closed 23 Jun 2020 11 Sep 2020
Solar Power Projects Development Specialist and Project Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed 22 Feb 2019 28 Feb 2019
Procurement Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 29 Dec 2018 09 Jan 2019
Solar Wind Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 29 Dec 2018 09 Jan 2019
Mini Hydro Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 29 Dec 2018 09 Jan 2019
Financial Management Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 29 Dec 2018 09 Jan 2019
Monitoring and Evaluation Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 29 Dec 2018 09 Jan 2019
3139-NEP: South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) Power System Expansion Project [RE: ICB-PMD-KGTCP-073/74-02] Invitation for Bids Closed 29 Jun 2018 30 Aug 2018
Grant No. 0520-NEP: South Asia Sub-Regional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project – Additional Financing [NEA/PMD/USGSP/2074/75-01] Invitation for Bids Closed 25 Apr 2018 12 Jul 2018
Loan No. 3139-NEP: South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) Power System Expansion Project [PMD/GSRP/DM-073/074-01 (RE)] REBIDDING Invitation for Bids Closed 07 Feb 2018 21 Mar 2018
Loan No. 3139-NEP: South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project [Re-ICB-PMD-073/74-Vehicles-01] REBIDDING Invitation for Bids Closed 07 Aug 2017 20 Sep 2017
Loan No. 3139-NEP: South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) Power System Expansion Project [RE:ICB-PMD-KGTCP-072/073-04] REBIDDING Invitation for Bids Closed 19 Jul 2017 30 Aug 2017
Loan No.3139-NEP: South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project [ICB-PMD-073/74-Vehicles-01] Invitation for Bids Closed 22 May 2017 02 Jul 2017
Loan No. 3139-NEP: South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project [ICB-PMD/KGTCP/073/74-03] Invitation for Bids Closed 09 May 2017 29 Jun 2017
Loan No. 3139-NEP: South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project [ICB-PMD/KGTCP/073/74-02] Invitation for Bids Closed 09 May 2017 30 Jun 2017
Loan No. 3139-NEP: South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) Power System Expansion Project [PMD/GSRP/DM-073/074-01] Invitation for Bids Closed 05 May 2017 22 Jun 2017

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Project Supervision Consultant (Phase II) Grant 0397 05 Jul 2022 M/S Power Grid Corporation of India Limited | Gurgaon, India Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) 1,231,120.34
DESIGN,SUPPLY,INSTALLATION & COMMISSIONING OF AIR INSULATED SUBSTATION (AIS) AT MATATIRTHA, KATHMAND U AND GAS INSULATEDSUBSTATION (GIS) AT MARKICHOWK Loan 3721 31 Dec 2020 CHINA MACHINERY ENGINEERING CORPORATION | NO.165 JINZE ROAD, FENGTAI DISTRICT BEIJING CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) 16,747,922.14 14,129,338.14
PROCUREMENT OF CHUKENI KHOLA MINI HYDRO SUB PROJEC T, PATRASI , JUMLA DISTRICT ( PACKAGE-01, GENERATI ON ) Loan 3139 09 Aug 2019 FEWA CONSTRUCTION PVT LTD | POKHARA NEPAL NEPAL Nepal Electricity Authority 2,401,404.69 345,351.27
VGF CONTRACT FOR SHIVPUR CHANDRAUTA (8 MW) Grant 0520 11 Mar 2019 FIRST SOLAR DEVELOPER NEPAL (P) LTD. | MARCOPOLO BSINESS HOTEL COMPLEX HATTISAR KAMAL POKHARI KATHMANDU NEPAL Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) 2,924,762.34
VGA CONTRACT FOR GANDAK (5MW) Grant 0520 11 Mar 2019 FIRST NATIONAL SOLAR POWER COMPANY | JAWALAKHEL LALITPUR NEPAL Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) 1,827,987.68
VGA CONTRACT FOR BULU CHOWK (5 MW) Grant 0520 03 Mar 2019 EAST SOLAR PRIVATE LIMITED | SINAMANGAL KATHMANDU NEPAL Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) 1,827,987.68
PROCUREMENT OF LOWER BOM KHOLA MINI HYDRO PROJECT( 200KW) Loan 3139 12 Dec 2018 FEWA CONSTRUCTION AND MEGA HYDRO ENGINEERING | BUTWAL NEPAL NEPAL Nepal Electricity Authority 1,064,444.90 267,098.54
PROCUREMENT OF CONSTRUCTION OF 500KW KATHYAD KHOL A BIRABAGAR SERA MINI HYDRO SUB PROJECT AT MUGU DI STRICT, NEPAL Loan 3139 12 Sep 2018 FEWA CONS- MEGA HYDRO & ENGINEER JV | BUTWAL, RUPANDEHI NEPAL NEPAL Nepal Electricity Authority 1,138,803.00 137,085.00
DESIGN, SUPPLY, INSTALLATION AND COMISSIONING OF D HALKEBAR-MUJELIYA 33KV LINE UPGRADING Loan 3139 22 Jun 2018 MUDBHARY AND JOSHI CONSTRUCTION PVT LTD | JDA COMPLEX, SUNDHARA KATHMANDU, NEPAL NEPAL Nepal Electricity Authority 2,745,706.00 2,741,703.00
PROCUREMENT OF MIDDLE PHAWA KHOLA MINI HYDRO SUBPR OJECT (500KW) SIKAICHA, TAPLEJUNG DISTRICT Loan 3139 08 Feb 2018 GAURA CONST(P)LTD AND HYRO ENERGY CONCERN(P) | KATHMANDU NEPAL NEPAL Nepal Electricity Authority 1,301,300.00 144,053.00
DESIGN, SUPPLY, INSTALLATION, AND COMMISSIONING OF KUSMA - NEW BUTWAL 220 KV TRANSMISSION LINE Loan 3139 06 Dec 2017 LARSEN & TOUBRO LIMITED | MOUNT POONAM ROAD, MANAPAKKAM PO BOX:979, CHENNAI 600089, INDIA INDIA Nepal Electricity Authority 30,405,051.00 30,405,051.00
PROCUREMENT OF PLANT FOR DESIGN, SUPPLY, INSTALLAT ION AND COMISSIONING OF 220/132KV NEW BUTWAL SUBST ATION Loan 3139 16 Nov 2017 TATA PROJECTS LIMITED | 1ST FLOOR ,TOWER-1, OKAYA CENTER SECTOR -62, NOIDA, UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA INDIA Nepal Electricity Authority 9,689,173.00 9,689,173.00
PREPERATION OF DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM/RURAL ELECTRIFI CATION MASTER PLAN Grant 0397 20 Sep 2017 GESTO ENERGY CONSULTING(GESTO ENERGIA S.A) | AV. DAS TULIPAS N6 PISO 5 MIRAFLORES OFFICE CENTER 1498-158 ALGES PORTUGAL Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) 4,658,509.00
Procurement of Printers, Laptop, Scanner, Fax Machine and Multimedia Projector under Package No. UIIP-III/LGED/NCB/G-04 Loan 3139 10 Feb 2017 Gaura Construction/Hydro Energy Concern JV | Samakhushi, Nepal Nepal Nepal Electricity Authority 711,816.40 93,675.06
Capacity Development Technical Assistance 8678 08 Jul 2015 PriceWaterhouseCoopers Pvt. Ltd. (India) in association with Total Management Services Pvt. Ltd. (Nepal) | #8-2-293/82/A/1131A; Road No. 36, Jubile derabad, India/Andhra Pradesh 500 034, In, 17th Flr, Bldg 10, Tower C, DLF Cyber City, Gu Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) 400,170.00