44426-016: Green Energy Corridor and Grid Strengthening Project | Asian Development Bank

India: Green Energy Corridor and Grid Strengthening Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 44426-016 Status: Active

The Asian Development Bank is working with India to build new electricity transmission facilities, which will allow power to be transferred from fast growing renewable energy-rich areas to other parts of the country. The project is funding high voltage lines, a substation, and other infrastructure to increase connectivity between the western and southern region power grids.

Project Details

Project Officer
Sugimoto, Takayuki South Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • India
Modality
  • Loan
Sector
  • Energy
 
Project Name Green Energy Corridor and Grid Strengthening Project
Project Number 44426-016
Country India
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3365-IND: Green Energy Corridor and Grid Strengthening Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 500.00 million
Loan: Green Energy Corridor and Grid Strengthening Project
KfW Bankengruppe US$ 625.00 million
Loan: Green Energy Corridor and Grid Strengthening Project
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank US$ 100.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Energy / Electricity transmission and distribution

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description

The project will fund electric transmission system investments in India, including (i) a portion of the Government of India's "_Green Energy Corridor"_ initiative to facilitate the transfer of power from the renewable energy (RE) rich areas to other parts of the country, consisting of 765 kilovolt (kV) and 400 kV high voltage transmission lines and an associated 765/400kV substation and associated equipment, and (ii) four high voltage direct current (HVDC) terminals (two at 800 kV and two at 320 kV) as part of increased inter-regional connectivity between India's western and southern regional power grids.

India's Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and the Forum of Regulators commissioned Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. (Powergrid) to conduct a Green Energy Corridor study to identify requisite nationwide transmission investments required to accommodate the anticipated additional renewable energy generation capacity targeted during India's 12th Five Year Plan (2013-2017) and beyond. Powergrid is the public sector corporation that is mainly responsible for construction, expansion, operations and maintenance of India's inter-state and inter-regional power transmission network. In order to facilitate transfer of renewable energy from the renewable energy rich states to other states, as well as absorption and smoothing out of the intermittency from such power sources, Powergrid has identified requisite investments in a phased approach to commence during the 12th Five Year Plan.

Powergrid also conducted the studies for the proposed HVDC transmission link to further increase inter-regional transmission capacity between the western and the southern regional grids.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The project consists of electric transmission system investments in India to facilitate the transfer of renewable energy, as well as increasing interregional connectivity. The total project cost is about $2.5 billion, for which ADB would provide a $500 million sovereign guaranteed project loan. Investments will include transmission lines and substations. This project is a subset of India's 'green energy corridor' initiative to ensure that transmission system development is commensurate with renewable energy capacity development over time. The project will also incorporate increasing interregional transmission capacity between the southern and western regional systems via an 800 k V HVDC link. The proposed project will thus improve interstate power flows and system reliability.
Impact Increased overall efficiency of the Indian power system, expanded access to electricity, increased private investment in renewable energy, and enhanced energy security in India. (Electricity for All, Twelfth Five Year Plan)
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Improved and more reliable transmission system capacity in selected regions of India
Progress Toward Outcome Ongoing
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Green energy corridor transmission system expanded in the northern region

2. Transmission interconnection capacity between the western and southern regional grids expanded

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Ongoing
Geographical Location Nation-wide
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects Effective measures to avoid, minimize, mitigate, and compensate for the adverse environmental impacts are incorporated in the initial environmental examination, which includes the environmental management plan. Environmental impacts of transmission lines are mostly localized to the right-of-way and can be minimized by careful route selection.
Involuntary Resettlement For the transmission towers and lines, impacts are temporary and will occur during construction in terms of loss of crops and trees which will be compensated. Effective measures to avoid, minimize, mitigate, and compensate for the adverse impacts are incorporated in the relevant documents.
Indigenous Peoples Category C
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Project was cleared by Government of India for Asian Development Bank to undertake due diligence after inter-ministry consultations in 2014. Powergrid has conducted public consultations in applicable project areas and consulted with other stakeholders.
During Project Implementation Stakeholder consultation is an ongoing process and will continue during project implementation.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Project implementation consultants are not envisaged.
Procurement Powergrid is the executing and implementing agency. A project management unit is in place, headed by a project director. Goods, equipment and civil works to be financed by the ADB loan will be procured in accordance with ADB Procurement Guidelines (2015, as amended from time to time). International competitive bidding (ICB) will be used for civil works and turnkey contracts. Advanced contracting and/or retroactive financing are envisaged.
Responsible ADB Officer Sugimoto, Takayuki
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Power Grid Corporation of India Limited
[email protected]
SAUDAMANI
Plot No. 2, Sector - 29
Gurgaon - 122 001 Haryana, India
Timetable
Concept Clearance 25 Jun 2014
Fact Finding 01 Jun 2015 to 11 Jun 2015
MRM 22 Sep 2015
Approval 09 Dec 2015
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 25 Sep 2017

Loan 3365-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
09 Dec 2015 23 Feb 2017 22 Mar 2017 30 Jun 2021 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 2,581.30 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 500.00 09 Dec 2015 499.50 0.00 100%
Counterpart 2,081.30 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 09 Dec 2015 145.38 0.00 29%

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Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
32KV, 2X1000MW VSC BASES HVDC TERMINALS AND DC XLPE CABLE SYSTEM (32KM) 5 0F 6 CONTRACTS (ON SHORE SERVICE) Loan 3365 01 Aug 2017 JIANGXI GUICHENG CONSTRUCTION CO., LTD JIANGXI PROVINCE CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF Ministry of Agriculture TURNKEY 43401267 0
320KV, 2X1000MW VSC BASES HVDC TERMINALS AND DC XLPE CABLE SYSTEM (32KM) Loan 3365 01 Aug 2017 GUIXI ZHIGUANG CHANGMAO FRUIT INDUSTRY GUIXI CITY, JIANGXI PROVINCE CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF Ministry of Agriculture TURNKEY 49600352 0
CIS01: COMPOSITE INSULATOR PACKAGE Loan 3365 28 Jul 2017 M/S GOLDSTONE INFRATECH LTD,INDIA SECUNDERABAD 500 003 INDIA Power Grid Corporation of India Limited Supply of Goods 2999462 578000
CIS02 (SUPPLY): COMPOSITE INSULATOR PACKAGE Loan 3365 28 Jul 2017 ZHENGZHOU XIANGHE GRP ELEC EQPT MFG COLTD TECHNOLOGICAL DEV ZONE, ZHENGZHOU CHINA 450016 CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF Power Grid Corporation of India Limited Supply of Goods 3514308 703000
320KV, 2X1000MW VSC BASES HVDC TERMINALS AND DC XLPE CABLE SYSTEM (32KM) 2 OF 6 CONTRACTS (OFF SHORE SUPPLY) Loan 3365 28 Jul 2017 SUMIMOTO ELEC INDUS LTD 1-3-13, MOTOAKASAKA, MINATOKU TOKYO, 1978468 JAPAN Power Grid Corporation of India Limited Turnkey 77932122 15706508
320KV,2X1000MW VSC BASES HVDC TERMINALS AND DC XLPE CABLE SYSTEM (32KM) (1 OF 6 CONTRACTS - OFF SHORE SUPPLY) Loan 3365 28 Jul 2017 M/S SIEMENS AG, GERMANY NONNENDAMMALLEE 101, 13623 BERLIN GERMANY Power Grid Corporation of India Limited Turnkey 153749931 31017514
320KV, 2X1000MW VSC BASES HVDC TERMINALS AND DC XLPE CABLE SYSTEM (32KM) 3 OF 6 CONTRACTS (ON-SHORE SUPPLY) Loan 3365 28 Jul 2017 JV OF SIEMENS AG & SUMIMOTO ELEC INDUS LTD NONNENDAMMALLEE 101, 13623 GERMANY GERMANY Power Grid Corporation of India Limited Turnkey 225755297 45626009
CD04: ACSR Zebra Conductor Package 4 Loan 3365 26 Mar 2017 Kataria Industries Pvt Ltd. 34-38&44 Industrial Area Ratlam 457001 Madhya Pradesh India Power Grid Corporation of India Limited Supply of Goods 8361802.25 1626000
TW05: (Supply) Tower Package 5 Loan 3365 26 Mar 2017 Emc Ltd. Constantia Ofc Complex, South Blk 11 Dr Un Brahmachari St,8Flr Kolkata 700017 India Power Grid Corporation of India Limited Supply of Goods 25229448.36 3073715.772
CD02: ACSR Zebra Conductor Package 2 Loan 3365 26 Mar 2017 Neccon Power and Infra Ltd. B-9 Qutab Institutional Area, Katwaria S Arai New Delhi 110016 India Power Grid Corporation of India Limited Supply of Goods 8479498.85 1656000
TW07: (Supply) Tower Package 7 Loan 3365 26 Mar 2017 Emc Limited (Emc) Constancia Office Complex, South Blk 11 Dr Un Brahmachari St 8Flr Kolkata 700017 India Power Grid Corporation of India Limited Supply of Goods 27829792.12 3532039.275
CD03: ACSR Zebra Conductor Package 3 Loan 3365 26 Mar 2017 Diamond Power Infrastructure Ltd. Vadodara Essen House 5/9-10 Bidc Gorwa Dist Vadod Ara 390016 Gujarat India Power Grid Corporation of India Limited Supply of Goods 8505169.1 1650000
TW06: (Supply) Tower Package 6 Loan 3365 26 Mar 2017 Emc Limited (Emc) Constantia Ofc Complex, South Blk 11 Dr Un Brahmachari St,8Flr Kolkata 700017 India Power Grid Corporation of India Limited Supply of Goods 27860250.77 3532827.847
CD01: ACSR Zebra Conductor Package 1 Loan 3365 26 Mar 2017 Transrail Lighting Ltd. R:F 3Rd:Wp3/8 Hamilton Hse Jn Heredia Marg, Ballard Estate Mumbai 400038 India Power Grid Corporation of India Limited Supply of Goods 8523865.19 1653000
SS01 (Supply) 765/400KV Substations Including Supply of Circuit Breaker and Bus Reactor Loan 3365 26 Mar 2017 Emc Limited (Emc) Constantia Ofc Complex, South Blk 11 Dr Un Brahmachari St,8Flr Kolkata 700017 India Power Grid Corporation of India Limited Supply of Goods 27865355.6 3533848.356
CDO5: ACSR Zebra Conductor Package 5 Loan 3365 26 Mar 2017 Apar Industries 301/306 Panorama Complex Rc Dutt Road Vadodara 390007 Gujarat India Power Grid Corporation of India Limited Supply of Goods 8607171.28 1669000
Foreign Supply Contract (ABB) for 800KV, 6000MW HVDC Terminal Package Loan 3365 26 Mar 2017 Techno Electric and Engineering Co Ltd. (Techno) 2Nd & 3Rd Flr, Park Plaza (North Block) 71 Part St, Kolkata 700 001 India Power Grid Corporation of India Limited Supply of Goods 34615181.81 5336479.973
CD06: ACSR Zebra Conductor Package 6 Loan 3365 26 Mar 2017 Smita Conductors Pvt Ltd. 1402, 03 Raheja Ctr Free Press Journal Marg Nariman Pt Mumbai 400021 India Power Grid Corporation of India Limited Supply of Goods 8898951.24 1721000
Services Contract (ABB) for 800KV HVDC, 6000MW HVDC Terminal Package Loan 3365 26 Mar 2017 JV of Abb Ab, Sweden and Bhel India Kopparbergsvagen 2, Se-721 83, Vasteras Sweden Power Grid Corporation of India Limited Supply of Goods 115872253.5 56343381.18
CD07: ACSR Zebra Conductor Package 7 Loan 3365 26 Mar 2017 Sterlite Technologies Ltd. B-9 Qutab Institutional Area Katwaria Sa Rai New Delhi 110016 India Power Grid Corporation of India Limited Supply of Goods 9041827.24 1753000
Local Supply Contract (BHEL) for 800KV, 6000MW HVDC Terminal Package Loan 3365 26 Mar 2017 JV of Abb Ab Sweden and Bhel India Kopparbergsvagen 2, Se-721 83 Vasteras Sweden Power Grid Corporation of India Limited Supply of Goods 174667637.1 17200517.11
RT-02: (Supply) Reactor Package - Transformers and Rectifiers Loan 3365 26 Mar 2017 Sterlite Power Transmission Ltd. 4Th Flr Godrej Millenium 9 Koregaon Rd Pune 411001 India Power Grid Corporation of India Limited Supply of Goods 9041827.24 1753000
Local Supply Contract (ABB) for 800KV HVDC, 6000MW HVDC Terminal Package Loan 3365 26 Mar 2017 JV Abb Ab Sweden and Bhel India Kopparbergsvagen 2, Se 721 83 Vasteras Sweden Power Grid Corporation of India Limited Supply of Goods 194601310.5 97660844.43
TR01: (Supply) Transformer Package Loan 3365 26 Mar 2017 Transformers and Rectifiers (India) Ltd. Survey 427P/3-4 & 431 P/1-2, Sarkhej Bavla Hway, Moraiya Taluka Sanand Dist India Power Grid Corporation of India Limited Supply of Goods 9282136.06 1895124.038
Cash Grants (Year 1) Including Retroactive Financing Loan 3365 26 Mar 2017 Abb Ab Sweden and Bhel India Kopparbergsvagen 2, Se-721 83, Vasteras Sweden Power Grid Corporation of India Limited Supply of Goods 372120713.3 188006775.4
RT-01: (Supply) Reactor Package Loan 3365 26 Mar 2017 Abb India Ltd. 21Flr World Trade Ctr, Brigade Gateway 26/1 Dr Rajkumar Rd Malleshwaram 560055 India Power Grid Corporation of India Limited Supply of Goods 9544922.68 1937337.608
TW04: (Supply) Tower Package 4 Loan 3365 26 Mar 2017 Ge T&D India Ltd. A-18 1St Flr Okhla Industrial Area, Phase II, New Delhi 110 020 India Power Grid Corporation of India Limited Supply of Goods 11239245.3 2281227.082
TW03: (Supply) Tower Package 3 Loan 3365 26 Mar 2017 Larsen and Toubro Ltd. L&T House Nm Marg, Ballard Estate Mumbai 400001 India Power Grid Corporation of India Limited Supply of Goods 23326014.95 2930043.59
TW01: (Supply) Tower Package 1 Loan 3365 26 Mar 2017 Kalpataru Power Transmission Ltd. 101 Part Iii Gidc Estate Sector 28 Gandhinagar 382028 Gujarat India Power Grid Corporation of India Limited Supply of Goods 23336620.83 2902922.765
TW02: (Supply) Tower Package 2 Loan 3365 26 Mar 2017 Simplex Infrastructures Ltd. 27 Shakespeare Sarani Kolkata 700017 India Power Grid Corporation of India Limited Supply of Goods 23694706.13 3309417.999
TW08: (Supply) Tower Package 8 Loan 3365 26 Mar 2017 Simplex Infrastructures Ltd. 27 Shakespeare Sarani Kolkata 700017 India Power Grid Corporation of India Limited Supply of Goods 23744892.92 3310283.844
CD09: ACSR Zebra Conductor Package 9 Loan 3365 26 Mar 2017 Gupta Power Infrastructure Ltd. Cuttack Rod Bhubaneswar 751006 Odisha India Power Grid Corporation of India Limited Supply of Goods 8321539.07 1617000
TW09: (Supply) Tower Package 9 Loan 3365 26 Mar 2017 Tata Projects Ltd. 1Flr, Tower 1, Okaya Ctr, B-5 Sector 62 Noida 201301 India Power Grid Corporation of India Limited Supply of Goods 25017887.86 3688266.838

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