The Asian Development Bank is working with India to improve the electricity transmission systems in Rajasthan to help develop renewable energy in the country. The project is both improving the quality and expanding the capacity of the power transmission system in Rajasthan. It is also helping to train government officials on the development of renewable energy parks.
|Project Name||Rajasthan Renewable Energy Transmission Investment Program (Facility Concept)|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Energy / Energy sector development and institutional reform
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Effective gender mainstreaming|
|Description||Rajasthan completed the installation of about 1767 MW of wind and 45 MW of solar generation at the end of 2011 using surplus transmission capacity in the grid. The state's investment plan for renewable energy targets installation of about 8,000 MW of solar and wind projects by 2018. These include private solar and wind power projects to be set up primarily in the renewable energy rich resource areas of Western Rajasthan (in Jodhpur, Bikaner, Barmer and Jaisalmer) including in the solar park being developed in Bhadla by the Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation. The Program would support transmission facilities for evacuation of renewable energy to the state and national grid.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||India has an annual electricity deficit of 8% and nearly 350 million people without access to electricity. The country is heavily dependent on fossil fuel imports (coal, gas, oil) to meet its electricity requirements. The Government in its Integrated Energy Policy (IEP) 2006 estimated that the country would need to increase its electricity generation by at least 5 times, and change the sources mix, to meet the increase in demand expected by 2032. India's tropical position bestows it with solar irradiation ranging from 4-7 kWh/square meter/day across the country and certain regions, particularly the western region (including Rajasthan), have even higher solar incidence. Given this background, India has decided to invest in renewable energy (RE).|
|Impact||Accelerated development of renewable energy sources in Rajasthan and India|
|Description of Outcome||Cleaner electricity mix with more efficient and effective generation and transmission system achieved|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
1. Bulk power transmission system in Rajasthan expanded
2. Institutional capacity for renewable energy parks and transmission system developed.
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Environmental Aspects||An environment assessment and review framework was prepared, outlining the environment safeguard principles and requirements. RRVPNL will undertake environmental due diligence on individual investments based on the environment assessment and review framework and submit quarterly reports on implementation of environmental management plans (EMPs)|
|Involuntary Resettlement||A resettlement framework was prepared outlining the social safeguard principles and requirements. RRVPNL will undertake social safeguard due diligence on individual investments based on the resettlement framework and submit quarterly reports on implementation of resettlement plans for projects.|
|Indigenous Peoples||A indigenous peoples planning framework was prepared outlining the social safeguard principles and requirements. RRVPNL will undertake social safeguard due diligence on individual investments based on the indigenous peoples planning framework and submit quarterly reports on implementation of indigenous plans for projects (as required).|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Procurement||Goods, equipment, and civil works financed by ADB will be procured in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2013, as amended from time to time). RRVPNL has undertaken advance procurement actions, including the placement of bidding documents in the market and requested that ADB authorize these actions and allow retroactive financing. RRVPNL will follow competitive bidding procedures acceptable to ADB for public sector transmission investments. Private sector renewable energy developers selling power to utilities will be selected through a competitive process and will enter into supply contracts with their clients. The construction of their facilities will most likely follow turnkey contracts selected through a competitive process. RREC will coordinate with RRVPNL on the choice and sequencing of the development of transmission lines to evacuate the renewable energy produced in the region, including that from wind and solar parks. Retroactive financing will be allowed for up to 20% of the individual loan amount for expenditures incurred 12 months prior to loan signing.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Karbar, Vallabha R.|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||India Resident Mission|
Energy Department, Government of Rajasthan
Vidyut Bhawan, Janpath, Jaipur - 302 005 Rajasthan, India Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Prasaran Nigam Limited
Vidyut Bhawan, Janpath, Jaipur 302 005
|Concept Clearance||23 Feb 2012|
|Fact Finding||06 May 2012 to 21 May 2012|
|MRM||29 Jun 2012|
|Approval||26 Sep 2013|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||11 Aug 2014|
MFF Facility Concept 0076-IND
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||798.00||Cumulative Contract Awards|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|MFF - Rajasthan Renewable Energy Transmission Investment Program (Facility Concept) (Draft for Consultation)||Indigenous Peoples Planning Frameworks/Indigenous Peoples Development Frameworks||Jun 2012|
|MFF - Rajasthan Renewable Energy Transmission Investment Program (Facility Concept)||Environmental Assessment and Review Framework||Jun 2012|
|MFF - Rajasthan Renewable Energy Transmission Program (Facility Concept) (Draft)||Resettlement Plans||Jun 2012|
|MFF - Rajasthan Renewable Energy Transmission Investment Program (Facility Concept): Tranche 1 Final Draft||Initial Environmental Examination||Jun 2012|
|MFF - Rajasthan Renewable Energy Transmission Investment Program (Facility Concept): Resettlement Framework (Draft for Consultation)||Resettlement Frameworks||Jun 2012|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Rajasthan Renewable Energy Transmission Investment Program (Facility Concept)||Procurement Plans||Aug 2013|