India: Rajasthan Renewable Energy Transmission Investment Program - Tranche 2

Sovereign Project | 45224-004 Status: Approved

Tranche 2 will finance investments in (i) construction of 210 km of 765kV transmission line, 264 km of 400kV transmission line, 240 km of 220kV double circuit transmission line, 132 km of 132kV transmission line, and Optical Ground Wires (OPGW) to connect existing substations; and (ii) construction of eight substations, augmentation of transformers at two substations, and bay extensions at five substations. CO2 reduction of 8,578,704 tons per annum is an indirect benefit of this project, which will be achieved by transmitting renewable energy to be generated from Western Rajasthan.

Project Details

Project Officer
Enomoto, Kazuhiro South Asia Department Request for information
Approval Date
  • 5 December 2016
Country
  • India
Modality
  • Loan
Sector
  • Energy
 
Project Name Rajasthan Renewable Energy Transmission Investment Program - Tranche 2
Project Number 45224-004
Country India
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3482-IND: Rajasthan Renewable Energy Transmission Program - Tranche 2
Ordinary capital resources US$ 238.00 million
Loan 8312-IND: Rajasthan Renewable Energy Transmission Program - Tranche 2
Clean Technology Fund US$ 110.00 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 Tranche 2 will finance investments in (i) construction of 210 km of 765kV transmission line, 264 km of 400kV transmission line, 240 km of 220kV double circuit transmission line, 132 km of 132kV transmission line, and Optical Ground Wires (OPGW) to connect existing substations; and (ii) construction of eight substations, augmentation of transformers at two substations, and bay extensions at five substations. CO2 reduction of 8,578,704 tons per annum is an indirect benefit of this project, which will be achieved by transmitting renewable energy to be generated from Western Rajasthan.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Around 300 million people have no access to electricity in India. The country has been dependent on fossil fuel imports of coal and gas to generate electricity. At the same time, India is also promoting increased use of clean energy, universal access and energy self-sufficiency by supplementing conventional power generation sources. In 2015, the government announced at the Conference of Parties (COP) 21 in Paris that it aims to increase to 40 percent the share of installed electric power capacity from non-fossilfuel- based energy resources by 2030. This includes plans to quadruple the country's renewable energy capacity to 175GW by 2022 and revise the target of grid-connected solar power from 20GW to 100GW by 2022. Due to its tropical location, some regions in India benefit from solar irradiation ranging from 4_7 kilowatt-hours per square meter of area. The solar irradiation available in the western regions, particularly in the desert regions of Rajasthan, is at the higher end of this spectrum. India also has significant wind potential in its western region. These advantages have led to India's decision to invest in renewable energy particularly in the state of Rajasthan.

In May 2010, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) announced the Asia Solar Energy Initiative to catalyze 3,000 MW in solar energy projects through innovative public_private partnerships. ADB's operations departments have been active through public and private sector support in this strategic space for some time. ADB's private sector operations have financed stand-alone solar power projects across India, including projects in Rajasthan. ADB support for the public sector activities has been provided mainly through financing for transmission facilities. This included support for the transmission infrastructure for solar parks in the state of Gujarat in 2010. The pipeline of renewable energy projects is strong and growing.

The Government of India and Rajasthan requested support from ADB for the development of renewable energy projects in Rajasthan, including in its planned solar parks, as well as financing through an MFF to set up transmission and associated infrastructure to manage integration of renewable energy.

Impact Development of renewable energy sources in Rajasthan and India accelerated.

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome Cleaner energy mix with more efficient and effective generation and transmission system in Rajasthan.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs Bulk power transmission system in Rajasthan expanded.
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services NA
Procurement

All procurement of goods and works will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2015, as amended from time to time).

International competitive bidding procedures will be used for supply and turnkey contracts estimated to cost $40 million or more, and supply contracts valued at $3,000,000 or higher.

Before the start of any procurement, ADB and the government will review the public procurement laws of the central and state governments to ensure consistency with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2015, as amended from time to time).

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Enomoto, Kazuhiro
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Prasaran Nigam Limited
[email protected]
Vidyut Bhawan, Janpath, Jaipur 302 005
Rajasthan, India

Timetable

Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM 04 Nov 2016
Approval 05 Dec 2016
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 20 Mar 2017

Loan 3482-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
05 Dec 2016 - - 31 Dec 2021 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 390.70 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 238.00 05 Dec 2016 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 152.70 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 05 Dec 2016 0.00 0.00 0%

Loan 8312-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
05 Dec 2016 - - 31 Dec 2021 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 110.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 05 Dec 2016 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 110.00 05 Dec 2016 0.00 0.00 0%

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