The Project involves the construction and operation of a 40MW solar photo-voltaic (PV) power plant near Dhursar village in Jaisalmer district, Rajasthan (India) using cadmium telluride (CdTe) thin film solar photo-voltaic (PV) modules.
|Project Name||Dahanu Solar Power Project|
|Borrower/Company||DHURSAR SOLAR POWER PRIVATE LIMITED
|Type or Modality of Assistance||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Energy / Renewable energy generation - solar
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming|
|Responsible ADB Department||Private Sector Operations Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Portfolio Management Division, PSOD|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Patil, Avesh|
|Project Sponsor(s)||Reliance Power Limited
|Description||The Project involves the construction and operation of a 40MW solar photo-voltaic (PV) power plant near Dhursar village in Jaisalmer district, Rajasthan (India) using cadmium telluride (CdTe) thin film solar photo-voltaic (PV) modules.|
|Objectives and Scope||The Project addresses to promote sustainable economic growth by increasing the supply of clean energy to reduce the energy deficit in India. The development impact of the Project also includes environmental benefits through more efficient use of indigenous renewable energy resources with almost no emission of pollutants or greenhouse gases. In addition, the building of the project helps prove the feasibility of utility scale solar power projects in India and the operational performance in a location (Rajasthan) where substantial development in the solar power sector is planned for the next 5 years.|
|Status of Development Objectives||The Project has been successfully commissioned in March 2012.|
|Status of Operation/Construction||
The Project has been operating satisfactorily since its commissioning. Experienced O&M team is deployed to look after the operation and maintenance of the Project.
In Aug 2018, Reliance Infra sold the Mumbai Distribution company to Adani Transmission Company although the PPA remained with Reliance Infra. AEML has been paying the tariff to the project as per MERC approved tariff .
|Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
The Project supports two of the five core operational areas of Strategy 2020, namely infrastructure and environment. The Project is aligned with the India Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) 2009-2012. One of the four strategy pillars of the CPS is the support for inclusive and environmentally sustainable growth, through the continued focus on infrastructure development and the enhanced focus on renewable energy.
Under ADB's Energy Policy, ADB's investments will focus on energy efficiency and renewable energy projects, as well as expansion of energy access. The Policy states that support for renewable energy projects will be prioritized and broadened with an objective to create a framework that makes investing in renewable energy commercially viable. The Policy envisages that in the process of facilitating direct private sector investments in renewable energy, ADB will assume greater but thoroughly assessed risks and act as a catalyst for investments that the private sector might not otherwise be willing to make
The Project is also directly aligned with ADB's Asia Solar Energy Initiative (ASEI) which aims to (i) facilitate knowledge sharing and transfer for solar power; (ii) help develop, finance and commission 3,000 MW of solar power generation capacity in DMCs by May 2013; and (iii) pilot test innovative financing mechanisms and risk mitigation measures specifically for solar power.
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Environmental Aspects||Environmental impact from the Project such as dust and noise from transportation of materials and labor camps are limited to the construction period. Impacts during operations are expected to be minor.|
|Involuntary Resettlement||The Project is constructed on vacant and barren public land.|
|Indigenous Peoples||There is no impact from the Project on any Indigenous Peoples.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation||DSPPL organized a public consultation meeting in May 2011 where social and environmental issues were discussed. DSPPL will continue this proactive engagement with various stakeholders including the local community, its employees and other workers during project construction and operations.|
|Timetable for assistance design, processing and implementation|
|Concept Clearance||22 Aug 2011|
|Credit Committee Meeting||03 Oct 2011|
|Approval||02 Nov 2011|
|PDS Creation Date||03 Oct 2011|
|Last PDS Update||11 Aug 2020|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Dahanu Solar Power Project: Extended Annual Review Report||Extended Annual Review Reports||Sep 2015|
|Dahanu Solar Power Project: Project Data Sheet (हिन्दी)||Translated PDS||Apr 2015|
|Dahanu Solar Power Project||Reports and Recommendations of the President||Oct 2011|
|Dahanu Solar Power Project||Initial Poverty and Social Analysis||Sep 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|
|Dahanu Solar Power Project (Final)||Environment and Social Impact Assessments||Oct 2011|
|Dahanu Solar Power Project: Resettlement Framework (Draft)||Resettlement Frameworks||Sep 2011|
|Dahanu Solar Power Project||Social Compliance Audit Report||Sep 2011|
|Dahanu Solar Power Project: Draft Environmental and Social Impact Assessment||Environment and Social Impact Assessments||Sep 2011|
Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation
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