The Project involves the construction and operation of a 100 MW concentrating solar power (CSP) generation plant near Dhursar village, Jaisalmer district, Rajasthan, India.
|Project Name||Rajasthan Concentrating Solar Power|
|Borrower/Company||RAJASTHAN SUN TECHNIQUE ENERGY PRIV
|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||Kondo, Shinya|
|Project Sponsor(s)||Reliance Power Limited
|Description||The Project involves the construction and operation of a 100 MW concentrating solar power (CSP) generation plant near Dhursar village, Jaisalmer district, Rajasthan, India.|
|Objectives and Scope||The project is designed to promote sustainable economic growth by diversifying India's energy mix through the addition of renewable energy capacity. The development impact of the project also includes environmental benefits through more efficient use of indigenous renewable energy resources with very limited emission of pollutants or greenhouse gases. In addition, the building of the project will help demonstrate the feasibility of utility-scale CSP projects in India and the operational performance in a location (Rajasthan) where substantial development in solar power is planned during 2012-2017.|
|Status of Development Objectives||The project's development impact focuses on (i) promoting sustainable economic growth by diversifying India's energy mix through the addition of renewable energy capacity; (ii) demonstrating feasibility of utility-scale CSP generation in India and the operational performance in Rajasthan where substantial solar development is planned during 2012-2017; (iii) promoting efficient use of indigenous renewable energy resources with very limited emission of pollutants or greenhouse gases; and (iv) successfully achieving the construction and operation of India's first utility-scale private CSP plant and increase solar power generation capacity in the country by 100 MW.|
|Status of Operation/Construction||The plant continues to face challenges in achieving expected generation outputs. Average net generation for the past 12 months (Nov 2016 Oct 2017) is 65% below the expected values in the performance model, or 62% below the minimum performance guarantee output of 219GWh/y under the PPA. Ongoing improvement works, with the help of external consulting firms, are being carried out to help the plant achieve its design capacity.|
|Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The project supports two of the five core operational areas of Strategy 2020 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 to support inclusive and environmentally sustainable growth through continued focus on infrastructure development and enhanced focus on renewable energy.|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Environmental Aspects||The potential environmental and social impacts and risks assessment have been carried out considering project activities in the construction and operation phase and mitigating measures to avoid, minimize, mitigate and compensate for the impacts and to ensure compliance with ADB's Social Protection Strategy (2001) are incorporated in the safeguard reports and plans. RSTEPL has established an environmental and social management cell at corporate and site levels and allocated budget to manage and ensure implementation of the environmental and social management plan including the environmental monitoring activities.|
|Involuntary Resettlement||The Project is constructed on vacant and barren public land.|
|Indigenous Peoples||The Project does not impact any Indigenous Peoples.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation||RSTEPL organized a public consultation meeting in February 2011 where social and environmental issues were discussed. RSTEPL 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||21 Nov 2011|
|Credit Committee Meeting||-|
|Approval||28 Mar 2012|
|PDS Creation Date||17 Feb 2012|
|Last PDS Update||06 Mar 2018|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Rajasthan Concentrating Solar Power Project: Project Data Sheet (हिन्दी)||Translated PDS||Apr 2015|
|Rajasthan Concentrating Solar Power Project||Reports and Recommendations of the President||Mar 2012|
|Rajasthan Concentrating Solar Power Project||Initial Poverty and Social Analysis||Feb 2011|
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