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India: Assam Power Sector Investment Program - Tranche 3

Sovereign (Public) Project | 47101-004 Status: Proposed

The proposed Lower Kopili Hydroelectric Power (LKHEP) would serve the growing demand for electricity in the state of Assam, sustain a healthy share of clean energy in the Assam grid, and assist in moderating the delivered cost of electricity for distribution companies. The project will use the hydropower potential of the Kopili River, a south bank tributary of the Brahmaputra river. LKHEP is designed to operate as a run-of-river power plant with diurnal storage with a total capacity of 120 megawatts (MW), comprising a main plant rated at 110 MW and an auxiliary plant rated at 10 MW.

 
Project Name Assam Power Sector Investment Program - Tranche 3
Project Number 47101-004
Country India
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan: Assam Power Sector Investment Program - Tranche 3
Ordinary capital resources US$ 231.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Energy / Large hydropower generation

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The proposed Lower Kopili Hydroelectric Power (LKHEP) would serve the growing demand for electricity in the state of Assam, sustain a healthy share of clean energy in the Assam grid, and assist in moderating the delivered cost of electricity for distribution companies. The project will use the hydropower potential of the Kopili River, a south bank tributary of the Brahmaputra river. LKHEP is designed to operate as a run-of-river power plant with diurnal storage with a total capacity of 120 megawatts (MW), comprising a main plant rated at 110 MW and an auxiliary plant rated at 10 MW.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Assam has a plan to install additional generating capacity to fulfill the needs of the state to uplift the economy and to serve the unmet need of existing and new customers. Compared to oil, gas and coal, the three other primary energy options available to Assam to enhance its generating system, hydroelectric generation is capital intensive but results in a lower cost to end customers and is environmentally less polluting. The proposed project is a part of the state's roadmap for generation expansion. With several hydropower plants planned, Assam can maintain the share of hydropower capacity in the range of 33%, higher than the national average for hydropower capacity.
Impact The impact of the project will be increased availability of electricity in Assam.
Outcome The outcome of the project will be increased electricity supply from clean energy in Assam.
Outputs

Lower Kopili hydropower plant installed

Institutional capacity of APGCL strengthened

Resource management and community resilience initiatives implemented

Geographical Location Dima Hasao District, Karbi Anglong
Safeguard Categories
Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples A
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Responsible ADB Officer George, Len V.
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Assam Power Generation Corporation Ltd.
Assam State Electricity Board ,
4th Floor Bijuleen Bhawan Paltan Bazar,
Guwahati-781001
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM 17 Oct 2018
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 07 Oct 2020

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
External monitoring of LKHEP Firm - Consulting Closed 19 Sep 2020 28 Oct 2020
47101-IND: Assam Power Sector Investment Program – Tranche 3 [APGCL/ADB/Tranche–3/P-3] - CORRIGENDUM Invitation for Bids Active 06 May 2020 09 Nov 2020
47101-IND: Assam Power Sector Investment Program – Tranche 3 [APGCL/ADB/Tranche–3/P-3] - ORIGINAL Invitation for Bids Closed 06 Mar 2020 04 May 2020
47101-004 Assam Power Sector Investment Program – Tranche 3 (P2) Invitation for Bids Closed 23 Jul 2019 10 Oct 2019
Loan No. 47101-IND: Assam Power Sector Investment Program – Tranche 3 [ADB/APGCL/ICB/LKHEP/P-1] Invitation for Bids Closed 29 May 2018 20 Aug 2018
Loan No. 47101-IND: Assam Power Sector Investment Program – Tranche 3 [ADB/APGCL/ICB/LKHEP/P-2] Invitation for Bids Closed 29 May 2018 31 Aug 2018

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