The project involves the improvement of the electricity distribution network in South and West Delhi by reducing technical losses, resulting in improvement in quality and reliability of service to consumers.
|Project Name||Delhi Electricity Distribution System Improvement|
|Borrower/Company||BSES RAJDHANI POWER LIMITED
|Type or Modality of Assistance||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Energy - Electricity transmission and distribution
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming|
|Responsible ADB Department||Private Sector Operations Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Infrastructure Finance Division 1|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Isabelle Chauche|
|Project Sponsor(s)||Reliance ADA Group
Delhi Power Company Limited
|Description||The project involves the improvement of the electricity distribution network in South and West Delhi by reducing technical losses, resulting in improvement in quality and reliability of service to consumers.|
|Objectives and Scope||
ADB assistance will:
(i) allow BRPL to reduce aggregate technical and commercial losses in south and west Delhi by 3.5% over the next two years,
(ii) support the national and state governments in their efforts to reduce the technical and commercial losses of the Indian distribution network,
(iii) reduce the electricity demand-supply gap through an environmentally sustainable intervention without any new generation capacity addition,
(iv) catalyze private investment in Indian distribution sector.
|Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
The Project is consistent with ADB's Strategy 2020. Under Strategy 2020, ADB is committed to promote energy efficiency through supply-side measures.
The Project is aligned with the India Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) 2013-2017. The CPS underlines the need for ADB to focus on expanding availability and access to energy by reducing losses and strengthening infrastructure and highlights that investments in the energy sector should target distribution networks at the state level.
The Project is also in line with the Energy Sector Policy (2009) which highlights energy efficiency improvements in transmission and distribution systems. The policy proposes that ADB will continue to support installation of modern transmission systems to transmit electricity efficiently from generation facilities to consumers, including upgrading of existing systems to reduce technical losses. In addition, the Energy Policy 2009 encourages the facilitation of private sector investments to improve energy efficiency.
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
|Environmental Aspects||The Project is classified category B for environment. In accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009), the potential environmental and social impacts and risks of the project have been identified. No land acquisition or resettlement is envisaged, land will be provided by government agencies. In addition, the environmental impacts of the project are expected to be limited and will be site-specific, reversible and mostly associated with temporary construction activities. The institutional capacity of BRPL to manage the project' social and environmental impacts will be strengthened. The company is committed to continue to build the capacity of its staff and contractors to effectively manage such possible impacts.|
|Involuntary Resettlement||The Project is classified category B for involuntary resettlement. No resettlement impacts are anticipated as the sites for siting / rehabilitation of the transformers and substations are Government lands and have been allotted to BRPL on a long term lease basis. No productive lands will be affected and no persons are expected to be physically or economically displaced due to the proposed subprojects The laying of distribution lines and cables will be within the available RoW of roads, and land acquisition impacts are not envisaged.|
|Indigenous Peoples||The Project is classified category C for indigenous people. The subprojects will be implemented within Delhi metropolitan limits in the southern and western parts of the capital city. There are no pockets or concentrations of Scheduled Tribes in these localities. Therefore, impacts on ethnic minorities are not envisaged.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation||The environment and social management system (ESMS) will include arrangements for stakeholder consultations and disclosure during project preparation, construction, and operation. In line with SPS requirements, BRPL will conduct meaningful consultations with affected persons for facilities identified as having resettlement, paying particular attention to disadvantaged or vulnerable groups. To complement the existing systems, BRPL will establish a grievance redress mechanism on-site for handling environmental and social complaints, including complaint recording, consultation, issue investigation, mitigation action, follow-up, general time frame for resolution, and delegation of responsibilities.|
Timetable for assistance design, processing and implementation
|Concept Clearance||24 Aug 2013|
|Credit Committee Meeting||06 Nov 2013|
|Approval||10 Dec 2013|
|PDS Creation Date||17 Sep 2013|
|Last PDS Update||24 Sep 2014|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Delhi Electricity Distribution System Improvement: Project Data Sheet (हिन्दी)||Translated PDS||Dec 2014|
|Delhi Electricity Distribution System Improvement Project||Initial Poverty and Social Analysis||Dec 2013|
|Delhi Electricity Distribution System Improvement Project||Reports and Recommendations of the President||Nov 2013|
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