The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide a loan to Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), to be guaranteed by the Government of India, to support demand-side energy efficiency investments in several Indian states. EESL was set up as a government-owned energy services company (ESCO) to facilitate energy efficiency investments, including work designing, implementing, monitoring and investing in energy efficiency projects. ADB's loan will cover high-priority areas under EESL's ESCO business namely through use of: (i) more efficient light-emitting diode (LED) municipal street lighting equipped with remote operating technology; (ii) more efficient domestic lighting and fans through replacement of incandescent lights with LEDs and more efficient fans; and (iii) more energy efficient agricultural water pumps. EESL estimates that energy savings of 80% can be achieved in the domestic lighting programs and 30% can be achieved with more efficient pumps.
|Project Name||Demand-Side Energy Efficiency Investment Project|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Energy / Energy efficiency and conservation
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Some gender elements|
|Description||The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide a loan to Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), to be guaranteed by the Government of India, to support demand-side energy efficiency investments in several Indian states. EESL was set up as a government-owned energy services company (ESCO) to facilitate energy efficiency investments, including work designing, implementing, monitoring and investing in energy efficiency projects. ADB's loan will cover high-priority areas under EESL's ESCO business namely through use of: (i) more efficient light-emitting diode (LED) municipal street lighting equipped with remote operating technology; (ii) more efficient domestic lighting and fans through replacement of incandescent lights with LEDs and more efficient fans; and (iii) more energy efficient agricultural water pumps. EESL estimates that energy savings of 80% can be achieved in the domestic lighting programs and 30% can be achieved with more efficient pumps. Savings will result in lower electricity bills for consumers, peak power shaving, and reduced commercial losses for distribution companies. The project will also demonstrate the potential for energy efficiency achievements and scalability of the ESCO model for realizing energy savings in India.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The government has determined that increased end-use efficiency is critical to contain energy demand without jeopardizing growth. In 2015, the government pledged to reduce the energy intensity of its economy by 33%-35% below 2005 levels by 2030. A recent ADB report suggested that achieving an intermediate target of 20%-25% energy intensity reduction by 2022 will require investing approximately $68 billion in efficiency measures. But realizing the potential of energy efficiency in India faces several barriers: (i) regulatory challenges as electricity is subsidized and energy efficiency programs are voluntary; (ii) institutional challenges as capacity to support needed scaling of energy efficiency is limited; (iii) financing the up-front costs can be high for energy efficiency technologies, but project sizes are small from a lender's perspective, and returns may be difficult to analyze; and (iv) limited understanding of energy efficiency technologies and associated benefits limit the uptake.|
|Description of Outcome|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation||High Intensity Communication|
|Consulting Services||Phase 1 of the TA will require 16 person-months of international consulting and 18 person-months of national consultants, and the gender and financial specialists will also provide support during the subproject preparation. Phase 2 of the TA will also require 62 person-months of national consulting services. ADB will hire individual consultants for project preparatory work and a firm to support project implementation, implement the communication strategy and evaluate new business opportunities. All hiring will be done in accordance with the Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). For recruiting a firm, quality- and cost-based consultant selection method will be used. Lump-sum payments and output-based contracts will be considered for consulting services under the TA.|
|Procurement||All procurement under the project will be carried out in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2015, as amended from time to time).|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Jiwan S. Acharya|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Energy Division, SARD|
Energy Efficiency Services Limited
A-13, IWAU Building, 4th Floor Sector-1, Noida - 201301 Uttar Pradesh
|Approval||23 Feb 2016|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||13 Sep 2016|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|23 Feb 2016||28 Mar 2016||28 Mar 2016||30 Apr 2018||22 Feb 2021||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|0.00||2,516,806.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||2,516,806.00||23 Feb 2016||1,140,402.44|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Demand-Side Energy Efficiency Investment Project: Project Data Sheet (हिन्दी)||Translated PDS||Sep 2017|
|Demand-Side Energy Efficiency Investment Project: Initial Poverty and Social Analysis||Initial Poverty and Social Analysis||Feb 2016|
|Demand-Side Energy Efficiency Investment Project: Project Preparatory Technical Assistance Report||Project Preparatory Technical Assistance Reports||Feb 2016|
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|
|Demand-Side Energy Efficiency Investment Project: Environmental Assessment and Review Framework||Environmental Assessment and Review Framework||Jul 2016|
|Demand-Side Energy Efficiency Investment Project: Resettlement Framework||Resettlement Frameworks||Jul 2016|
Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|Financial Management Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||22 Jan 2019||28 Jan 2019|
|Financial Management Expert (National)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||06 Jul 2018||12 Jul 2018|
|Environment Specialist (national)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||12 Jun 2018||18 Jun 2018|
|Legal and Taxation Expert||Individual - Consulting||Closed||03 Feb 2018||09 Feb 2018|
|Investment Fund Manager (National)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||19 Jan 2018||25 Jan 2018|
|Energy Efficiency Expert (Communications and Business Develoipment)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||20 Oct 2017||31 Oct 2017|
|Energy Efficiency Expert (Technical)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||20 Oct 2017||31 Oct 2017|
|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor||Contractor Address||Executing Agency||Contract Description||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|Project Preparatory||Technical Assistance 9081||15 Mar 2017||PriceWaterhouseCoopers Private Limited (India)||#8-2-293/82/A/1131A; Road No. 36, Jubile Derabad, India/Andhra Pradesh 500 034 In 17Th Flr, Bldg10, Towerc, Dlf Cyber City Gu||Energy Efficiency Services Limited||208,811.00||—|
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