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India: Demand-Side Energy Efficiency Investment Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 48224-001 Status: Active

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 Details

Project Officer
Jiwan S. Acharya South Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • India
Modality
  • Technical Assistance
Sector
  • Energy
 
Project Name Demand-Side Energy Efficiency Investment Project
Project Number 48224-001
Country India
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9081-IND: Demand-Side Energy Efficiency Investment Project
Global Environment Facility US$ 150,000.00
Clean Energy Fund under the Clean Energy Financing Partnership Facility US$ 1.00 million
TA 9081-IND: Demand-Side Energy Efficiency Investment Project (Supplementary)
Global Environment Facility US$ 1.37 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
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.
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nation-wide
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation High Intensity Communication
Business Opportunities
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
Executing Agencies
Energy Efficiency Services Limited
A-13, IWAU Building, 4th Floor Sector-1, Noida - 201301 Uttar Pradesh
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 23 Feb 2016
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 13 Sep 2016

TA 9081-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
23 Feb 2016 28 Mar 2016 28 Mar 2016 30 Apr 2018 22 Feb 2021 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
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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Tenders

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

Contracts Awarded

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

Procurement Plan

None currently available.