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India: Solar Transmission Sector Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 49214-002 Status: Active

The Asian Development Bank is helping India's Power Grid Corporation expand the capacity of interstate power transmission systems to transfer electricity from new solar parks to the national power grid. The project will initially support transmission capacity improvements for solar parks in Rajasthan and Gujarat, with others earmarked for upgrade in the future.

Project Details

Project Officer
Takayuki Sugimoto South Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • India
Modality
  • Loan
Sector
  • Energy
 
Project Name Solar Transmission Sector Project
Project Number 49214-002
Country India
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3521-IND: Solar Transmission Sector Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 175.00 million
Loan 8325-IND: Solar Transmission Sector Project
Clean Technology Fund US$ 50.00 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 / Electricity transmission and distribution

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The project will finance high-voltage transmission systems to evacuate electricity generated by new "mega" solar parks to the interstate grid, and improve the reliability of the national grid system. The project will be based on the sector loan approach, and will include subprojects in various locations throughout India. It will also use the country safeguard and procurement systems at the agency level.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

India is experiencing both base load and peak power deficits. The lack of a reliable electricity supply is constraining India's economic growth and making it difficult for around 311 million people to access electricity. Despite such constraints, the demand for electricity is continually increasing in step with sustained industrialization, an expanded consumer market, and enhanced economic development. Demand for power is projected to more than double from about 300 gigawatts (GW) in 2016 to over 700 GW by 2030. It will be challenging to meet such a capacity addition through a conventional power supply approach. India's power system is dominated by thermal generation from coal-fired plants, and fossil fuels have created several problems, including domestic production shortages, volatile prices due to increased imports, and adverse climate impacts. To ensure sustainable energy security, the government has updated its strategy to provide future additional generating capacity through an energy mix, and has increased its renewable energy target for 2022. At the Conference of Parties 21 in Paris in 2015, the government further committed to increase its cumulative power capacity from non-fossil fuel-based energy resources to 40% by 2030.

ADB was one of the first institutions to develop the solar parks' transmission systems for state utilities in Gujarat and Rajasthan. While various donors and multilateral development banks are widely involved in renewable energy development projects, the CTF has been allocated to ADB and the World Bank to support solar rooftop projects, solar parks, and the associated transmission infrastructure.

The government asked ADB to provide continued support for the interstate transmission system for solar parks, because it aims to scale up the country's installed solar capacity drastically but in a phased manner. A series of solar parks have been identified, but their development and preparation processes differ. The sector lending approach is therefore considered suitable as it will enable POWERGRID to expand transmission lines to individual solar parks according to the planned commissioning of solar parks, based on their readiness. This approach is warranted based on the government's development plan, policies, and strategies, as well as POWERGRID's implementation capacity.

Impact Share of clean energy in the power mix increased, overall efficiency of the power system increased, and energy security in India enhanced.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Supply of clean power to the national transmission system expanded.
Progress Toward Outcome Construction is on going.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Capacity of the interstate transmission network improved

POWERGRID''s autonomous management of safeguard and procurement systems improved.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) On going
Geographical Location Nation-wide
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects B for environment.
Involuntary Resettlement B for involuntary resettlement.
Indigenous Peoples C for indigenous peoples.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Project was cleared by Government of India for Asian Development Bank to undertake due diligence after inter-ministry consultations in 2015.
During Project Implementation Stakeholder consultation is an ongoing process and will be further up during due diligence.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services No consulting package for this loan.
Procurement As a special feature, the project will use POWERGRID's safeguard and procurement systems, which have been assessed and deemed satisfactory to ADB, along with agreed action plans, to comply fully with ADB's safeguard and procurement requirements. The adoption of the agency's systems is expected to improve operational flexibility and autonomy, and reduce transaction costs and the time required for the safeguard and procurement processes of subsequent subprojects, in conjunction with the sector loan approach.
Responsible ADB Officer Takayuki Sugimoto
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Power Grid Corporation of India Limited
[email protected]
SAUDAMANI
Plot No. 2, Sector - 29
Gurgaon - 122 001 Haryana, India
Timetable
Concept Clearance 16 Nov 2015
Fact Finding 16 Aug 2016 to 19 Aug 2016
MRM 14 Dec 2016
Approval 29 Mar 2017
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 12 Jun 2019

Loan 3521-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
29 Mar 2017 05 Apr 2017 09 May 2017 31 May 2022 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 400.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 175.00 29 Mar 2017 149.45 0.00 85%
Counterpart 225.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 29 Mar 2017 82.99 0.00 47%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory - - - -

Loan 8325-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
29 Mar 2017 05 Apr 2017 09 May 2017 31 May 2022 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 50.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 29 Mar 2017 0.00 50.00 100%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 50.00 29 Mar 2017 0.00 50.00 100%

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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
Solar Transmission Sector Project: Environmental Safeguard Monitoring Report (July-December 2018) Environmental Monitoring Reports Feb 2019
Solar Transmission Sector Project: Social Safeguard Monitoring Report (July-December 2018) Social Monitoring Reports Feb 2019
Solar Transmission Sector Project: Social Safeguard Monitoring Report (January-June 2018) Social Monitoring Reports Aug 2018
Solar Transmission Sector Project: Environmental Safeguard Monitoring Report (January-June 2018) Environmental Monitoring Reports Aug 2018
Solar Transmission Sector Project: Semi-annual Environmental Safeguard Monitoring Report Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2017
Solar Transmission Sector Project: Rihand-Dadri HVDC Refurbishment Initial Environmental Assessment Report Environmental Assessment and Measures Dec 2017
Solar Transmission Sector Project: Semi-annual Social Safeguard Monitoring Report Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2017
Solar Transmission Sector Project - Pavagada, Tumkur District, Karnataka: Compensation Plan for Temporary Damages Resettlement Plans Jul 2017
Solar Transmission Sector Project - Pavagada, Tumkur District, Karnataka: Initial Environmental Assessment Report Initial Environmental Examination Jul 2017
Solar Transmission Sector Project: Banaskantha, Gujarat Initial Environmental Assessment Report Initial Environmental Examination Dec 2016
Solar Transmission Sector Project: Bhadla, Rajasthan Initial Environmental Assessment Report Initial Environmental Examination Dec 2016
Solar Transmission Sector Project: Bhadla, Rajasthan Compensation Plan for Temporary Damages Resettlement Plans Dec 2016
Solar Transmission Sector Project: Banaskantha, Gujarat Compensation Plan for Temporary Damages Resettlement Plans Dec 2016

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.

Related Publications

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Loan No. 3521-IND: Solar Transmission Sector Project [CC-CS/762-NR3/SVC-3849/7/G3] Invitation for Bids Closed 04 Dec 2018 18 Jan 2019
Loan No. 49214-IND: Solar Transmission Sector Project [CC-CS/762-NR1/HVDC-3430/7/G3] Invitation for Bids Closed 21 Mar 2017 05 May 2017
Loan No. 49214-IND: Solar Transmission Sector Project [CC-CS/742-WR2/CD-3668/7/G7 (742-CD01)] REBIDDING Invitation for Bids Closed 21 Mar 2017 09 May 2017
IND: Solar Park Development and Transmission Investment Project Advance Notice Archived 06 Jan 2016

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
CONDUCTOR PACKAGE 742-CD01 (AL59 CONDUCTOR) FOR 400KV D/C BANASKANTHA (RADHENASDA) POOLING STATION Loan 3521 04 Jan 2018 M/S TRANSAIL LIGHTING LIMITED 501 A B C E FORTUNE 2000 BLOCK G BANDRA KURLA COMPLEX BANDRA EAST MUMBAI INDIA Power Grid Corporation of India Limited SUPPLY OF GOODS 4,206,898.00 3,239,312.00
TRANSMISSION LINE PACKAGE -TW02 FOR 400KV D/C (QUA D) TUMKUR POOL- DEVANAHALLI TRANSMISSION LINE ASSOCIATED WITH TUMKUR PHASE II PART B Loan 3521 20 Oct 2017 M/S KEC INTERNATIONAL LIMITED 8TH FLR BLDG NO. 9A DLF CYBER CITY PHASE III GURGAON 122002 INDIA Power Grid Corporation of India Limited SUPPLY OF GOODS 35,849,518.00 27,532,367.00
TRANSMISSION LINE FOR SUBSTATION PACKAGE TW01 FOR 400KV D/C BANASKANTHA-BANASKANTHA TRANSMISSION LINE Loan 3521 11 Jul 2017 M/S KETAN CONSTRUCTION LIMITED KCL HOUSE AMIN MARG NR.150 FEET RING ROAD JUNCTION RAJKOT 360001 GUJARAT INDIA Power Grid Corporation of India Limited Turnkey 7,711,069.00 6,031,646.00
Composite Insulator Package Cis01 for Supply for 765Kv DC Bhadla-Bikaner Transmission Line Loan 3521 08 Jun 2017 M/S Goldstone Infratech Limited 9-1-83 & 83 Amarchand Sharma Complex, S.D Road, Secinderabad 500 003, India Power Grid Corporation of India Limited Turnkey 1,602,151.00 1,188,666.00
Conductor Package CD01 for 765Kv DC Bhadla Bikaner Transmission Line Loan 3521 08 Jun 2017 M/S Galaxy Transmissions Pvt Ltd Midc Kupwad Block Sangli 416436, India Power Grid Corporation of India Limited Turnkey 7,378,564.00 5,503,783.00
Conductor Package 02 for 765Kv DC Bhadla-Bikaner Transmission Line Loan 3521 08 Jun 2017 M/S Sturdy Industries Ltd. Plot No 21 Industrial Area Baddi Solan Himachal Pradesh, India Power Grid Corporation of India Limited Turnkey 7,382,565.00 5,500,517.00
Conductor Package CD03 for 765Kv DC Bhadla-Bikaner Transmission Line Loan 3521 08 Jun 2017 M/S Jsk Industries Pvt Ltd. 9 AK Naik Marg CS Mumbai, India Power Grid Corporation of India Limited Turnkey 7,403,071.00 5,520,115.00
Reactor Package 80Mvar 1-Ph 765Kv Bus Reactor & Line Reactor at Bhadla Loan 3521 08 Jun 2017 M/S Cromption Greaves Limited CG House Dr. Annie Besant Road Worli Mumbai 400030, India Power Grid Corporation of India Limited Turnkey 12,000,780.00 8,571,691.00
Transformer Package for Tr-01 at 765/400Kv (Bhadla Substation Under Transmission System for Solar Parks at Bhadla Loan 3521 08 Jun 2017 M/S Tbea Energy India Pvt. Ltd. Tbea Green Energy Park, National Hi-Way 8, Miyagam Karjan, Vadadora 390021, India Power Grid Corporation of India Limited Turnkey 15,549,696.00 11,385,188.00
Substation Package Ss(I)02 for Extension of 765Kv Bhadla Substation and 765 Kv Bikaner Substation Loan 3521 08 Jun 2017 M/S Alstom T&D India Ltd (Alstom) A7 Sector 65 Noida U.P. India 201301, India Power Grid Corporation of India Limited Turnkey 23,621,201.00 12,188,366.00
TW02 765Kv D/C Bhadla-Bikar Transmission Line Part II Loan 3521 08 Jun 2017 M/S EMC Limited (EMC) Constancia Office Complex, 11 Dr. U.N. Brahmachari St, 8Th Flr, Kolkata 700017, India Power Grid Corporation of India Limited Turnkey 26,253,146.00 13,265,509.00
Tower Package -Tw01 for 765Kv D/C Bhadla-Bikaner Transmission Line (Part I) Loan 3521 08 Jun 2017 M/S Bajaj Electrical Ltd (Bajaj) 801 Rustomjee Aspiree, Bhanu, Shankar Yagnik Marg, Off Eastern Express, Mumbai, India Power Grid Corporation of India Limited Turnkey 27,733,787.00 14,948,025.00
Substation Package SS(I) 01 for 400/220Kv Bhadla Substation and 400 Kv Bhadla A-Bhadla (Rrvpnl) Loan 3521 08 Jun 2017 M/S Tata Project Limited (Tata) 1st Floor Tower, 1 Okaya Centre B-5, Sector 62, Noida 201301, India Power Grid Corporation of India Limited Turnkey 30,091,296.00 16,402,217.00

Procurement Plan