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India: Maharashtra Rural High Voltage Distribution System Expansion Program

Sovereign (Public) Project | 50193-003 Status: Proposed

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has financed HVDS projects in India for reliable supply to rural customers through conventional project loan or program loan approach. Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) and Government of Maharashtra (GOM) have requested the result-based lending (RBL) approach. The RBL is suitable for the following reasons (i) it uses MSEDCL's systems that contribute to institutional strengthening beyond the RBL; (ii) strong government interest and ownership of the rural electrification program; (iii) it would help lower transaction costs for over 600 small-scale contracts during implementation; and (iv) the focus on results and the government's willingness to link disbursements to results.

Project Details

Project Officer
Len V. George South Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • India
Sector
  • Energy
 
Project Name Maharashtra Rural High Voltage Distribution System Expansion Program
Project Number 50193-003
Country India
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan: Maharashtra Rural High Voltage Distribution System Program
Ordinary capital resources US$ 346.00 million
TA: Maharashtra Rural High Voltage Distribution System Program
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Energy / Electricity transmission and distribution - Energy efficiency and conservation

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has financed HVDS projects in India for reliable supply to rural customers through conventional project loan or program loan approach. Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) and Government of Maharashtra (GOM) have requested the result-based lending (RBL) approach. The RBL is suitable for the following reasons (i) it uses MSEDCL's systems that contribute to institutional strengthening beyond the RBL; (ii) strong government interest and ownership of the rural electrification program; (iii) it would help lower transaction costs for over 600 small-scale contracts during implementation; and (iv) the focus on results and the government's willingness to link disbursements to results.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy This program would support the first use of high voltage distribution systems (HVDS )for agriculture in the state. ADB's experience from HVDS implementation in other states is useful to structure the intervention including linkages to efficient electricity and water consumption, monitoring and verification requirements, and addressing implementation challenges. This fits with ADB's energy sector priorities of access to modern energy in rural areas. Importantly, the implementation of HVDS through MSEDCL reduces low voltage (a significant technical barrier) to the adoption of energy efficient pumps and strengthens ADB's work on demand-side energy efficiency. The proposed intervention is aligned with the India country partnership strategy for 2018-2022 for inclusive infrastructure, addressing climate change and India's Nationally Determined Contribution to reduce emission intensity by up to 35% by 2030. It is aligned with Strategy 2030's operational priorities of promoting rural development and food security; and addressing poverty and reducing inequalities. It would also support the goal of ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern electricity for all (Sustainable Development Goal 7).
Impact Availability of electricity and performance of electricity distribution business in rural Maharashtra improved; and Empowering citizens of Maharashtra through sustainable, equitable and balanced growth with a focus on the agriculture sector.
Outcome Access to reliable, efficient and sustainable power supply for agriculture usage in rural Maharashtra improved.
Outputs

Electricity distribution network in rural areas of Maharashtra improved

Awareness on efficient use of electricity and water in rural areas promoted

Geographical Location Maharashtra
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services For Monitoring of project implementation
Procurement Distribution substations, lines, transformers and poles.
Responsible ADB Officer Len V. George
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Energy Department, Government of Maharashtra
Prakashgad (MSEB) Building
Plot No. G-9, Bandra (E) Mumbai - 400051
Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited
Plot No. G-9, Prakashgad, Bandra (E),
Mumbai - 400051
Timetable
Concept Clearance 09 May 2019
Fact Finding 19 Jul 2019 to 26 Jul 2019
MRM 27 Sep 2019
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 09 May 2019

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