51308-002: Enhancing Capacity of State Utilities in Preparing Energy Sector Projects | Asian Development Bank

India: Enhancing Capacity of State Utilities in Preparing Energy Sector Projects

Sovereign (Public) Project | 51308-002 Status: Approved

The transaction technical assistance (TRTA) facility will provide project preparation support to a series of ensuing projects, comprising (i) Uttar Pradesh Power Distribution Rehabilitation Project ($500 million); (ii) Meghalaya Power Sector Improvement Project ($150 million); and (iii) Tamil Nadu Power Transmission Improvement Project ($500 million).

Project Details

Project Officer
Perera, Pradeep South Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • India
Sector
  • Energy
 
Project Name Enhancing Capacity of State Utilities in Preparing Energy Sector Projects
Project Number 51308-002
Country India
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9455-IND: Enhancing Capacity of State Utilities in Preparing Energy Sector Projects
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 750,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Energy / Energy sector development and institutional reform

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The transaction technical assistance (TRTA) facility will provide project preparation support to a series of ensuing projects, comprising (i) Uttar Pradesh Power Distribution Rehabilitation Project ($500 million); (ii) Meghalaya Power Sector Improvement Project ($150 million); and (iii) Tamil Nadu Power Transmission Improvement Project ($500 million).
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The state governments of Uttar Pradesh and Meghalaya are preparing preliminary project reports (PPR) on the two ensuing projects, to be endorsed by the Department of Economic Affairs (DEA) of the Government of India for Asian Development Bank (ADB) financing. It is necessary to undertake surveys of existing electricity distribution network to identify the investments required to improve its performance, undertake detailed engineering planning to optimize the network configuration and protection systems, and to prepare the technical specifications and bid documents. The implementing agencies do not have the staff capable of undertaking these tasks and the TRTA facility will provide external consultants to prepare the investment projects. The consulting requirement of ensuing projects will be updated at the time of approval of concept papers of ensuing projects and changes to scope of the TRTA facility will be proposed in accordance with project administration instructions on administering grant-financed TA projects.
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, Meghalaya, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh
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

The TRTA facility will require consultancy services of national consulting firm (22.5 person-months of key national experts) for undertaking surveys to ascertain the investment requirements for upgrading and rehabilitating electricity distribution network in the states of Uttar Pradesh and Meghalaya. A consulting firm with experience in power distribution network planning will be recruited using Quality- and Cost-Based Selection with a quality to cost ratio of 80:20.

In addition, individual consultants (8.5 person-months of international experts and 17 person-months of national experts) will be recruited with expertise in (i) SCADA system design and electricity network planning; (ii) power sector assessment; (iii) environment and social safeguard assessment of mini hydro projects; (iv) power distribution network planning and design. The consultants will be engaged by ADB in accordance with ADB's Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated project administration instructions and/or staff instructions. The recruitment of these consultants as individuals is justified to retain the flexibility of engaging these consultants as required basis and uncertainties related to the nature of consultancy support required to prepare early stage projects.

Procurement Not applicable
Responsible ADB Officer Perera, Pradeep
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
The Ministry of Power
Shram Shakti Bhawan
Rafi Marg
New Delhi 110-001
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 08 Dec 2017
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 08 Dec 2017

TA 9455-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
08 Dec 2017 - - 30 Jun 2019 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
750,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 750,000.00 08 Dec 2017 0.00

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