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 Name||Enhancing Capacity of State Utilities in Preparing Energy Sector Projects|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
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.|
|Description of Outcome|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|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|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
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.
|Responsible ADB Officer||Perera, Pradeep|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Energy Division, SARD|
The Ministry of Power
Shram Shakti Bhawan
New Delhi 110-001
|Approval||08 Dec 2017|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||08 Dec 2017|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|08 Dec 2017||-||-||30 Jun 2019||-||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|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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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Enhancing Capacity of State Utilities in Preparing Energy Sector Projects: Technical Assistance Report||Technical Assistance Reports||Dec 2017|
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