India : Uttarakhand Climate Resilient Power System Development Project

Sovereign Project | 51308-008

The proposed Uttarakhand Power Transmission Strengthening and Distribution Improvement Project will expand the coverage and strengthen the capacity of the transmission network to improve the reliability of power supply to support the distribution network , better utilize the state's indigenously available hydropower resources. It will developa disaster- and climate-resilient distribution system in the capital city of Uttarakhand. It will also support in developing community-based energy generation and livelihood opportunities.

Project Name Uttarakhand Climate Resilient Power System Development Project
Project Number 51308-008
Country / Economy India
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 9238-IND: Harnessing Renewable Energy for Sustainable Rural Development
Japan Fund for Prosperous and Resilient Asia and the Pacific US$ 2.00 million
Loan 4402-IND: Uttarakhand Transmission Strengthening & Distribution Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 200.00 million
Operational Priorities OP1: Addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities
OP2: Accelerating progress in gender equality
OP3: Tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability
OP4: Making cities more livable
OP5: Promoting rural development and food security
OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
Sector / Subsector

Energy / Electricity transmission and distribution - Energy efficiency and conservation - Renewable energy generation - solar

Gender Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The proposed Uttarakhand Power Transmission Strengthening and Distribution Improvement Project will expand the coverage and strengthen the capacity of the transmission network to improve the reliability of power supply to support the distribution network , better utilize the state's indigenously available hydropower resources. It will developa disaster- and climate-resilient distribution system in the capital city of Uttarakhand. It will also support in developing community-based energy generation and livelihood opportunities.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The power sector in Uttarakhand has been unbundled under the Electricity Act 2003 into three independent utilities: (i) Uttarakhand Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited (UJVNL) for power generation; (ii) Power Transmission Corporation of Uttarakhand(PTCUL) for transmission and; (iii) Uttarakhand Power Corporation Limited (UPCL) for distribution. The state's total installed electricity generation capacity was 3,356 MW as of March 2018. Of this, 1,816 MW (54.11%) is generated from hydropower, 520 MW (15.5%) from natural gas, 440 MW (13.1%) from coal, 547 MW (16.3%) from other renewable energy (0.07% from

small hydro, wind and solar) and 31 MW (0.92%) from nuclear sources. It experienced a peak energy deficit of 0.7% in FY20172018 and is anticipating 3% energy shortage in FY20182019.

To bridge the energy gap, a number of generation projects are in various stages of implementation. Hydropower potential in Uttarakhand is estimated to be 25,000 MW, of which only 3,600 MW have been developed. About 5,500 MW of new hydropower plants are under construction in four river basins of Uttarakhand (Bhagirathi, Alaknanda, Sharda and Yamuna). However, the capacity of the present transmission system is not sufficient to evacuate the power generated from the proposed new hydropower stations. Thus, the expansion of transmission network will play a vital role not only in evacuating power from new generation projects to load centers efficiently but also in reducing power purchase cost which otherwise need to be purchased from expensive gas-based power plants or shot-term power from central exchanges.

At the same time, expansion of the distribution network in Dehradun, the capital city of Uttarakhand and a favorite tourist destination, has become very critical. However, it is becoming difficult to find space to expand the existing overhead distribution network which is aged and overloaded, leading to increased number of outages and higher technical losses. It is facing acute pressure from vehicular traffic due to narrow roads, lack of planning in the past and hilly terrain of the district. Road traffic congestion is affecting the number of tourists visiting during the peak season. This situation demands immediate solution for expansion of the distribution network without serious impact on the road infrastructure.

Impact

Impacts the Project is Aligned with

(i)Continuous reliable power for all electricity consumers in Uttarakhand achieved (24x7 Power for All Uttarakhand and Uttarakhand Action Plan on Climate Change)

(ii)Clean energy transition of Uttarakhand catalyzed (Uttarakhand Vision 2030 and Uttarakhand Solar Policy 2023)

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

Efficiency, reliability, and quality of power supply to consumers in Uttarakhand improved

Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Power network strengthened, modernized, and climate proofed

Institutional capacity of implementing agencies enhanced

Inclusive energy-based livelihood and career paths in the energy sector promoted.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location India, Uttarakhand
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

All procurement of goods, works, nonconsulting, and consulting services will be undertaken in accordance with ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and ADB''s Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time).

Procurement All procurement of goods, works, nonconsulting, and consulting services will be undertaken in accordance with ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and ADB''s Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Kolantharaj, Jaimes
Responsible ADB Department Sectors Group
Responsible ADB Division Energy Sector Office (SG-ENE)
Executing Agencies
Government of Uttarakhand
Uttarakhand Energy Department (UED)
Timetable
Concept Clearance 16 May 2019
Fact Finding 24 Mar 2023 to 05 Apr 2023
MRM 29 Sep 2023
Approval 01 Dec 2023
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 01 Dec 2023

Grant 9238-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
01 Dec 2023 13 Dec 2023 14 Feb 2024 31 Dec 2028 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 2.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 26 Apr 2024 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 2.00 26 Apr 2024 0.00 0.00 0%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory - Satisfactory - Satisfactory

Loan 4402-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
01 Dec 2023 13 Dec 2023 14 Feb 2024 31 Dec 2028 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 250.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 200.00 26 Apr 2024 98.01 0.00 49%
Counterpart 50.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 26 Apr 2024 0.00 0.00 0%

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Engagement of Project Implementation Support Consultant (PISC) for Power Transmission Corporation of Uttaranchal Ltd (PTCUL) Firm - Consulting Closed
Project Implementation Support Consultant (PISC) for Uttarakhand Power Corporation Limited (UPCL) Firm - Consulting Closed
51308-IND: Proposed Uttarakhand Transmission Strengthening and Distribution Improvement Project (UTSDIP) [P-3/ADB/PTCUL/2023/220/132 KV Line] Invitation for Bids Closed
51308-IND: Proposed Uttarakhand Transmission Strengthening and Distribution Improvement Project (UTSDIP) [P-4/ADB/PTCUL/2023/220/132 KV Line] Invitation for Bids Closed
51308-IND: Uttarakhand Transmission Strengthening and Distribution Improvement Project (UTSDIP) [P-1/ADB/PTCUL/2022/220/132 KV GIS Substations] Invitation for Bids Closed
51308-IND: Uttarakhand Transmission Strengthening and Distribution Improvement Project (UTSDIP) [P-2/ADB/PTCUL/2022/220/132 KV AIS Substation] Invitation for Bids Closed
51308-IND: Tripura Power Generation Upgradation & Distribution Reliability Improvement Project [Package 7] Invitation for Bids Closed
Loan No. 51308-IND: Uttarakhand Transmission Strengthening & Distribution Improvement Project [P-1/ADB/PTCUL/ 2018 /400 KV D/C Transmission Line] Invitation for Bids Closed
IND: Uttarakhand Transmission Strengthening and Distribution Improvement Project Advance Notice Active

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Survey, Design, Supply, Installation, Testing & Commissioning of the work of Undergrounding & Strengthening of HT&LT Electrical Network on Arterial Roads of Dehradun Town (Electrical Distribution Division (North) and Central Dehradun Loan 4402 06 Mar 2024 KEI Industries Ltd. | D-90, Okhla Industrial Area, Phase 1, New Delhi 110020, India Uttarakhand Energy Department 38,831,949.84 38,831,949.84
Survey, Design, Supply, Installation, Testing & Commissioning of works of Undergrounding & Strengthening of HT & LT Electrical Network on Arterial Roads of Dehradun Town (Electrical Distribution Division Raipur and Mohanpur) Loan 4402 06 Mar 2024 JV M/S Raj Shyama Construction Pvt. Ltd. and M/S Capital Electech Pvt. Ltd., Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh | D-33, RDC Raj Nagar, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh Uttarakhand Energy Department 28,665,596.67 26,346,522.09
Survey, Design, Supply, Installation, Testing & Commissioning of work of undergrounding and strengthening of HT & LT Electrical Network on Arterial Roads of Dehradun (Electricity Distribution Division (South) Dehradun) Loan 4402 06 Mar 2024 JV M/S Capital Electech Pvt. Ltd with M/S Raj Shyama Construction Pvt. Ltd., Ghaziabad | B-163, Swarn Jayanti Puram, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India Uttarakhand Energy Department 34,538,138.32 32,945,714.86

Procurement Plan

Title Document Type Document Date
Uttarakhand Climate Resilient Power System Development Project: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Mar 2023