India : Tripura Power Distribution Strengthening and Generation Efficiency Improvement Project

Sovereign Project | 51308-009

The project is aimed at improving energy security, quality of supply, efficiency, and resilience of power sector in Tripura. The project will finance the replacement of aging Rokhia power plant with a highly efficient and state of the art power plant that will reduce greenhouse gas emission through fuel saving, together with investments in the power distribution network to increase generation capacity, efficiency, and resilience of the power sector against climate change and natural disasters. The project will also support to strengthen the institutional capacity and overall business process of the project executing agencies and promote gender equality through pilot testing of gender and socially inclusive workplace practices.

Project Name Tripura Power Distribution Strengthening and Generation Efficiency Improvement Project
Project Number 51308-009
Country / Economy India
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 4248-IND: Tripura Power Distribution Strengthening and Generation Efficiency Improvement Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 220.00 million
Operational Priorities OP2: Accelerating progress in gender equality
OP3: Tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability
OP5: Promoting rural development and food security
OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
Sector / Subsector

Energy / Electricity transmission and distribution - Energy efficiency and conservation

Gender Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The project is aimed at improving energy security, quality of supply, efficiency, and resilience of power sector in Tripura. The project will finance the replacement of aging Rokhia power plant with a highly efficient and state of the art power plant that will reduce greenhouse gas emission through fuel saving, together with investments in the power distribution network to increase generation capacity, efficiency, and resilience of the power sector against climate change and natural disasters. The project will also support to strengthen the institutional capacity and overall business process of the project executing agencies and promote gender equality through pilot testing of gender and socially inclusive workplace practices.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The project will improve the financial sustainability of Tripura State Electricity Corporation Limited (TSECL) and Tripura Power Generation Limited (TPGL). The key elements will include (i) reducing electricity costs through (a) completion of a highly efficient combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) plant and (b) reduction of AT&C losses through smart metering and distribution strengthening; and (ii) increasing revenues through (a) reduction of commercial losses by implementing smart metering and (b) improved collection of accounts receivables. The completion of the CCGT plant in particular will significantly improve the financial position of both utilities and reduce the carbon footprint by increasing the efficiency of power generation and facilitating renewable energy integration. A comprehensive financial management action plan (FMAP) containing actions to be taken to improve the financial governance and sustainability of TSECL and TPGL has been prepared by ADB. Key elements of the plan that will help improve the financial sustainability of TSECL and TPGL include (i) implementing tariff reforms through timely submission of tariff and true-up petitions , the release of government subsidies, and a reduction in the ACSARR gap to zero; (ii) improving the timeliness and quality of financial statements through implementation of enterprise resource planning, enabling the timely submission of tariff and true-up petitions; (iii) preparing a road map for administrative and financial separation of TPGL from TSECL; (iv) improving the management of fixed assets; and (v) supporting the implementation of RDSS.
Impact

(i) Financial sustainability and resilience of power sector in Tripura improved (24X7 Power for All Tripura)

(ii) Enhanced energy security (State action plan on climate change)

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

Efficiency and reliability of power supply to consumers in Tripura improved.

Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Generation Capacity of Rokhia power plant increased.

Distribution network strengthened, modernized and climate proofed.

Smart meters and advanced metering infrastructure established.

Institutional capacity of utilities for planning, implementation, financial management, and gender mainstreaming improved.

Gender- and socially inclusive energy-based livelihood activities promoted.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Tripura
Safeguard Categories
Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples B
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 Three consultancy firms are expected to be engages. The firms will support (i) Implementation and monitoring of the project; (ii) preparing distribution sector roadmap for TSECL; and (iii) preparing a financial roadmap for TSECL and TPGL
Procurement Estimated about 7 procurement packages. This includes six packages for distribution components and one for generation.
Responsible ADB Officer Kolantharaj, Jaimes
Responsible ADB Department Sectors Group
Responsible ADB Division Energy Sector Office (SG-ENE)
Executing Agencies
Tripura Power Generation Limited
Tripura State Electricity Corporation Limited
Timetable
Concept Clearance 14 May 2021
Fact Finding 14 Feb 2022 to 03 Mar 2022
MRM 24 Aug 2022
Approval 10 Nov 2022
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 15 Nov 2022

Loan 4248-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
10 Nov 2022 30 Dec 2022 28 Apr 2023 30 Jun 2028 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 277.40 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 220.00 16 Apr 2024 85.25 0.00 39%
Counterpart 57.40 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 16 Apr 2024 26.11 0.00 12%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory - Satisfactory

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Title Document Type Document Date
Tripura Power Distribution Strengthening and Generation Efficiency Improvement Project: Power Distribution Strengthening Component-TSECL Social Monitoring Report (October-December 2023) Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2024
Tripura Power Distribution Strengthening and Generation Efficiency Improvement Project: Generation Efficiency Improvement Component-TPGL Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2023) Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2024
Tripura Power Distribution Strengthening and Generation Efficiency Improvement Project: Generation Efficiency Improvement Component-TPGL Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2023) Social Monitoring Reports Nov 2023
Tripura Power Distribution Strengthening and Generation Efficiency Improvement Project: Social Monitoring Report (January-March 2023) Social Monitoring Reports Nov 2023
Tripura Power Distribution Strengthening and Generation Efficiency Improvement Project: Revised Combined Resettlement and Indigenous Peoples Plans Combined Resettlement Plan and Indigenous Peoples Plans Oct 2022
Tripura Power Distribution Strengthening and Generation Efficiency Improvement Project: Combined Resettlement and Indigenous Peoples Plans Combined Resettlement Plan and Indigenous Peoples Plans Sep 2022
Tripura Power Distribution Strengthening and Generation Efficiency Improvement Project: Tripura State Electricity Corporation Limited Distribution Component Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Jun 2022
Tripura Power Distribution Strengthening and Generation Efficiency Improvement Project: Resettlement and Indigenous Peoples Plan Resettlement Plans Jun 2022
Tripura Power Distribution Strengthening and Generation Efficiency Improvement Project: Rokhia 120 MW Combined-Cycle Gas Power Plant Draft Environmental Impact Assessment Environmental Impact Assessments Mar 2022

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Engagement of Project Management Consultant (PMC) for Tripura Power Generation Limited (TPGL) Firm - Consulting Closed
Substation and Distribution Line Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
4248-IND: Tripura Power Generation Upgradation & Distribution Reliability Improvement Project [OCB No.GM (Tech)/TPGL/AGT/2022-23/03] Invitation for Bids Closed
Consultancy Services for Financial Management and Restructuring Support for TSECL and TPGL Firm - Consulting Closed
Consultancy Services for Power Distribution Sector Master plan Development, Asset Survey and Mapping, and Organizational Review for Tripura State Electricity Corporation Limited (TSECL) Firm - Consulting Closed
51308-009 Tripura Power Generation Upgradation & Distribution Reliability Improvement Project (Rebidding) Invitation for Bids Closed
51308-IND: Tripura Power Generation Upgradation& Distribution Reliability Improvement Project [AGM (DP&C)/ADB/SM/TSECL/Package-IV/09] Invitation for Bids Closed
Engagement of Project Implementation Consultant (PIC) for Tripura State Electricity Corporation Limited (TSECL) for ADB financed TPDSGEIP Firm - Consulting Closed
Engagement of Project Implementation Consultant (PIC) for Tripura State Electricity Corporation Limited (TSECL) for ADB financed TPDSGEIP Firm - Consulting Closed
51308-IND: Tripura Power Generation Upgradation & Distribution Reliability Improvement Project [Package III] Invitation for Bids Closed
51308-IND: Tripura Power Generation Upgradation & Distribution Reliability Improvement Project [Package II] Invitation for Bids Closed
51308-IND: Tripura Power Generation Upgradation & Distribution Reliability Improvement Project [OCB No. AGM (DP&C)/ADB/R&M SS/TSECL/Package-I/01] Invitation for Bids Closed
51308-IND: Tripura Power Distribution Strengthening and Generation Efficiency Improvement Project Advance Notice Active

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Design, supply, installation, integration, operation and maintenance of Prepaid Smart Metering System of 150,000 smart meters in Tripura (Package 5) Loan 4248 18 Mar 2024 Genus Power Infrastructures Ltd., India | SPL-3, RIICO Industrial Area, Sitapura, Tonk Road, Jaipur 302022, India Tripura Power Generation Limited 16,210,767.00 16,102,716.49
Distribution System Improvement. Turnkey contract for supply and construction of new/augmentation of 33kV/11kV/LT lines in Tripura-EC Dharmanagar & Unakoti& Dhalia Loan 4248 30 Nov 2023 JV M/S PCI Wires Ltd. and M/S STEP Industries Pvt. Ltd. and M/S Bhanwariya Infraprojects Pvt. Ltd. | A16, First Floor, Vivek Vihar, Phase II, Opp. Main Market, Delhi 110095, India Tripura Power Generation Limited 11,099,550.57 11,099,550.57
Turnkey Contract for renovation and modernization of distribution sub-stations and installation of distribution line equipment in Tripura Loan 4248 10 May 2023 T&T Projects Limited | 304&305, Sikkim Commercial House 4/1, Middleton Street, Kolkata 700071, India Tripura Power Generation Limited 6,957,671.89 6,877,688.98
Turnkey Contract for Supply and Construction of New/Augmentation of 33kV/11kV/LT Lines in Belonia Circle Loan 4248 10 May 2023 Techno Electric and Engineering Co. Ltd. | 415/2, 4th Floor, Saffron Enclave, Motorola Building, M.G. Road, Sector 14, Gurugram, 122001 Haryana, India Tripura Power Generation Limited 7,697,558.56 7,609,070.17
Turnkey Contract for Supply & Construction of New Augmentation of 33kV/11kV/LT Lines (Khowai Circle) Loan 4248 10 May 2023 Larsen & Toubro Ltd. Construction | P.B.No. 979, Mount Poonamallee, Manapakkam, Chennai, India Tripura Power Generation Limited 8,594,446.02 8,495,647.33
Turnkey Contract for Supply and Construction of New/Augmentation of 33kV/11kV/LT lines, Sepahljala Circle Loan 4248 10 May 2023 Techno Electric and Engineering Co., Ltd. | 18 Park Plaza, South Block 71, Park Street, Kolkata, India Tripura Power Generation Limited 9,284,791.04 9,178,056.39
Turnkey Contract for Supply and Construction of New/augmentation of 33kV/11kV/LT Lines (Gomati Circle) Loan 4248 10 May 2023 Techno Electric and Engineering Co., Ltd. | 415/2, 4th Floor, Saffron Enclave, Motorola Bldg., M.G. Road, Sector 14, Gurugram, Haryana, India Tripura Power Generation Limited 11,245,489.88 11,116,215.73
Turnkey Contract for Supply and Construction of New Augmentaion of 33KV/11KV/LT Lines Loan 4248 10 May 2023 Larsen & Toubro, Ltd. | P.B. No. 979, Mount Poonamallee Road, Manapakkam, Chennai, India Tripura Power Generation Limited 14,656,585.17 14,488,098.29

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