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India: Tripura Power Distribution Strengthening and Generation Efficiency Improvement Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 51308-009 Status: Proposed

The project is well aligned with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Strategy 2030 operational priorities of (i) promoting rural development by improving access to electricity and creating economic opportunities in rural areas; (ii) tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability by supporting efficient generation, reducing distribution losses and introducing climate and disaster resilient designs to withstand extreme weather conditions; (ii) accelerating progress in gender equality by promoting gender-sensitive workplace practices in TSECL and TPGL; and (iv) strengthening institutional capacity by providing support in improving planning capability and financial performance.

 
Project Name Tripura Power Distribution Strengthening and Generation Efficiency Improvement Project
Project Number 51308-009
Country India
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan: Tripura Power Distribution Strengthening and Generation Efficiency Improvement Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 220.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Energy / Energy efficiency and conservation

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The project is well aligned with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Strategy 2030 operational priorities of (i) promoting rural development by improving access to electricity and creating economic opportunities in rural areas; (ii) tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability by supporting efficient generation, reducing distribution losses and introducing climate and disaster resilient designs to withstand extreme weather conditions; (ii) accelerating progress in gender equality by promoting gender-sensitive workplace practices in TSECL and TPGL; and (iv) strengthening institutional capacity by providing support in improving planning capability and financial performance.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The proposed investment is also aligned with ADB's country partnership strategy for India, 2018 2022 for inclusive infrastructure in hinterlands and low-income states, and support for economic growth in the less-developed regions of the country. The project will support (i) India's Nationally Determined Contribution goals of emission reduction by replacing less efficient generation systems with efficient ones and lowering distribution losses; and (ii) United Nations Sustainable Development Goals that focus on addressing poverty; empowering women; tackling climate change; and building resilient, reliable, sustainable and inclusive infrastructure.
Impact Power quality, efficiency, and financial sustainability of electricity sector in Tripura improved (24X7 Power for All Tripura
Outcome Efficiency, reliability, and quality of power supply to consumers in Tripura improved.
Outputs

Power generation system upgraded and expanded

Distribution network strengthened and modernized

Smart meters and AMI established

Capacity of TSECL and TPGL for renewable energy and distribution sector projects planning and implementation, financial management, and gender mainstreaming improved

Geographical Location Tripura
Safeguard Categories
Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement C
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 South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Tripura Power Generation Limited
Bidyut Bhavan (Old Building), North Banamalipur, Agartala, Tripura (West). Pin 799001
Tripura State Electricity Corporation Limited
Bidyut Bhawan, B.K. Road, Agartala, Tripura (W), Pin-799001
Timetable
Concept Clearance 14 May 2021
Fact Finding 28 Jun 2021 to 30 Jun 2021
MRM 20 Aug 2021
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 14 May 2021

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