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India: Uttar Pradesh Power Distribution Network Rehabilitation Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 51395-002 Status: Active

The project will improve the quality and reliability of electricity supply, reduce the aggregate technical and commercial (ATC) losses in electricity distribution, and restore the financial sustainability of the rural electricity supply. These will be achieved by (i) converting low-voltage distribution lines to aerial bundle conductors (ABCs), separating the 11-kilovolt (kV) feeders supplying agriculture consumers from those supplying rural households to facilitate the rationing of electricity supply to agriculture consumers, (ii) improving the financial management of Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited, and (iii) deepening community engagement to improve electricity supply cost recovery and gender inclusivity in rural electricity distribution-related activities.

 
Project Name Uttar Pradesh Power Distribution Network Rehabilitation Project
Project Number 51395-002
Country India
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
MFF Facility Concept 0109-IND: Uttar Pradesh Power Distribution Network Rehabilitation Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 430.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Energy / Electricity transmission and distribution

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The project will improve the quality and reliability of electricity supply, reduce the aggregate technical and commercial (ATC) losses in electricity distribution, and restore the financial sustainability of the rural electricity supply. These will be achieved by (i) converting low-voltage distribution lines to aerial bundle conductors (ABCs), separating the 11-kilovolt (kV) feeders supplying agriculture consumers from those supplying rural households to facilitate the rationing of electricity supply to agriculture consumers, (ii) improving the financial management of Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited, and (iii) deepening community engagement to improve electricity supply cost recovery and gender inclusivity in rural electricity distribution-related activities.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The electricity supply to rural areas in Uttar Pradesh and in most parts of rural India is characterized by (i) frequent power failures resulting in an average supply duration of 16-18 hours per day (ii) inadequate cost recovery and poor bill collection efficiency from rural residential and agriculture consumers, and (iii) overloaded and dilapidated electricity distribution network. The rural electricity supply is saddled with the following problems (i) unauthorized connections of agricultural pumps and households/commercial connections, (ii) over-use of subsidized electricity for agricultural water pumping causing financial losses, (iii) aged and poorly maintained distribution lines and transformers, which are frequently operated above rated capacity, causing excessive technical losses to the DISCOMs and a poor quality of service to the customers, and (iv) presence of large number of unmetered residential and agriculture connections, irregular meter reading and infrequent bill collections from rural consumers.
Impact Quality and financial cost recovery in the power supply in Uttar Pradesh improved (24X7 Power for All)
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Efficiency, reliability, and sustainability of power supply in selected rural areas improved
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Rural electricity distribution network improved

Systems for separating electricity distribution for agriculture consumers and for residential consumers established

Systems for bill collection in rural areas and financial management improved and gender-sensitive workplaces created

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location 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 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 Perera, Pradeep
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, SARD
Timetable
Concept Clearance 07 Dec 2018
Fact Finding 23 Sep 2019 to 01 Oct 2019
MRM 05 Aug 2020
Approval 01 Dec 2020
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 01 Dec 2020

MFF Facility Concept 0109-IND

Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 800.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 430.00 - 0.00 0.00 %
Counterpart 370.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 - 0.00 0.00 %

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