India: Promoting Clean Energy Usage through Enhanced Adoption of Electric Vehicles and Grid Integration of Battery Energy Storage Systems

Sovereign Project | 54240-001

The proposed knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will support promotion of clean energy usage through enhanced adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) and grid integration of battery energy storage systems (BESS).

The TA is consistent with ADB Strategy 2030 operational priority 3: tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability by supporting decarbonizing of existing transport systems through enhanced adoption of EVs; and operational priority 4: making cities more livable by supporting transition to a cleaner energy mix through adoption of grid integrated battery storage systems. The TA is aligned with India Country Partnership Strategy by aligning assistance with the government's strategies and flagship programs.

Project Details

Project Name Promoting Clean Energy Usage through Enhanced Adoption of Electric Vehicles and Grid Integration of Battery Energy Storage Systems
Project Number 54240-001
Country India
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6726-IND: Promoting Clean Energy Usage through Enhanced Adoption of Electric Vehicles and Grid Integration of Battery Energy Storage Systems
Asian Clean Energy Fund under the Clean Energy Financing Partnership Facility US$ 1.00 million
TA: Promoting Clean Energy Usage through Enhanced Adoption of Electric Vehicles and Grid Integration of Battery Energy Storage Systems (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Energy / Energy efficiency and conservation

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description

The proposed knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will support promotion of clean energy usage through enhanced adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) and grid integration of battery energy storage systems (BESS).

The TA is consistent with ADB Strategy 2030 operational priority 3: tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability by supporting decarbonizing of existing transport systems through enhanced adoption of EVs; and operational priority 4: making cities more livable by supporting transition to a cleaner energy mix through adoption of grid integrated battery storage systems. The TA is aligned with India Country Partnership Strategy by aligning assistance with the government's strategies and flagship programs.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy This TA will support activities that address the bottlenecks preventing scale up of EVs and BESS in India. By partnering with the government's central planning agency - NITI Aayog, power distribution companies, and other key players in the EV-renewable energy value chain; this Technical Assistance (TA) will undertake activities that can help meet the clean energy targets set by the Government of India. By pursuing BESS and EV development in a coordinated manner, the TA will facilitate identification of new investment opportunities across the value chains such as charging infrastructure, stationary storage (including repurposing of used EV batteries for second-life storage), vehicle-to-grid systems and services, storage-enabled power trading, etc. This will help build on efforts by ADB through Energy Efficiency Services Limited in India for promotion of electric vehicles and charging stations along with promotion of various demand-side energy efficiency investments. The TA will focus on the _public goods_ which create demand and enable greater deployment of BESS and EVs rather than vehicle manufacturing. NITI Aayog is the most appropriate government counterpart agency for pursuing BESS and EVs in parallel and identification of future investments in these subsectors.
Impact Air quality in cities and uptake of renewable energy and storage solutions improved.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Accelerated deployment of electric vehicles and battery energy storage systems
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Integrated development plans for promoting EVs created

Road map for deployment of battery technologies developed

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nation-wide
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 ADB will engage the consultants following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated project administration instructions and/or staff instructions.
Procurement No procurement
Responsible ADB Officer Acharya, Jiwan S.
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
NITI Aayog
Sansad Marg, Sansad Marg Area, New Delhi, Delhi 11001, India
Timetable
Concept Clearance 21 Aug 2020
Fact Finding 16 Oct 2020 to 23 Oct 2020
MRM -
Approval 31 Mar 2021
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 05 Apr 2021

TA 6726-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
31 Mar 2021 06 Jul 2021 06 Jul 2021 31 Mar 2025 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 18 Nov 2021 0.00

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
INVESTMENT SPECIALIST Individual - Consulting Closed 29 Jul 2021 04 Aug 2021
Finance Expert (National) Individual - Consulting Closed 29 Jul 2021 04 Aug 2021
Firm Consultant Firm - Consulting Closed 20 Jul 2021 10 Aug 2021

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