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Power Grid Transmission (Sector) Project :  India

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Loan Name Power Grid Transmission (Sector) Project
Country India
Loan Number 2152
Project Number 38492- 01
Source of Funding/Amount[Approved]
Ordinary Capital Resources US$400.00  million
Sector/Subsector Energy / Electricity Transmission and Distribution
Description The objective of the Project is to help strengthen and develop India's national transmission grid, comprising 765 kV and 400 kV transmission lines and associated substations, to improve system reliability, facilitate interstate and interregional power transfers by removing transmission bottlenecks, reduce transmission losses, facilitate efficient utilization of existing and planned power plants, facilitate development of a national power trading market, and hence promote increased private sector participation through open access to the national transmission grid.
Project Outcome
Outcome Progress Toward Outcome
National transmission grid strengthened and expanded with transmission bottlenecks removed and losses reduced. 1. Availability of transmission grid at 99% or greater by 2012 - in 2010, the availability of national grid is maintained at 99.55%.

2. Transmission losses in the range of 3-4% in 2006-07 - in 2010, the transmission losses are less than 4%.

Remarks - achieved the target.
Implementation Progress
Outputs Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities and Issues)
1. Tamil Nadu I Grid Strengthened
2. Tamil Nadu II Grid Strengthened
3. Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, and Union Territory of Pondicherry Grid Strengthened
4. Grid Strengthening for Kerala I
5. Grid Strengthening for Kerala II
6. Northern Region System Strengthening Scheme V
7. Enhancement of Transmission Capacity in East-West Coridor of Northern Region
8. Western Region Strengthening Scheme VII
9. Procurement of Bulk Conductors and Insulators Subproject
1. Tamil Nadu Grid Strengthened - Subproject commissioned in June 2009.

2. Grid Strengthening for TN II - Subproject commissioned in September 2010.

3. Grid Strengthening of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh - Subproject commissioned in September 2010.

4. Grid Strengthening for Kerala I -
(a) Trinulveli-Edamon multicircuit (4 circuit) line completed in March 2010.
(b) 400 kV Edamon-Muvattupuzha line - Out of 438 towers, 109 foundations completed, 49 tower erection and 4 kms stringing completed.

Balance works expected to be completed progressively by March 2012.

5. Grid Strengthening for Kerala II -

Supply of Conductor/Insulators completed.
Out of 222 locations, 217 foundations completed, 150 tower erection and 8 kms stringing completed. Balance works expected to be completed by March 2012.

Muvatupuzha (New) and North Trichur substations: Works are under progress.

The subproject is expected to be completed progressively by March 2012.

6. Northern Region System Strengthening Scheme V - Subproject commissioned in March 2010.

7. Enhancement of Transmission Capacity (East/West) Corridor of NRS - Subproject commissioned in March 2010.

8. Western Region Strengthening Scheme VII - Subproject commissioned in October 2010.

9. Procurement of Bulk Conductors and Insulators - Supplies completed in March 2009.
- Additional bulk conductors - Supplies completed in March 2010.
Geographical Location India
Safeguard Categories Safeguard Categories explained (Launches new browser window)
  Environment B
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The desk review indicated that the institutional arrangements for safeguards are required to be strengthened and the internal reporting and monitoring mechanisms are required to be streamlined.
the EA has been requested to develop documentation so as to prepare a time-bound Action Plan to improve the implementation of safeguards.
Responsible ADB Officer K. Vallabha Rao
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, SARD
Timetable
Concept Clearance 07 Mar 2004
Fact-finding 28 Jul 2004 to 18 Aug 2004
Appraisal 11 Oct 2004 to 13 Oct 2004
Board Approval 21 Dec 2004
CLOSING
Loan No. Approval Signing Effectivity Original Revised Actual
2152-IND 21 Dec 04 03 Nov 05 10 Jan 06 31 Dec 09 31 Mar 12 -

Financing Plan Top Loan Utilization
  TOTAL ( Amount in US$ million)
Project Cost 400.00
ADB 400.00
Counterpart 0.00
Cofinancing 0.00
Date ADB OTHERS Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
24 Jul 2014 400.000 100%
Cumulative Disbursements
24 Jul 2014 400.000 100%
Top Status of Covenants
Category Sector Social Financial Economic Others Safe
Rating Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory
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