44917-014: National Grid Improvement Project (formerly Powergrid)

Project Data Sheet (PDS): Overview


POWERGRID s immediate investment plans focus on the transmission projects required to deliver electricity from 55 new IPP power generation plants to primary load centers. Known collectively as the high capacity power transmission corridors program, these projects include nine major transmission schemes approved by the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) with an estimated total cost of more than $12.9 billion. The project proposed for ADB financing is the biggest of these ... Read More

Country India
Borrower/Equity Investment Name
Project Number 44917-014
Type or Modality of Assistance PS
Financing Private sector (Nonsovereign)
Status Approved
Approval Number 7338/2788
Approval Date 30 Sep 2011
Geographical Location INDIA
Sector Energy
Subsector Electricity transmission and distribution
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth (IEG)
Safeguard Categories Environment: B
Resettlement: B
Indigenous People: C


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