45224-003: Rajasthan Renewable Energy Transmission Investment Program - Tranche 1

Project Data Sheet (PDS): Details


Rajasthan completed the installation of about 1767 MW of wind and 45 MW of solar generation at the end of 2011 using surplus transmission capacity in the grid. The state s investment plan for renewable energy targets installation of about 8,000 MW of solar and wind projects by 2018. These include private solar and wind power projects to be set up primarily in the renewable energy rich resource areas of Western Rajasthan (in Jodhpur, Bikaner, Barmer and Jaisalmer) including in the solar park being developed in Bhadla by the Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation. The Program would support transmission facilities for evacuation of renewable energy to the state and national grid.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

India has an annual electricity deficit of 8% and nearly 350 million people without access to electricity. The country is heavily dependent on fossil fuel imports (coal, gas, oil) to meet its electricity requirements. The Government in its Integrated Energy Policy (IEP) 2006 estimated that the country would need to increase its electricity generation by at least 5 times, and change the sources mix, to meet the increase in demand expected by 2032. India s tropical position bestows it with solar irradiation ranging from 4-7 kWh/square meter/day across the country and certain regions, particularly the western region (including Rajasthan), have even higher solar incidence. Given this background, India has decided to invest in renewable energy (RE).


Accelerated development of renewable energy sources in Rajasthan/India.

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome

Cleaner electricity mix with more efficient and effective generation and transmission system

Progress Towards Outcome

Implementation is ongoing.

Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs

1. Bulk power transmission system in Rajasthan expanded. 2. Institutional capacity for renewable energy parks and transmission system developed.

Status of Operation/Construction or Implementation Progress

Bidding for procurement packages is ongoing. Four out of 7 packages have been awarded. Three supply packages under evaluation. Consultants under the TA have been fielded to support three workstreams.

Safeguard Categories

Environment: B
Involuntary Resettlement: B
Indigenous Peoples: C

Status of Covenants

Category Rating
Loan 3052
Social Satisfactory
Financial Satisfactory
Others Satisfactory
Safeguards Satisfactory
Project Financial Statements
Loan 8275
Project Financial Statements


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