India: Andhra Pradesh 24x7 - Power For All (AIIB-000009)

  • India
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Andhra Pradesh, Anantapur, Kurnool
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
May 2, 2017
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Republic of India, Andhra Pradesh Transmission and Distribution companies
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  • Energy
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 160.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 571.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ AIIB website

Updated in EWS Jun 29, 2020

Disclosed by Bank May 2, 2017

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Project Description

The project has four components: power transmission system strengthening, smart grid development in urban areas, rural distribution system strengthening, and technical assistance for institutional development and capacity building.

Specifically, the project constructs a high voltage distribution system and adds to the 33 kV and lower voltage systems in rural areas, invests in smart grids and underground cables, SCADA distribution, automated sub-stations, and adds to 33 kV and 11 kV lines, upgrades and adds to 220 kV, 132 kV, 66 kV, and 33kV lines, improves ICT systems and business and administrative processes, provide transitional financing, and give technical assistance and training to help the State power distribution sector.

Investment Description
  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)

The total project cost is $571 USD million. The estimated AIIB investment is $160 USD million.

Contact Information

Hari Bhaskar
Project Team Leader/Senior Investment Operations Specialist
Tel: +86 10 8358 0167

World Bank:
Mani Khurana
Task Team Leader/Senior Energy Specialist
Tel: +91 11 4924 7000

Bhaskar Dasgupta
Director, Multilateral Institutions Division
Depart of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Republic of India
Tel: +91 11 2309 2883

Implementation Agencies:
B. Ramesh Prasad
Executive Director, World Bank Projects
Tel: +91 891 2582525

T Vanaja
Executive Director, Projects
Tel: +91 94408 12366

J. Devanand
Chief Engineer, Construction
Tel: +91 94408 11123


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