According to ADB, the proposed project will support the construction of a 500 MW grid-connected solar PV facility in Assam's Karbi Anglong district. The project will support a joint venture (with 49% public ownership) that will develop a pilot grid-connected battery storage installation. This facility will be used to test the impact on grid stability and frequency regulation of a large intermittent solar generating facility. The Project will also invest to improve electricity distribution in areas adjacent to the solar PV site.
Funding will also be provided by way of viability gap financing to reduce the offtake tariff from the 250 MW solar PV plant that will constructed under PPP modality on the adjacent site.
The project seeks to address the need to rapidly scale-up Assam's installed solar PV capacity to meet the targets set by central and state governments. The proposed solution has been designed to meet the state government's desire retain ownership of some solar PV capacity while introducing private sector participation in construction, operations and maintenance, and investment.
|Responsible ADB Officer
|Acharya, Jiwan S.
|Responsible ADB Department
|Responsible ADB Division
|Energy Sector Office (SG-ENE)
|Department of Power, Government of Assam
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