Maharashtra Feeder Separation and High Voltage Distribution System Project (ADB-50193-001)

  • India
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  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Voting Date
Dec 15, 2016
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  • Energy
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 0.22 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jul 2, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Dec 19, 2016

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Project Description
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The technical assistance (TA) is included in the India country operations business plan, 2016- 2018. A stand-alone fact-finding mission was not fielded as sufficient information had been gathered based on ongoing studies and consultation missions to proceed with TA processing. The TA is being processed separately and in advance of the concept paper for the expected Maharashtra Feeder Separation and High Voltage Distribution System Project to allow timely deployment of required consultants so that the processing team can plan for fact-finding mission in 2017. The Government of Maharashtra is considering the Asian Development Bank (ADB) lending assistance of about $400 million to finance the government's investment plan for electricity distribution to be taken up by the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL).


The impact will be readiness for implementing a program to improve sustainability of power supply in selected urban and rural areas of Maharashtra by 2020 strengthened and is aligned with the objective of Maharashtra's Power for All program. The outcome will be a well-designed feeder separation and high voltage distribution system project developed. The outputs will be sector, financial, economic, safeguard, and technical due diligence reviews of the components of the proposed project completed.


Readiness for implementing a program to improve sustainability of power supply in selected urban and rural areas of Maharashtra by 2020 strengthened.


The TA will require 11 person-months of international consulting services to support the reviews of the technical design and undertake due diligence. ADB will hire individual consultants in accordance with the ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). The proceeds of the TA will be disbursed in line with ADB's Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook (2010, as amended from time to time).



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TA 9282-IND: Maharashtra Feeder Separation and High Voltage Distribution System Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 225,000.00

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Responsible ADB Officer George, Len V.
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, SARD
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