24x7 - Power for all in Andhra Pradesh (WB-P155038)

  • India
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  • World Bank (WB)
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Voting Date
May 26, 2017
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 240.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 570.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Jun 26, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Jan 28, 2016

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Project Description
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The development objective of Andhra Pradesh 24X7 Power for All Project for India is to increase the delivery of electricity to customers and to improve the operational efficiency and system reliability in distribution of electricity in selected areas in Andhra Pradesh. This project has four components. 1) The first component, Power Transmission System Strengthening, aims to make priority investments in 220 kilovolt (kV), 132 kV, 66 kV, and 33 kV transmission and sub-transmission lines and associated substations, to strengthen and augment the power system. 2) The second component, Smart Grid Development in Urban Areas, aims to identify and develop a number of selected cities across India as Smart cities. 3) The third component, Distribution System Strengthening in Rural Areas, aims to support strengthening and augmentation of the distribution network (33kV and below) and construction of the High Voltage Distribution System (HVDS) in rural areas. 4) The fourth component, Technical Assistance for Institutional Development and Capacity Building, aims to improve the project management capabilities and commercial performance of the Andhra Pradesh distribution utilities by: (i) improving Information and communications technologies (ICT) systems; (ii) improving the business processes; (iii) supporting supervision of contracts through Project Management Consultants; and (iv) building staff capacity through training, workshops, and study tours.
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PROJECT CONTACTS World Bank Contact: Mani Khurana Title: Energy Specialist Tel: 5785+47759 Email: mkhurana@worldbank.org Contact: Simon J. Stolp Title: Lead Energy Specialist Tel: 202-413-1353 Email: sstolp@worldbank.org Borrower/Client/Recipient Name: Department of Economic Affairs Contact: Lekhan Thakkar Title: Director (MI) Tel: + 91 11 23094193 Email: lekhan.t@gmail.com Implementing Agencies Name: Andhra Pradesh Contact: Ajay Jain Title: Mr. Tel: 9848882211 Email: secyenergyap@gmail.com ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF WORLD BANK The World Bank Inspection Panel is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by a World Bank-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the Inspection Panel, they may investigate to assess whether the World Bank is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. You can contact the Inspection Panel or submit a complaint by emailing ipanel@worldbank.org. You can learn more about the Inspection Panel and how to file a complaint at: http://ewebapps.worldbank.org/apps/ip/Pages/Home.aspx.

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