Essay on Project Management

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Technical Assistance

TAR: IND 39106

Technical Assistance to India for the Uttaranchal Power Sector Capacity Building Project

August 2005

CURRENCY EQUIVALENTS (as of 1 August 2005) Currency Unit Re1.00 $1.00 ADB DEA EA EMP HR IA IPDF IT kV kWh MOP MW O&M PIU PMO PTCUL RF RMU RP SGU SHP TA UEID UJVNL UPCL UREDA v – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Rupees (Re/Rs) $0.0231 Rs43.3800

ABBREVIATIONS Asian Development Bank Department of Economic Affairs executing agency environmental monitoring plan human resources implementing agency Indigenous People’s Development Framework information technology kilovolt kilowatt-hour (1,000 watt-hours) Ministry of Power megawatt (1,000,000 watts) operation and
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The Mission reached an understanding with the Government on the rationale, objectives, scope, implementation arrangements, cost estimates, financing plans, and outline terms of reference for the TA.1 The TA design and monitoring framework is in Appendix 1. 2. Uttaranchal was created on 9 November 2000 by separation from Uttar Pradesh. The state is currently a net importer of electric power, but generates a seasonal surplus and plans to become a net exporter of power by 2010 by expanding hydropower and high-voltage transmission capacity. Hydropower potential is approximately 20,000 megawatts (MW), of which less than 1,200 MW is being used. Total capacity expansion of 10,000 MW is planned from the present through 2018. With the creation of the state, the former State Electricity Board (SEB) was transformed into three state-owned utility companies. Uttaranchal Power Corporation Limited (UPCL) is responsible for distribution at 33 kilovolts (kV) and lower, rural electrification, and power trading.2 Power Transmission Corporation of Uttaranchal, Ltd. (PTCUL) is responsible for high-voltage transmission lines and substations from 132 kV to 400 kV.3 Uttaranchal Jal Vidyut Nigam, Ltd. (UJVNL) takes the lead role in developing hydropower projects greater than 1 MW, and manages private sector participation.4 Private sector participation is open for over 40 hydropower plants (HPP) of less than 25 MW capacity and 13 projects ranging from 25 MW to 100 MW. The Uttaranchal Energy and

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