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Power Transmission (Sector) Project

sector: Energy | country: India

Regular discussions with the government on implementing assurances under the project prompted the government to (i) increase the rate of return on the executing agency’s (POWERGRID’s) equity from 12% to 16% ; (ii) address the issue of dues from state electricity boards (SEBs); and (iii) take necessary actions to enable the executing agency to enter into commercial contracts with beneficiaries. Further, the implementation of availability-based tariff (ABT) in all the regions helped the executing agency to operate the regional grids with improved system stability and reliability.

With proper planning, effective project monitoring mechanisms, and motivated and well-trained personnel, infrastructure projects can be implemented successfully even in difficult terrains, despite adverse weather conditions and areas affected by insurgencies.

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