Optimizing Development of Small Hydel Resources in Hilly Areas

Project Summary

Project formulates technical and economic guidelines and furthers adoption of advanced technologies for small hydro resources in India's hilly region, which should reduce carbon emissions and mitigate deforestation. An integral part of government programme to expand prevelance of non-conventional energy sources, the project uses a more cost-effective design than those of present India plants in this field. The project is an integral part of the MNES Mini-Micro Hydel programme. MNES is seeking an allocation of $292 million from the eighth five-year plan for creating an additional total capacity of 256 MW, of which about 70MW would be in the hilly regions.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
386
Project Type
Full-size Project
Status
Completed
Country
India
Region
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
GEF Period:
Pilot Phase
Approval Fiscal Year:
1992

Financials

Project Preparation Grant Amount
0 USD
GEF Project Grant
7,500,000 USD
Co-financing Total
7,140,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
0 USD
Total Cost 14,640,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
Concept Approved
01 Dec 1991
Project Approved for Implementation
Project closed
01 May 1999