ADB and India sign $220 million loan to strengthen power sector in Tripura

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India have signed a $220 million loan to improve energy security, quality of supply, efficiency, and resilience of power sector in Tripura.

The project will support the Government of Tripura’s efforts to strengthen its power sector through replacement of inefficient power plants, strengthen the distribution network and installation of smart meters that will help increase generation capacity, reduce distribution losses and to meet the increasing electricity demand to boost the state economy. The project will fund the replacement of Rokhia power plant with a highly efficient combined cycle gas turbine that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions through fuel saving, modernise the state’s power distribution network and build institutional capacity and overall business process of the project executing agencies. Distribution underground cabling will be installed by the horizontal directional drilling method or tunneling method to minimise road openings and reduce socio-environmental impacts during project implementation.