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India’s Clean Technology Fund Investment Plan

Canada’s Total Contribution: $126,000,000

Targeted Countries: India

Funding Period: 2011/2012, 2012/2013

Delivery Partner(s):

Description

As part of Canada's Fast-start contribution, Canada provided $200 million to the Clean Technology Fund, a multi-donor trust fund that provides scaled-up financing for the demonstration, deployment and transfer of low carbon technologies that have a significant potential for long-term greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions savings.

Results/Expected Outcomes

Canada's contribution is expected to support scaled-up financing for the demonstration, deployment and transfer of low carbon technologies in three countries. In May 2012, the CTF Trust Fund Committee decided that new CTF contributions, including Canada's $200 million in concessional finance, would be allocated to three new Country Investment Plans (Nigeria, Chile and India) in proportion to their overall funding requests as approved in their Investment Plans. Final disbursements of resources to these and other plans will depend on the roll-out of the CTF project pipeline.

The CTF's investment plan in India proposes four specific initiatives:
  • Himachal Pradesh: development policy loan on environmental sustainability and climate change
  • support for the national mission for enhanced energy efficiency
  • partial risk guarantee for energy efficiency technologies
  • support to the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission

Advisory Services: Solar Project Development in India

Canada’s Total Contribution: $100,000

Targeted Countries: India

Funding Period: 2010/2011

Project Funded through a Canadian Facility: IFC - Canada Climate Change Program (CCCP)

Delivery Partner(s):

Description

The IFC-Canada Climate Change Program financed advisory services to the Government of Gujarat to develop a distributed/rooftop solar project in the five cities of Vadodara, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, and Bhavnagar. Project activities include installing solar photovoltaic (PV) panels on the rooftops of primarily privately-owned properties such as commercial buildings, homes and industrial units, and selling the energy generated to local utilities. Being one of the first of its kind, this project aims to demonstrate the potential for widespread replication of rooftop solar in India.

Results/Expected Outcomes

The project is expected to result in 9,000 people receiving increased access to power and a reduction of an estimated 6,000 tons of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions annually.* To date, the project has supported the installation of 4 megawatts (MW) of rooftop solar photovoltaic panels and is expected to mobilize an additional $594,000 in co-financing from other public and private sources.
Co-Financing/Mobilized Finance (CAD$): $594,000
Estimated GHG (metric tons of CO₂) Reduction Associated with Project (per year)Disclaimer *: 6,000

Advisory Services: Rooftop Solar Power Projects in India

Canada’s Total Contribution: $130,000

Targeted Countries: India

Funding Period: 2010/2011

Project Funded through a Canadian Facility: IFC - Canada Climate Change Program (CCCP)

Delivery Partner(s):

Description

The IFC-Canada Climate Change Program financed advisory services to assist the Government of Odisha, India in structuring and implementing a public-private partnership (PPP) transaction for a grid connected rooftop and distributed solar power project. The project aims to build capacity within the relevant government entities to manage, implement, and monitor rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) projects. The project will carry out the technical, commercial, legal and regulatory due diligence for the project and present the proposed transaction structure to the Government of Odisha.

Results/Expected Outcomes

With support from Canada, this project is expected to mobilize an additional $405,000 in co-financing from public and private sources and lead to an estimated greenhouse gas emissions reduction of 5,000 metric tons of CO2 per year as a result of clean power generation.* In addition, the project expects to develop a replicable and bankable structure and business model based on detailed due diligence and stakeholder consultations for the Government of Odisha.
Co-Financing/Mobilized Finance (CAD$): $405,000
Estimated GHG (metric tons of CO₂) Reduction Associated with Project (per year)Disclaimer *: 5,000

Adaptation Research Initiative in Asia: Climate Change Adaptation in Urbanized Watershed

Canada’s Total Contribution: $1,499,330

Targeted Countries: India

Funding Period: 2011/2012

Delivery Partner(s):

Description

This contribution is part of Canada's $20 million fast-start contribution to the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) to support climate change adaptation projects in the water sector in Asia and in Latin America and the Caribbean. This project worked towards improving the knowledge base around climate change impacts on water quality and availability for different water users in two rapidly urbanizing watersheds in India. This project also assessed household and institutional factors that shape vulnerability, short-term coping mechanisms, and adaptation strategies.

Results/Expected Outcomes

With support from Canada's contribution, this project focused on two rapidly urbanizing watersheds, the Arkavathy sub-basin in southern India and the Darjeeling watershed in north-eastern India. The project is integrating detailed biophysical research with an understanding of the social and technical mechanisms through which climate change impacts will be felt by water users. Researchers are working on publishing the results of a vulnerability assessment of the Arkavathy River Basin, an area challenged by water security as a result of rapid urbanization and climate change impacts.

Sustainable Solar Park in India

Canada’s Total Contribution: $225,000

Targeted Countries: India

Funding Period: 2010/2011

Project Funded through a Canadian Facility: IFC - Canada Climate Change Program (CCCP)

Delivery Partner(s):

Description

The IFC-Canada Climate Change Program financed advisory services to assist the Government of Odisha, India in the structuring and implementation of a public-private partnership (PPP) transaction to develop a 40-60 megawatt (MW) solar park.

Results/Expected Outcomes

The expected outcome of the project is for the Government of Odisha to explore different sources of clean energy, meet its increasing energy requirement, diversify sources of energy and address potential climate changes issues. With support from Canada, this project is expected to lead to an estimated greenhouse gas emissions reduction of 1.3 million metric tons of CO2 per year through clean power generation.*
Co-Financing/Mobilized Finance (CAD$): $308,000
Estimated GHG (metric tons of CO₂) Reduction Associated with Project (per year)Disclaimer *: 1,300,000
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