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RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS - 
A BOON TO THE RURAL

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Talk given by Sanjith Shetty at TBLI CONFERENCE ASIA 2008.

Talk given by Sanjith Shetty at TBLI CONFERENCE ASIA 2008.

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  • 1.  
  • 2. Who are we…..
    • A Bangalore, India based Renewable Energy company with a clear goal of being among nations Top 3 in this space
    • Someone who has already commissioned and is currently operating one of the largest privately owned hydro plants in south India- a 22 MW hydro power plant, which is downstream to South East Asia’s largest waterfalls
    • Someone who will commission another 15 MW hydro plant in the next 3 months and has 10 other projects in various stages of implementation
    • Someone who has working relationships with leading consultancy firms, design engineering firms, construction management firms, constructions company’s, Tax and Audit firms, Insurance advisors, CDM advisors etc
    • Someone who has and is working with leading lending institutions such as HUDCO, REC, Syndicate Bank, Axis Bank, Andhra Bank etc
  • 3. Who are we…..
    • Someone who has already raised two round of FDI Ist round- FE Clean Asia: Based out of Singapore is the Asian arm of a PE Fund which has similar funds in Latin America and Eastern Europe. Mitsubishi is the anchor investor along with Asian Development Bank, JBIC, Proparco, Chubu Electric etc 2nd Round- D E Shaw- Based out of New York is one the largest funds in the world with a kitty of 35 Million US$. They have over a Billion US$ invested in India already.
    • Someone who has structured a unique Captive sale arrangement with a large MNC within the provisions of The Indian Electricity Act thus increasing top line by 49%
  • 4. Who are we….
    • Someone who is very active player in the Carbon Credits market- our 1st project was among the first to have qualified under UNFCCC and have since sold all CER’s from this project to Japans 2nd largest utility
    • Someone who has successfully handled acquisition of projects and revived an abandoned project
    • Someone who believes is delivering a quality product and hence has strived to build a strong Technical Advisory Board as well as full time in house team of energy professionals
  • 5.
      • RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS
      • A BOON TO THE RURAL LANDSCAPE
  • 6. RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS- A BOON TO THE RURAL LANDSCAPE
      • How can rural energy projects help in job creation, improved income and business opportunities in the countryside and help create rural wealth
      • Why Corporate Social Responsibility activities can be a boon to projects during implementation and not something to be looked post commercial operation of the project?
  • 7. RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS- A BOON TO THE RURAL LANDSCAPE
      • 70% (approx 750 Million) of India lives in Rural areas
      • The Rural mindset-
      • Used to Government doing Projects & Privatisation is bad
      • By default we have to work in Rural India
      • Personally, a huge revelation
  • 8. RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS- A BOON TO THE RURAL LANDSCAPE
      • What we can do:
      • Create Jobs
      • Enhance Economic activity of that area
      • Develop skills in that region (Fabrication, Construction etc)
      • Bring good infrastructure to the area
      • Create good infrastructure
      • Add to the Religious (temples) & Social (Community halls, Play grounds) infrastructure
      • Be a catalyst to bring innovative ideas to the region (Micro Credit, Skill Development centres)
  • 9. RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS- A BOON TO THE RURAL LANDSCAPE
      • WHAT WE DID THROUGH AMBUTHIRTHA POWER:
      • Create Jobs - Gave livelihood to over 50 breadwinners who in turn collectively impact over 250 people
      • Enhance Economic activity of that area especially during project construction
      • Develop skills in that region (Fabrication, Construction etc)
      • Create good infrastructure for that area - Road Network
      • - Telecom Network
      • - Fuel Depots
      • Add to the Religious (temples) & Social (Community halls, Play grounds) infrastructure
      • Be a catalyst to bring innovative ideas to the region (Micro Credit, Skill Development centres)
  • 10. RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS- A BOON TO THE RURAL LANDSCAPE
      • But what we are really proud of :
      • SOHAM FOUNDATION - VIDYA VAHANA
      • - VIDYA GANAKA
      • THE “Nani” INITIATIVE
  • 11. RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS- A BOON TO THE RURAL LANDSCAPE VIDYA VAHANA
  • 12. RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS- A BOON TO THE RURAL LANDSCAPE VIDYA VAHANA
  • 13. RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS- A BOON TO THE RURAL LANDSCAPE VIDYA VAHANA
  • 14. RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS- A BOON TO THE RURAL LANDSCAPE VIDYA GANAKA
  • 15. RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS- A BOON TO THE RURAL LANDSCAPE VIDYA GANAKA
  • 16. RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS- A BOON TO THE RURAL LANDSCAPE
      • “ Sunkudamane Electrification”- a NANI Initiative
      • A tiny hamlet of 35 households
      • So remote that this area has no lights for years and did not figure in
      • the Next 5 year State Electrification Plan
      • N.K. Narayan (GM-Projects) popularly known as Nani saw the plight
      • first hand
      • He identified a Ministry of Non Conventional Energy Sources (MNES) Program-
      • Remote Village Electrification Program (RVEP)
      • This programs aim is to bring solar lighting to those areas where conventional lighting will not come up in the next 5 years
      • He single handedly liaised with the Government for 2 years and with the company backing him this hamlet had electricity for the first time in its history in 2007
  • 17. RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS- A BOON TO THE RURAL LANDSCAPE
      • “ Sunkudamane Electrification”- a NANI Initiative
      • A tiny hamlet of 150 people
      • So remote that this area has no lights for years and did not figure in the Next 5 year State Electrification Plan
      • N.K. Narayan (GM-Projects) popularly known as Nani saw the plight first hand
      • He identified a Ministry of Non Conventional Energy Sources (MNES) Program- Remote Village Electrification Program (RVEP)
      • This programs aim is to bring solar lighting to those areas where conventional lighting will not come up in the next 5 years
      • He single handedly liaised with the Government for 2 years and with the company backing him this hamlet had electricity for the first time in its history in 2007
  • 18. RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS- A BOON TO THE RURAL LANDSCAPE
      • What is in the Pipeline:
      • Adopting Village Schools
      • Deploying Mobile Health Centres
      • Setting up of Skill Development Centres
      • Creating a Transportation Service for Aids Infected Children
      • Expanding the reach for Micro Credit in our project areas
  • 19. RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS- A BOON TO THE RURAL LANDSCAPE
      • Why doing all of this makes Business Sense and should be done while setting up
      • the project and not, after:
      • Great “feel good” factor
      • Great employee motivation tool
      • Great Employee retention tool
      • Loads of benefits when local stakeholder supports you
      • The Government too recognises this and supports various aspects of the project
      • But there is the “RIGHT” way of doing it
  • 20. The Promoters:
    • K. Sadananda Shetty
      • Ex Chairman of Vijaya Bank
      • Served on Board of Air India,
      • Was Vice Chairman of Indian Banks Association
      • Currently is President of Renewable Energy Developers Association of Karnataka
    • Sanjith S. Shetty
      • An Engineer and Class Valedictorian from The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, USA
      • A Serial Entrepreneur in field of Manufacture of Alcoholic Beverages, IT Education etc.
      • Currently serving on the FICCI’s National Power Committee
  • 21. The Key Team Today :
    • M. Balachandran : Has over 40 years of core Banking Sector experience
    • KGV Murthy- Over 40 years experience in Indian & International projects and Hydro Power companies such as Jaiprakash etc.
    • B. P. Ramesh- Over 20 years of energy experience with Industry majors such as Tata’s, Wapcos, Bhoruka etc
    • A Y Shivashankar- Over 30 years of civil engineering experience from KPCL (one of the nations largest power utilities
    • Lt Col. M Sreekumar - Army veteran with a decade of HR expertise
    • N K Narayana- Over 17 years of Corporate PR experience
    • Amrthesh Ariga- Over 15 years of Operating and Maintaining power plants
  • 22. The Technical Advisory Board :
    • Technical Advisory Board consists of
      • Dr. Y. K. Murthy , known popularly as the “Father of Indian Dams”
      • Mr. A. N. Singh , Former Chairman Central Electricity Authority.
      • Mr. R. V. Chalapathy Rao , Former Dy. Director General, Geological Survey of India.
      • Mr. K. S. Krishnamurthy, Former Director (Selection Grade), Geological Survey of India, Govt. of India.
      • Mr. J.Philomen Raj, Former Chief Engineer, Karnataka Electricity Board
  • 23. Operating Projects :
            • Mahatma Gandhi Tail Race Scheme :
            • A 22 MW hydro project downstream to South East Asia’s largest waterfalls
            • Has all large hydro features such as 25m high 130m long dam, 3 km long tunnel, 40m deep Surge Shaft, Inclines Steel lines Pressure Shaft at 55 degrees to ground, Power House, Transmission lines etc
            • Zero displacement of people
            • Minimal requirement of Forest land
            • One of the highest PLF’s in South India
            • Power being sold via unique Captive sale arrangement to large MNC
            • Project registered under United Nations for CER’s and being sold to Japans 2nd largest utility, Chubu Electric
  • 24. Projects Under Construction :
    • Manapitlu Mini Hydel Scheme :
      • A 15 MW hydro project
      • Will be commissioned by July 2008
      • Has all structures such as Intake structure, Dam, RCC water conductor system, Power House, Pooling station, Transmission lines etc
      • Minimal displacement of people
      • Minimal requirement of Forest land
      • Process for registering under United Nations for CER’s already begun
  • 25. Projects Under Implementation:
    • Mahadevapura Hydro Electric Project (HEP)
    • Mulibettu Hydro Electric Project (HEP)
    • Kolavuru Hydro Electric Project (HEP)
    • Kilanjara Hydro Electric Project (HEP)
    • Hosangadi Hydro Electric Project (HEP)
    • Nekkiladi Hydro Electric Project (HEP)
    • Devaragadde Hydro Electric Project (HEP)
    • Talakallale Hydro Electric Project (HEP)
    • Sampladi Hydro Electric Project (HEP)
    • Kadavinakatte Hydro Electric Project (HEP)
  • 26. OUR VALUES
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  • 31. THANK YOU