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Detail of GEF Project #1358

GEF Project ID1358
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameRenewable Energy-based Electricity Generation for Isolated Mini-grids
CountryZambia
RegionAfrica
Focal AreaClimate Change
Operational Program6
Pipeline Entry Date2001-08-01
PDF-B Approval Date2001-08-01
Approval Date2004-05-21
CEO Endorsement Date2005-11-16
GEF Agency Approval Date2006-04-25
Project Completion Date2011-03-01
Project StatusProject Completion
GEF AgencyUNEP
Executing AgencyDepartment of Energy
DescriptionThis project will develop sustainable models for renewable energy based electricity generation and distribution via isolated mini-grids. Initial activities will focus on a carefully selected pilot area, from where replication activities will be designed for implementation in other appropriate areas in Zambia.
Implementation StatusThe project has been initiated and the capacity building activities as well as planning for the investments is well advanced. The Initial investments in mini-hydro, biomass gasification and photovoltaic minigrids are also progressing. Strong interest and uptake from ZESCO is evident in regards to the minihydro and biomass gasification mini-grids while the Rural Electrification funds will support the PV minigrid.
PDF B Amount
325,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
2,950,000 USD
GEF Grant
3,275,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
4,556,000 USD
Project Cost
7,831,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
382,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
2,950,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
4,556,000 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
7,831,000 USD
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