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Detail of GEF Project #32

GEF Project ID32
IBRD PO ID65996
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameMini-Hydropower Project
CountryMacedonia
RegionEurope and Central Asia
Focal AreaClimate Change
Operational ProgramSTRM
Approval Date1999-12-01
GEF Agency Approval Date1999-11-30
Project Completion Date2004-06-30
Project StatusProject Closure
Executing AgencyMinistry of Economy and Environment
DescriptionThe project would assist the Government of FYR Macedonia in reducing green-house gas emissions by substituting hydropower for fossil fuels, especially lignite, in power generation. Specifically, the proposed GEF grant would cover the agreed incremental costs of three mini-hydro plants to be installed on the water supply systems of the towns of Kavadarci, Struga and Derbar by independent power producers. In order to mainstream the Project, it would extend the reforms initiated under the Bank financed Power System Improvement Project and serve as a vehicle for establishing the necessary power off-take arrangements between the IPPs and ESM, the national power utility.
Implementation StatusThe last mission reported that: (i) four units in Kavadarci were up and running though experiencing some teething problems; (ii) unit in Debar was lagging behind and maybe running into financial problems. This is a major change since last mission when Debar was moving rapidly; (iii) GEF grant was extended for the second time- for six months through 06/30/2004. The Completion Report was delivered in November 2004.
GEF Project Grant
750,000 USD
GEF Grant
750,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
2,541,000 USD
Project Cost
3,291,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
146,000 USD
Project Documents

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