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Detail of GEF Project #498

GEF Project ID498
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameDecentralized Rural Energy Project
Focal AreaClimate Change
Operational Program6
Approval Date1998-11-01
Project Cancellation Date2004-05-19
Project StatusCancelled
GEF AgencyWorld Bank
Executing AgencyDirection de l’Hydraulique et de l’Energie (DHE) of the Ministere des Mines, de l’Equipement, des Transports et des Postes et des Telecommunication (MMETPT)
DescriptionThe project will promote the adoption of renewable energy by privately-owned and operated solar photovoltaic equipment supply and service operations. Barrier removal activities will address: insufficient information about the real PV market; high risk for rural credit providers; limited technological know-how and institutional capacity; and inadequate regulations. Project components include: installation of at least 125 kW of PV electric system; establishment of private PV installation and service companies; development of codes of practice and standards; and strengthening the capacity of the Agence d’Electrification Rurale to monitor and regulate private sector activities in the rural energy sector. The project will also result in reduced CO2 emissions totaling 13,000 tons over 15 years.
Implementation StatusProject cancelled because of a change in government priority Project document included in work program at the October 1998 GEF Council Meeting.
GEF Project Grant
1,135,000 USD
GEF Grant
1,135,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
4,610,000 USD
Project Cost
5,745,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
1,135,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
4,610,000 USD
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