Decentralized Rural Energy Project

Project Summary

The 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.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
498
Project Type
Full-size Project
Status
Cancelled
Country
Togo
Region
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
Direction 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)
GEF Project Manager

Financials

Project Preparation Grant Amount
0 USD
GEF Project Grant
1,135,000 USD
Co-financing Total
4,610,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
0 USD
Total Cost 5,745,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Project Cancelled
19 May 2004