Mini-Hydropower Project

Project Summary

The 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.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Medium-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Economy and Environment
GEF Project Manager

Project Documents

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Project Preparation Grant Amount
GEF Project Grant
750,000 USD
Co-financing Total
2,541,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
146,000 USD
Total Cost 3,291,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
08 Jun 1999
Project Approved for Implementation
01 Dec 1999
Project closed
31 Dec 2002