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Promotion of Sustainable Biomass-based Electricity Generation in Benin

Project Summary

To introduce an integrated energy and ecosystems-based approach to sustainable biomass electricity generation in Benin.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Project Approved
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Energy and Water; Ministry of Environment; Société Béninoise d’Energie Electrique (SBEE); Commune of Kalalé
GEF Period:
GEF - 5
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
100,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
3,872,602 USD
Co-financing Total
25,750,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
367,897 USD
Total Cost 29,722,602.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
11 Mar 2014
Preparation Grant Approved
01 Apr 2014
Concept Approved
01 May 2014
Project Approved for Implementation
13 Jun 2016
Project closed