Renewable Energy-based Electricity Generation for Isolated Mini-grids

Project Summary

This project will develop sustainable models for renewable energy based electricity generation and distribution via isolated mini-grids. Initial activities will focus on a carefully selected pilot area, from where replication activities will be designed for implementation in other appropriate areas in Zambia.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Environment Programme
Executing Agencies
Department of Energy
GEF Project Manager
Christine Woerlen |


Project Preparation Grant Amount
325,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
2,950,000 USD
Co-financing Total
4,556,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
382,000 USD
Total Cost 7,831,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
29 Jun 2001
Preparation Grant Approved
01 Aug 2001
Concept Approved
01 May 2004
Project Approved for Implementation
16 Nov 2005
Project closed
01 Mar 2012