Renewable Energy Project

Project Summary

Promotes private-sector-led off-grid rural electrification with solar home systems and mini-grids based on small hydro. Both household and institutional (health, education, community groups) applications are covered. Other project components for policy and institutional support, urban electric distribution, biomass (including more efficient biomass stoves), and environmental mitigation are apparently not targets of GEF support, although this point is not clearly established in the concept. Project $203 mil. GEF $5 m. IDA $132 m., utility $22 mil, private $21 mil.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
The Ethiopia Electric Authority
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
280,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
4,930,000 USD
Co-financing Total
211,270,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
507,000 USD
Total Cost 216,480,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
Preparation Grant Approved
06 May 2002
Concept Approved
01 May 2003
Project Approved for Implementation
27 Apr 2005
Project closed
30 Jun 2012