Rural Electrification

Project Summary

This proposed GEF Project (Project) would be fully integrated with the proposed Peru Rural Electrification operation to be co-financed by the Government of Peru (GoP) and the World Bank. ObjectivesThe objectives of the GEF Project are to promote the financing and productive use of renewable energy options within the proposed GoP/Bank Rural Electrification Project. The joint GoP/Bank/GEF operation would: (a) Fully incorporate renewable energy options within the proposed framework for public-private electricity provision in rural areas of Peru that would attract investment from the private sector as well as national, regional and local governments; (b) Provide electricity services to about 20,000 households (one hundred thousand people) and about 200 public facilities, such as schools and health clinics, using both renewable energy sources to serve remote populations; and, (c) Pilot a program to increase productive uses of electricity from renewable sources, that would increase opportunities for income generation in rural areas.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM)
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
350,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
10,000,000 USD
Co-financing Total
134,550,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
931,500 USD
Total Cost 144,900,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
06 Oct 2004
Preparation Grant Approved
11 Jan 2005
Concept Approved
01 Jul 2005
Project Approved for Implementation
19 Jan 2006
Project closed
31 Mar 2006