Rural Infrastructure (Electrification Sector)

Project Summary

The principal objective of the Project is to introduce decentralized options, including those based on renewable energy technologies (RETs), into the present electrification plan for rural areas. Assistance to the GOH would include: (a) support for the development of a rational rural electrification policy (b) financing of decentralized minigrid projects that demonstrate sustainable private sector or community-based operation, and (c) support for the creation of a wider market for photovoltaic (PV) through appropriate incentives to both providers and users.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
Fondo Hondureño de Inversión Social (FHIS)
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
350,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
2,350,000 USD
Co-financing Total
18,290,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
243,000 USD
Total Cost 20,990,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
11 May 2004
Preparation Grant Approved
24 May 2004
Concept Approved
01 Jul 2005
Project Approved for Implementation
22 Nov 2005
Project closed
30 Jun 2012