Uganda photovoltaic pilot project for rural electrification

Project Summary

The Government of Uganda is committed to addressing the energy needs of the majority of its citizens who live in the rural areas. To achieve the objectives, the project strategy will be to establish programmatic and/or commercial linkages between local industry/importers, banking institutions, NGOs/cooperatives, training institutions, and Government agencies through the financing, design, installation and maintenance of at least 840 household and 4 community-based PV systems in 4 trading centers on a pilot basis. The project will test the effectiveness of several models of financing mechanisms which have succeeded in other countries to induce demand for PV technology.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
295
Project Type
Full-size Project
Status
Completed
Country
Uganda
Region
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
United Nations Office for Projects Services
GEF Project Manager

Financials

Project Preparation Grant Amount
0 USD
GEF Project Grant
1,800,000 USD
Co-financing Total
1,800,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
0 USD
Total Cost 3,600,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
Concept Approved
01 Oct 1995
Project Approved for Implementation
08 Oct 1997
Project closed
23 Nov 2000