Togo - Project to Electrify 317 Rural Localities in Togo via Mini-Solar Networks - Preparatory Phase (AFDB-P-TG-FF0-003)

  • Togo
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  • African Development Bank (AFDB)
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Voting Date
Dec 15, 2022
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Republic of Togo
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  • Energy
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 2.20 million
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Currency conversion note:
Bank reported 2.86
Converted using 2023-03-07 exchange rate.
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ AFDB website

Updated in EWS Mar 7, 2023

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The Project to electrify 317 localities with solar - preparatory phase aims to increase renewable energy access and catalyse private sector investment for rural electrification in Togo. It contributes to a) provide financing and technical assistance to help the GoT set-up a series of Mini-Grids project companies to support Togo for the development of the GMG projects, into which it will be able to invest an equity contribution to the projects together with private sector, and b) provide technical assistance to both build capacity at the project executing authority, AT2ER, and ensure successful project implementation. The outcomes attributable to this intervention include are: seed capitalization secured for the (Mini-grid) project companies bringing confidence to the private sector developers; strengthened public sector capacity to implement PPP business models with emphasis on productive use of energy. The project is comprised of the two following 2 components: (1) Mini-Grids project companies structuring and capitalization support; (2) Capacity Building & Program Implementation Support, with two sub-components.

The main objective of the wider GMG programme is to contribute to economic growth and to reduce adverse environmental impact through scaling-up of renewable energy in Togo by catalysing private sector investments in clean and sustainable energy access for underserved rural populations of Togo living in dense and sparsely populated areas, far from the existing grid.

The main beneficiaries of the project are the populations of 127 villages in the five regions of the country (Kara, Savanes, Plateaux, Centrale, Maritime). The beneficiary villages were selected based on government led geospatial plan that laid out a technical, financial, and institutional roadmap to universal electrification in Togo by 2030, with ensuing studies that culminated in identification of 317 localities as best suited for electrification by renewable energy-based mini-grids, via PPP framework. Out of 317 localities identified, 127 localities have been confirmed for phase 1 investment, 190 localities will be firmed up in subsequent investment phases.

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