West Bank and Gaza Electricity Sector Performance Improvement Project (WB-P148600)

Countries
  • Palestine, West Bank, Gaza
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Active
Bank Risk Rating
B
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Voting Date
Jul 27, 2017
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Borrower
PALESTINE LIBERATION ORGANIZATION
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Sectors
  • Hydropower
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 11.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Bank Documents
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Jan 31, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Oct 19, 2016


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Project Description

The development objective of the Electricity Sector Performance Improvement Project for West Bank and Gaza is to enhance the energy sector’s institutional capacity, improve efficiency of the distribution system in targeted areas, and pilot a new business model for solar energy service delivery in Gaza. The project comprises of four components. The first component is strengthening the capacity of Palestinian electricity sector institutions: Palestinian Electricity Transmission Company Limited (PETL) and Palestinian Electricity Regulatory Council (PERC). The second component, improving the operational performance of Palestinian electricity distribution companies consists of following sub-components: (i) revenue protection program; and (ii) management information systems. The third component, improving energy security in Gaza with solar energy supports the design and implementation of a pilot business model for rooftop solar energy in Gaza to ensure wider penetration across population segments while creating a model that can be easily replicated and rapidly scaled up. The fourth component, technical assistance, capacity building, and project management will finance salaries and operational expenditures of the project management unit (PMU) for two years.

Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information

Name: Palestinian Energy and Natural Resources Authority (PEA)
Contact: Eng. Monther Hammoudeh
Title: PMU Director
Tel: + 970(972) 2 2986192
Email: monther@menr.org

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