ELECTRICITY ACCESS EXPANSION PROJECT (WB-P151618)

Countries
  • Solomon Islands
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Active
Bank Risk Rating
B
Risk rating varies among banks and may refer only to the particular investment and not to the risk for the project as a whole. Projects marked 'U' have an 'Unknown' risk rating at the time of disclosure.
Voting Date
Jul 20, 2016
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Borrower
Government of Solomon Islands
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Energy
  • Technical Cooperation
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Investment Type(s)
Grant
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 2.23 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 2.23 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Aug 25, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Sep 1, 2015


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Project Description
This project finances efforts to increase access of low-income households to electricity services in peri-urban and rural areas of Solomon Islands through two components: i) micro-grid densification/extension and grid extensions/densification and ii) implementation support.
Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
The state-owned power utility, the Solomon Islands Electricity Authority (SIEA) is responsible for electric power generation, transmission and distribution to all urban and provincial centers, and operates all of the electricity grids for this project.
Contact Information
World Bank Contact: Tendai Gregan Title: Energy Specialist Tel: 5781+6562 / Email: tgregan@worldbank.org Borrower/Client/Recipient Name: Solomon Islands Contact: Mr. Shadrach Fanega Title: Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Development Planning Tel: 67722556 Email: sfanega@mdpac.gov.sb Implementing Agencies Name: Solomon Islands Electricity Authority Contact: Pradip Verma Title: General Manager Tel: 67738596 Email: Pradip.Verma@siea.com.sb Name: Ministry of Mines, Energy & Rural Electrification Contact: John Korinihona Title: Director of Energy Tel: 67728609 Email: john.korinihona@yahoo.com ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF WORLD BANK The World Bank Inspection Panel is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by a World Bank-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the Inspection Panel, they may investigate to assess whether the World Bank is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. You can contact the Inspection Panel or submit a complaint by emailing ipanel@worldbank.org. You can learn more about the Inspection Panel and how to file a complaint at: http://ewebapps.worldbank.org/apps/ip/Pages/Home.aspx.