Sindh Solar Energy Project (WB-P159712)

  • Pakistan
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Specific Location
Sindh Province
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  • World Bank (WB)
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Voting Date
Jun 14, 2018
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Government of Islamic Republic of Pakistan
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  • Energy
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 100.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 105.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Sep 5, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Mar 15, 2017

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Project Description
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The Project 'Sindh Solar Energy Project' that be implemented by the Government of Sindh (GoS) Energy Department and financed by the World Bank, will support the deployment of solar power in Sindh Province of Pakistan. The project will cover three market segments i.e. utility-scale, distributed generation, and at the household level.

The stated Development Objective of the project is to increase solar power generation and access to electricity in Sindh Province. The project comprises of the following four components:

Component 1: Utility-Scale Solar -  This will finance a series of Solar Parks to leverage private sector development of solar Photovoltaic (PV) through the
use of competitive bidding, starting with an initial 50 MW project.

Component 2: Distributed Solar -  This will finance 20 MW of distributed solar PV on the rooftops and other available space on and
around public sector buildings in Sindh, in a phased manner.

Component 3: Solar Home Systems - Component 3 will provide grants to scale up the provision of Solar HOme Systems (SHS) by commercial Solar Solution Providers (SSPs)
in areas with low access to electricity.

Component 4: Capacity Building and Technical Assistance -  This component consists of a range of capacity building and technical assistance activities to support the design
and implementation of the Project.

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World Bank
Oliver Knight
Senior Energy Specialist
Anjum Ahmad
Senior Energy Specialist

Ministry of Finance
Arif Ahmed Khan

Implementing Agencies
Energy Department - Government of Sindh
Agha Wasif Abbas

The World Bank
1818 H Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20433
Telephone: (202) 473-1000


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