Kenya: Off-grid Solar Access Project for Underserved Counties (WB-P160009)

Countries
  • Kenya
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
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Voting Date
Jul 26, 2017
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Borrower
The National Treasury
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Energy
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 150.00 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)
$ 150.00 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 Feb 26, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Aug 2, 2016


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Project Description

The objective of the Off-grid Solar Access Project for Underserved Counties is to increase access to modern energy services in underserved counties of Kenya. There are four components to the project, the first component being mini-grids for community facilities, enterprises, and households. This component will support the electrification of areas where electricity supply through mini-grids represents the least-cost option from a country perspective, as underpinned by the geospatial plan. The second component is the stand-alone solar systems and clean cooking solutions for households. This component includes two subcomponents: stand-alone solar systems for households, and clean cooking solutions for households. The third component is the stand-alone solar systems and solar water pumps for community facilities. This component includes two subcomponents: stand-alone solar systems for community facilities, and solar water pumps for community facilities. Finally, the fourth component is the implementation support and capacity building. This component includes two subcomponents: consumer education and citizen engagement, and implementation support and capacity building.

Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information

Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC)
Ken Tarus
CEO
ktarus@kplc.co.ke

Rural Electrification Authority
Ng'ang'a Munyu Mr.
nMunyu@rea.co.ke

Ministry of Energy and Petroleum
Joseph Njoroge Principal Secretary
ps@energy.go.ke

Isaac Kiva
Director of Renewable Energy
isaac_kiva@yahoo.com

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