Niger Solar Electricity Access Project (NESAP) (WB-P160170)

  • Niger
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jun 7, 2017
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Government of Niger
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Energy
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 49.89 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 49.89 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Feb 26, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Apr 1, 2017

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Project Description
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The development objective of the Solar Electricity Access Project is to increase access to electricity through solar energy in rural and peri-urban areas of the Republic of Niger. This project has four components. 1) The first component, Market Development of Stand-alone Solar Systems, aims to develop a sustainable market for high quality standalone solar systems by increasing access to commercial financing to solar energy companies and their clients, namely households and farmers. 2) The second component, Rural Electrification through Service-based Solar Hybrid Mini-grids, to be implemented by Nigerien Agency for the Promotion of Rural Electrification (ANPER) aims to subsidize the provision of electricity to rural localities outside the national utility concession area that are not expected to be reached by the national grid in the short-term but have large populations, high density, power demand, and considerable economic and social activity. 3) The third component, Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Hybridization of Isolated Thermal Mini-grids and Expansion of Access, to be implemented by Nigerien Electricity Society (NIGELEC) will finance the hybridization of several existing diesel-based, isolated grids with solar PV generation and battery storage in rural areas, and will be managed by NIGELEC to increase the hours of operation of the isolated systems and/or to decrease diesel consumption. 4) The fourth component, Implementation Support and Technical Assistance, aims to support project management and implementation, capacity building, and Technical Assistance (TA) to key off-grid electrification sector stakeholders, as well as monitoring and evaluation (M and E)

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Sociéte Nigerienne d’Electricité (NIGELEC)
Arzika Mahamadou

Agence Nigérienne pour la Promotion de l'Electrification Rurale (ANPER)
Executive Director

Direction Générale des Opérations Financières et des Réformes (DGOFR) - Ministry of Finance
Maman Laouali ABDOU RAFA
Directeur Général

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