Burkina Faso AF to Electricity Sector Support Project (WB-P160344)

  • Burkina Faso
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  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
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Jun 8, 2017
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  • Hydropower
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 80.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 81.28 million
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Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Aug 14, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Mar 1, 2017

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Project Description
The objectives of the Electricity Sector Support Project for Burkina Faso are to contribute to: (a) increasing access to electricity; (b) improving the reliability of electricity supply; and (c) improving efficient use of energy in targeted areas. The AF will scale up and maximize the development impact of the ESSP by supporting: (a) introduction of low-cost solar resources in Burkina Faso’s energy mix; (b) reinforcement of the network to allow for integration of more intermittent solar power; and (c) technical assistance to sector entities for capacity building and transaction advisory services to develop private sector-led independent power producer (IPP) projects. The AF will scale up activities under the ESSP, particularly component one (improving the reliability of energy supply) and component four (institutional strengthening and capacity development). The project will also be restructured to provide for a closing date extension to June 30, 2021 to allow for completion of activities under the project, particularly for the proposed AF. The disbursement estimates, implementation schedule and results framework will also be revised in line with the new activities and closing date.
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