Renewable Energy Guarantees Program (WB-P162607)

  • Ethiopia
Geographic location 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
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Voting Date
May 23, 2019
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 Ethiopia
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)
$ 10.00 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)
$ 130.00 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 Jun 30, 2019

Disclosed by Bank May 3, 2017

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Project Description
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The objective of the Renewable Energy Guarantees Program Project for Ethiopia is to increase renewable energy generation capacity through private sector participation in Ethiopia. There is one component to the project, the first component being Metehara Solar IPP. The REGREP first phase consists of IDA guarantee support to the Metehara Solar IPP (100 MW), which is the most advanced IPP transaction. The Metehara Solar IPP is expected to be operational by 2021. Under the IPP project, a consortium led by Enel Green Power (EGP) will be investing approximately US dollar 120 million in the construction of the solar PV plant, with an estimated US dollar 35 million of private capital mobilized. The power purchasing tariff, which has not yet been made public, is consistent with solar auction results observed in other SSA countries around the same time. The facility will generate approximately 280 GWh per year. This output will be sold under a 20-year PPA to EEP that covers all the energy generated by the plant. The IPP project’s location is in the Oromia region, almost 200 km east of the capital Addis Ababa, an area that enjoys high levels of solar radiation. 

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