Electricity Access and Renewable Energy Expansion Project (WB-P162902)

  • Solomon Islands
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jul 5, 2018
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Government of Solomon Islands
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  • Energy
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Investment Type(s)
Grant, Loan
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 10.30 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)
$ 19.95 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 Sep 19, 2018

Disclosed by Bank May 1, 2017

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Project Description

According to the bank, "the project development objective is to increase access to grid-supplied electricity and increase renewable energy generation" The project components include financing supply, installation, and initial maintenance of new hybrid mini-grids throughout Solomon Islands and finance the supply, installation, and initial maintenance for one or more grid-connected solar facilities in Solomon Islands. 35 potential locations suitable for such mini-grids has been indentified in the area of population density, public facilities such as hospitals and schools, ‘anchor’ loads such as tourism facilities, food processing or other commercial operations, and potential sources of renewable energy.

Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)

Strategic Climate Fund Grant  US$ 7.1 million
Support for Small Island Developing States (SIDS) DOCK US$ 1.6 million
Global Environment Facility (GEF)  US$ 0.9 million

Contact Information

World Bank
Maria Isabel A. S. Neto, Senior Energy Specialist

Implementing Agencies
Solomon Islands Electricity Authority (Solomon Power)
Pradip Verma
Chief Executive Officer


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