STP Power Sector Recovery Project (WB-P169196)

  • Sao Tome and Principe
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  • World Bank (WB)
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Voting Date
Mar 19, 2020
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Government of Sao Tome and Principe
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  • Energy
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 12.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 12.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Mar 16, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Jan 1, 2020

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Project Description

According to bank documents, the project objectives are to (i) increase renewable energy generation and (ii) improve the reliability of the electricity supply.

The additional financing (AF) would support cost overruns identified under Component 3, Subcomponent 3.1: Rehabilitation of Contador hydropower plant and operations and maintenance support program. This subcomponent finances the works for the rehabilitation and potential expansion of the hydropower plant up to 3.2 MW. This subcomponent will also cover engineering aspects (design and supervision of works) and preparation of related safeguards documents. The new activity (Replacement of incandescent bulbs with high-efficiency LED lamps), under the proposed AF are aligned with the parent project PDO as the reduction in the demand (particularly at peak hours) will improve the reliability of the electricity supply.

Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information

World Bank:
Nicolas Jean Marie Sans
Senior Hydropower Specialist

Nash Fiifi Eyison
Senior Energy Specialist

Ministry of Finance and Public Adminstration

Implementing Agency:
Agencia Fiduciaria de Administracao de Projeto (AFAP)
Alberto Leal
Coodinator de AFAP 


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