Advancing Sustainability in Performance, Infrastructure, and Reliability of the Energy Sector in the (WB-P170928)

Countries
  • Palestine, West Bank, Gaza
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Proposed
Bank Risk Rating
U
Risk rating varies among banks and may refer only to the particular investment and not to the risk for the project as a whole. Projects marked 'U' have an 'Unknown' risk rating at the time of disclosure.
Voting Date
Nov 14, 2019
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Borrower
Ministry of Finance and Planning
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Energy
  • Law and Government
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Investment Type(s)
Advisory Services
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 36.00 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 Aug 22, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Jul 25, 2019


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Project Description

According to bank documents, the project objective is to improved operational, commercial and financial performance of electricity sector institutions and increased diversification of energy sources.

The project has four components:

  1. Improving infrastructure for regional electricity interconnections
    • Rehabilitation of PETL-IEC connection points
    • Construction of North Gaza-Israel 161KV interconnection
    • Upgrade of West Bank-Jordan existing interconnection
  2. Improving sustainability of service delivery
    • Revenue Protection Program (Phase 2) in six West Bank & Gaza DISCOs
  3. Enabling Private Sector Engagement in Renewable Energy
    • Grid reinforcement and upgrade to enable evacuation of utility-scale and small-scale RE
    • Scale-up Rooftop Solar PV systems for Health, MSMEs and Residential Sector
    • Pilot improved battery recycling in Gaza
  4. Technical Assistance, Capacity Building and Project Management
Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information

World Bank:
Monali Ranade
Senior Energy Specialist

Borrower:
Ministry of Finance and Planning
Laila Sbiah-Eghreib
International Relations and Projects Department
mofirdg@palnet.com

Implementing Agency:
Palestinian Energy and Natural Resources Authority (PENRA)
Zafer Milhem
Chairman
chairman@menr.org 

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