Sudan Energy Transition and Access Project (WB-P176711)

  • Sudan
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Sep 28, 2021
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.
The Republic of Sudan
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Energy
  • Law and Government
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 300.00 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)
$ 303.00 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 Jul 21, 2021

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Project Description
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According to bank documents, the project objective is to increase availability of and access to electricity services in Sudan.

The project has four components:

  1. Component 1: Optimization of Electricity Supply and Usage (US$ 150 million). Component 1 aims to support the electricity sector respond to the ongoing power crisis in Sudan through a combination of loss reduction, demand management, the provision of solar PV – and battery energy storage systems (BESS) to critical public services, improved power system operation and the upgrading of the systems of the National Load Dispatch Center.

  2. Component 2: Enhancing Access to Off-grid Electricity Services (USD$ 123 million) 20. This component will support provision of new or improved electricity services through off-grid solutions including solar home systems (SHS), standalone solar PV systems and mini-grids, particularly in post-conflict areas such as Darfur, Kordofan and Blue Nile regions.

  3. Component 3: Development of Renewable Energy Program (US$ 10 million). The component will support GoS to implement the initial phase of renewable energy program. The component will support the activities needed to prepare priority projects to be ready for financing and development through public financing or by the private sector.

  4. Component 4: Capacity Building, Project Implementation and Technical Assistance (US$ 20 million). The component will support GoS in its efforts to build capacity, project implementation and provide technical assistance. This includes support to revise the power sector;s legal framework and regulations, the preparation of a leastcost power sector plan, or the development of a National Electrification Plan.

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World Bank:
Kenta Usui, Sheoli Pargal
Senior Energy Specialist

The Republic of Sudan
Khairy Abdelrahman Ahmed
Acting Minister

Implementing Agency:
Sudan Electricity Holding Company
Osman Dawalbait
Director General, Sudan Electricity Holding Company 


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