Universal Green Energy Access Programme
- Energy generation and access
- #7 Affordable and clean energy
Location & People
- Benin BJ
- Kenya KE
- Namibia NA
- Nigeria NG
- United Republic of Tanzania TZ
- Public / Private
- Project size:
- E&S Risk category:
- Category I1
- Category I2
- Category I3
- Instrument Equity USD
- Instrument Grant USD
- Deutsche Bank Equity USD
- Private Sector Equity USD
- Public Sector Equity USD
Project ownersAccredited Entity
- Access Modality: International
- The Universal Green Energy Access Program S.A.SIC-SICAV
This programme is an investment fund that will reduce GHG emissions by increasing access to clean electrical energy for mainly rural populations in Sub-Saharan Africa. It aims to provide financing for decentralized energy service companies for off‑grid and mini-grid systems for rural households and communities and renewable energy for industrial players.
Fossil fuel based energy production will be replaced with renewable, clean energy solutions that can meet increasing energy demand. Investments will target three types of projects. Off-grid renewable electricity energy in the form of solar home systems will be provided via an affordable payment plan. Green mini-grid projects will also be supported via companies that install, operate and maintain photovoltaic based mini-grids to sell energy services in rural communities. Finally, industrial renewable electrical energy and selected on-grid installations will be targeted, by investing in companies that provide modular, transportable, and often rented photovoltaic farms, offering SMEs and communities competitively-priced solar power. Around 50 investments will be made, totalling a volume of USD 500M over the course of five years, and via two phases.
At a later stage, the programme will work with local financial institutions to enable banks to provide long-term loans to businesses that provide clean electricity solutions. A public-private partnership instrument will leverage at least two-fold the impact of public capital through private investment.
USD 78.4M GCF financing in the form of equity will be provided for phase I of the programme. The grant element of USD 1.6M indicated above is subject to GCF Board approval at B.15.
The project has an estimated lifespan of 15 years.
|Document title||Published date|
|Funding proposal||22 Mar 2017|
|ESS report||21 Oct 2016|
- Deutsche Bank AktienGesellschaft (Deutsche Bank AG) Ms. Susanne Kern Tel: +49 69 910 60585 Mr. Michael Hölter Tel: +49 69 910 30843
- Ministry of Living Environment and Sustainable Development Benin Aina Martin Pepin Domingo Theodore Cossi (Alternate)
- The National Treasury Kenya Mr. Kamau Thugge
- Ministry of Environment and Tourism Namibia Mr. Petrus Muteyauli
- Federal Ministry of Environment Nigeria Dr. Yerima Peter Tarfa (Focal Point)
- Ministry of Finance and Planning United Republic of Tanzania Mr. Doto James