FP138

ASER Solar Rural Electrification Project

ASER Solar Rural Electrification Project

While almost all of Senegal’s urban areas have access to electricity, about 58 percent of people in rural areas do not. For basic energy needs, these households mainly rely on fuelwood for cooking, and kerosene lamps for lighting. This is expensive and causes health and environmental hazards.

This project supports the Senegalese government’s aim to achieve universal energy access by 2025. The main causes of low electricity usage rates in the countryside are high upfront investment costs and prohibitive operational costs to run remote electricity assets, tied to low and widely dispersed electricity consumption. GCF will provide the concessional financing needed to mobilise private sector participation in providing rural households with access to modern solar-powered mini-grids in 1,000 isolated villages. Based on a public private partnership business model for investing and operating small scale green mini grids, it will promote jobs creation and include a green stimulus package to support COVID-19 recovery.  

Total project value

 

Tonnes of emissions avoided

 

Theme

Mitigation

Result areas

Project timeline

Pipeline

12 Jun 2019 - 437 days

Concept note received

12 Jun 2019

Funding proposal received

22 Jan 2020

Cleared by GCF Secretariat

31 Mar 2020

Cleared by iTAP

28 Jul 2020

Approved

21 Aug 2020 - 41 days so far

Approved by GCF Board

21 Aug 2020

Under implementation

Completed

One region

  • Africa

One country

Two priority groups

  • Least Developed Countries
  • African States
USD  
  • Financing
    • Private sector
    • Public sector
  • Size
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large

GCF financing

InstrumentAmount
GrantUSD 2,158,702
LoanUSD 87,231,316

Cofinancing

CofinancerInstrumentAmount
Co-FinancingLoanUSD 18,062,680
Co-FinancingLoanUSD 121,322,197
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 6,642,380

GCF Contacts

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Accredited Entity

Banque Ouest Africaine de Développement (West African Development Bank)

Mr. Almamy Mbengue
Director of Environment and Climate Finance (DEFIC)
68, Av de La Liberation, BP 1172, Lome, Togo
Phone 228-99868660
Phone 228-22232524
ambengue@boad.org
Ms. Fatoumata Toure ep. Sangare
N/A
68, Av de La Liberation, BP 1172, Lome, Togo

National Designated Authority

Senegal

Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development

Ms. Madeleine Sarr
Head of Climate Change Division
Parc Forestier de Hann, B.P. 4055 Dakar, Senegal, Dakar, Senegal