The Regional Off-Grid Electrification Project (ROGEP) was recently presented by the Guinea Bissau Government to investors, international partners and entrepreneurs, with the purpose to increase electricity access to households, businesses and public facilities.
The Regional Off-Grid Electrification Project is funded by the World Bank and implemented by the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) under the “Sustainable Access to Electricity Services” of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and aims to provide universal access to the region until 2030.
According to the Guinean Government, Guinea Bissau is one of the countries in the ECOWAS region with the lowest electricity access rate, especially in rural areas, where only two percent of the population have access.
ROGEP will support Western and Sahel African countries, including Guinea Bissau, to create an enabling environment to accelerate the electricity access of vulnerable population living in rural areas. It will contribute to tackle electricity access barriers, access to finance being the main target barrier. The project will make credit lines and capital grants available for the private sector.
With an overall budget of 200 million dollars, the project will run until August 2022.
To learn more about the project check the presentation available here (PT only).
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