Electricité de Guinée (EDG) is the public company in charge of production, transmission and distribution of electricity in Guinea. It faces severe degradation of financial, commercial, and technical performance, identified in the Power Sector Recovery Program, validated by Guinean authorities in 2012.
The project aims at supporting EDG in the development of part of its priority electrical investments, as planned in the Power Sector Recovery Plan. In order to reduce technical and commercial losses, and to increase the quality of service to customers in Conakry’s area, EDG requested support from AFD.
The 50M€ envelope would finance three main sectors:
- improvement and extension of Conakry’s distribution grid : reinforcement of MV/LV grid (MV and LV distribution lines, MV/LV stations, LV meters including prepayment meters) within Kagbelen and Ansoumaniah’s zones;
- reinforcement/improvement of transmission grid from production sites to Conakry : improvement/reinforcement of HV transmission lines, construction and improvement of HV/MV substations
- technical assistance to support EDG and improve internal capacity.
The project is expected to benefit to more than 400 000 persons, enable 50 000 new or renewed connections to EDG’s network (45 000 for households), and to allow the utility to reduce the current high level of technical and commercial losses (from around 50% to less than 25%).
The IG from the AITF will finance works, supply, engineering, supervision, communication and EU visibility plan as well as financial audits in the context of the improvement and extension of Conakry’s distribution grid, i.e. reinforcement of MV/LV grid (MV and LV distribution lines, MV/LV stations, LV meters including prepayment meters) within Kagbelen and Ansoumaniah’s zones. First Call for Interest was published (for consultancy services for preparation of bid documents and supervision of distribution works) at the beginning of December 2016 and several responses obtained.