TA for the improvement and extension of Conakry's distribution network
- Western Africa
- Grant Amount
- EUR 3,000,000
- Total project cost
- EUR 50m
- Under disbursement
- PFG Lead Financier
The project aims at supporting the public Guinean utility, Electricité De Guinée (EDG), in the development of its priority electrical investments, as planned in the Power Sector Recovery Plan. In order to reduce technical and commercial losses, increase the quality of service to customers and extend electrification to new connections in Conakry’s area, EDG requested support from AFD in 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 through capacity building and training sessions.
In H1 2018, the project is in an active phase. Different tenders have been launched and work on site is expected to start in 2019.
The EU-AITF grant from the Regional Envelope will be used to finance part of the distribution infrastructure but also Technical Assistance for the preparatory phase of the project and to reinforce capacities within EDG’s technical departments. First tenders were published in Q1 2017 (equipment supply for the Project Management Units) and first contracts signed in Q3 2017. Consultant for Studies and Planning department and for Counter department were selected in December 2018.
The first equipment has been delivered to EDG (security equipment, computers, vehicles, etc.).