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Investment Grant for the Extension of NIGELEC Networks

Region
Western Africa
Sector
Energy
Scope
IG
Grant Amount
EUR 11,000,000
Total project cost
EUR 30,000,000
Status
Under disbursement
PFG Lead Financier
AFD

The Project aims to (i) supply 14 additional areas on the outskirts of Niamey with electricity via 45,000 connections, (ii) connect three isolated grids to the main networks, enabling the shutdown of three small thermal plants and providing 18,000 connections in 18 villages (along the routes of the lines) and (iii) connect 30 rural municipalities and 70 villages to the main networks via 14,500 new connections.

Additional electrical lines have been fully built in Niamey, Tillabery and Dosso areas. Meters have been purchased and Nigelec should soon send teams to start connecting households to the grid. The building of electrical lines in Tahoua, Zinder and Maradi areas has not yet started but the contracts with the constructing companies are about to be signed.

12/2018