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TA for small hydroelectric plant Lokoua for rural electrification in Guinea

Region
Western Africa
Sector
Energy
Scope
TA
Grant Amount
EUR 1,000,000
Total project cost
EUR 65,000,000
Status
Approved

The project envisages the construction of an 8.5-MW hydroelectric power plant in Guinée forestière (“Lokoua”), which will supply 40.6 GWh per year. Regarding energy transmission, two sixty-kilometer long lines of 30 kV each will be built between the Lokoua site and the main city of N’Zzerekore. In total, the project should grant electricity access to around 25 000 households in Guinée Forestière, Guinea’s most isolated region.   

The TA grant will be used to support the following components: procurement processes and supervision of works; operation and maintenance; capacity building program for the public utility EDG; specific studies on environment and social topics; and process analysis and supervision of the use of funds.