CONSTRUCTION OF A SOLAR STREET LAMP PRODUCTION AND INSTALLATION PLANT
Project manager: Ministry of Energy
Estimated cost (USD): USD 80 million
Estimated cost (FCFA): FCFA 40 billion
In Niger, there are huge discrepancies between different areas for access to modern energy services. In fact, according to the National Statistics Institute, the rural electrification rate is 0.27% versus 48.12% in urban areas and 9.04% on a national level. In order to reduce the uneven power supply delivery that has existed for over fifty years, the Niger State plans to install 15,000 street lamps and 2,500 solar optic traffic lights in Niger’s rural areas. This project is part of the President of the Republic of Niger’s Renaissance II programme, that aims to bridge the power deficit gap in several districts on the edge of Niamey.
- Production diversification and reduction of existing reliance on external power supplies;
- Develop revenue generating activities in rural areas;
- Promote access to long-term and sustainable power services;
- Ensure the security of the populations.
CHARACTERISTICS OF PARTNERSHIP REQUIREMENTS
Project Design: State/Partner
Risk sharing: State/Partner