The African Development Bank (AfDB) invites eligible consultants to indicate their interest in providing services as Renewable Energy Expert to the “Desert-to-Power” Initiative and Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa’s (SEFA) related interventions in the West Africa and Sahel regions.
The Desert to Power (DtP) initiative aims to accelerate economic development in the Sahel region through the deployment of solar technologies at scale. Specifically, DtP proposes to deliver electricity to 160 million people on-grid and 90 million offgrid and to add solar energy generation capacity of up to 10GW through a combination of public and private interventions.
The initiative covers 11 countries (Burkina Faso, Chad, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal and Sudan). The initial rollout will focus on the G5 Sahel countries (Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger).
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It aims to develop and implement an electrification programme based on solar power generation including grid based, minigrid and offgrid access scale up for households, social and economic infrastructure including energy for productive uses.
SEFA is a Special Fund that provides catalytic finance to unlock private sector investments in renewable energy and it is supporting several projects and programmes in its three areas of intervention (green baseload, green minigrids and energy efficiency), and one of the AfDB vehicles to support the DtP Initiative.
Source: EsiAfrica via CrudeMix Africa