ROGEP - Regional Off-Grid Electrification Project

The West Africa and Sahel region is characterized by having one of the world´s lowest rates of energy access. Of the 395 million inhabitants of the region, approximately 244 million have no access to electricity. In most countries, the access is limited and substantially confined to the urban areas.

Due to the strategic importance of energy in achieving sustainable development, ECREEE is implementing the proposed Regional Off-Grid Electrification Project (ROGEP), with support from the World Bank and their Lighting Africa Program. ROGEP aims to enhance electricity access in West Africa and Sahel region, through standalone solar systems (solar lanterns, solar home systems, solar water pumps, solar mills, solar sewing machines, etc.). The World Bank has provided ECREEE a Project Preparation Advance to prepare the project. ECREEE has set up a Project Implementation Unit, discussing with stakeholder and identifying the major challenges and mitigation measures towards creating the off-grid market in West Africa.

The project, with an estimated overall budget of USD 200 million, includes 19 countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Cote d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Togo, Cameroon, CAR, Chad, and Mauritania.

ROGEP is comprised by 2 major components, divided by their respective sub-components:

Component 1 - Supporting the acceleration of the Regional Market 

Subcomponent 1 A:  The Enabling Environment  

Subcomponent 1 B: Entrepreneurship Support 

Subcomponent 1 C: Risk Mitigation Facility 

Component 2 - Access to Finance 

ROGEP is currently in the preparation phase and its implementation is foreseen to start in January 2019.

ROGEP IS NOW OPENED TO PUBLIC CONSULTATION (UP TO JUNE 28th, 2018)

With the goal of maximizing the impact of the proposed ROGEP, we are sharing the concepts of the main foreseen activities to ensure that all aspects are covered and that the proposed approach will safeguard a path to achieve the goals defined.

We would welcome your valuable contributions and comments on the components and sub-components listed below (click on each subcompenent to download):

Component 1 - Supporting the acceleration of the Regional Market

Subcomponent 1 A:  The Enabling Environment

Subcomponent 1 B: Entrepreneurship Support

Subcomponent 1 C: Risk Mitigation Facility

Component 2 - Access to Finance

Interested stakeholders may send their suggestions and comments to Mr. Yuri Handem at: yhandem[a]ecreee.org .