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The World Bank Group, through the Electricity Services Access
Project (ESAP) is supporting the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) in delivery
of both grid and off-grid electricity services. At an overall level, the World
Bank is developing a Least Cost Geospatial Electrification Plan for scaling up
the electrification rate in Zambia according to GRZ’s vision 2030 through grid,
mini-grid and solar home system (SHS) deployment. This plan will provide the
basis for Zambia’s National Electrification Program (NEP), which will set out a
systematic approach towards providing access to electricity for all. Capacity
building and training sessions will be delivered alongside least cost
electrification planning and development of the NEP.
Under its work on off-grid
electricity access expansion, the World Bank Group is funding upstream activities to enable private sector participation in
rural off-grid electrification, including identifying and scoping off-grid
sites, helping GRZ address regulatory impediments, building the needed capacity
at key institutions, and designing financial mechanisms. More specifically, the
World Bank will fund the piloting of two financial mechanisms aimed at
leveraging financing and participation from the private sector in renewable
energy mini-grids, complemented by stand-alone solar systems: (a) the Off-Grid
Electrification Smart Subsidy Program (OGESSP), to provide partial grant subsidies to support the development of
private sector-led mini-grids, and (b) an
Off-grid Loan Facility, to provide finance for eligible borrowers, including companies importing and selling
solar equipment, developers of mini-grids, and end users of solar equipment
such as agribusinesses.
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