|Approval Date||15 Dec 2010|
|Signature Date||10 Mar 2011|
|Planned Completion Date||31 Dec 2021|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|DAC Sector Code||23630|
The Rural and Peri-Urban Electrification Project (PEPR) is an investment project concerning the rehabilitation and extension of the electric power distribution system of Kinshasa and selected localities in four provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). It comprises the improvement, rehabilitation and extension of the MV/LV lines, establishment of connections, installation of public lighting units and promotion of specific commercial operations to increase the number of new subscribers and reach the maximum number of inhabitants, especially the most disadvantaged segments of the population. All these operations will contribute to increasing available energy, improving network operating conditions and enhancing the operational performance of sector players. They will also help reduce technical and non-technical losses, in particular through the installation of prepayment meters. Lastly, with a view to preparing future Bank operations in the sector, fifteen studies have been integrated into this project. The total project cost is estimated at UA 70.38 million. It will be implemented over 48 months as from 2011.
The project goal is to contribute to improving the population’s living conditions by providing access to electricity and supporting the country’s economic and social development, with a view to reducing poverty and achieving the MDGs. Thus, the project objectives are to develop the electric power distribution facilities in Kinshasa and in the four (4) localities in the interior, and contribute to preparing a portfolio of credible and bankable energy projects in the DRC.
The main project beneficiaries are: (i) SNEL whose revenue from the sale of electricity will increase as a result of new subscribers and improved network reliability; (ii) SNEL’s new urban and rural subscribers, who will benefit from an improvement in the quality of service, a reduction in their energy expenditure through independent generation and motive power for different uses; (iii) the inhabitants of the project area, who will be employed on the project sites; (iv) the social sectors (water, sanitation, education); (v) the Government, which will collect additional fiscal revenue and; (vi) the private sector, especially through local enterprises, which will benefit from the different contracts for supplies and services, and improved service delivery and reliability.
African Development Fund
Fragile States Facility
Government Of Congo, the Democratic Republic of the
Société Nationale d'Electricité
|Last Update||12 May 2021|
|Country||Congo, the Democratic Republic of the|
|-3.16667 28.25||Province du Sud-Kivu|
|-9 26||Province du Katanga|
|-0.666667 28.75||Province du Nord-Kivu|
|-2.91667 25.9167||Province du Maniema|
|-4 24||Province du Kasaa-Oriental|