|Approval Date||02 May 2018|
|Signature Date||08 May 2018|
|Planned Completion Date||30 Apr 2020|
|Last Disbursement Planned Date||30 Apr 2020|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|DAC Sector Code||23010|
The Geothermal Development Project whose supplementary financing is the object of the present is part of a program is part of a geothermal energy development programme aimed at improving the quality of life for Djibouti's population by increasing access to electricity through an expansion of the national energy production capacity. Structured as a public-private partnership (PPP), the programme will be executed in 3 phases: (i) Phase 1 comprises the exploration of the Lake Assal geothermal vapour field and confirmation of the characteristics of the field’s geothermal resources; (ii) Phase 2 involves the development of the geothermal field and construction of a geothermal power station with an installed capacity of 20 MW; and (iii) Phase 3 will involve expanding the capacity of the geothermal power station to 50 MW. This second phase of geothermal development comes after a first phase that opens the way for the participation of the private sector.
The overall objective of the geothermal energy development program is to improve the quality of life for Djibouti's population by increasing access to electricity through an expansion of the national energy production capacity.
Generally, the main project beneficiaries are the entire population of Djibouti since the project will ultimately and substantially increase the production of reliable, clean and low-cost electricity in the country. With the subsequent reduction in energy costs, poor households will be the direct project beneficiaries.
African Development Fund
Government of Djibouti
Électricité de Djibouti
|Last Update||25 Jul 2019|