Guinea - Rural Electrification Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 21 Jan 2011
Signature Date 15 Feb 2011
Planned Completion Date 30 Nov 2017
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Nov 2017
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Power
DAC Sector Code 23220
Commitment U.A 14,960,000
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Rural Electrification Project (PER) covers 31 localities along the national interconnected grid situated in Basse and Moyenne Guinée. The localities are located in the Basse and Moyenne Guinée Regions, both of which have significant economic potential and are crossed by asphalted roads. The project will also include the conduct of two studies essential for preparing future energy sector operations in Guinea by the Bank and other donors. The project will improve the living and working conditions of the people, boost the development of small-scale businesses and market garden crop preservation and processing, and generally improve the business environment of micro-enterprises and SMEs/SMIs in the target area. In addition, it will help raise the rural electrification rate from 3% in 2009 to 15% in 2015 and reduce the rate of energy loss on the distribution network from 48% in 2009 to 20% in 2015. The overall project cost, net of taxes will amount to UA 15.053 million. It will be implemented over the 2011-2014 period.

Project Objectives

The project seeks to contribute to increasing the population’s access to electricity. The project’s specific objective is to improve the quality of electricity supply and access in 31 localities. This objective will be achieved by: (i) Reducing technical losses and improving the quality of service provided, notably by strengthening MV/LV networks; and (ii) Supplying electricity to new localities by building power generation stations and extending distribution networks.


The direct project beneficiaries will be households, the EDG, small artisans and traders, the local administration, SMEs/SMIs in the targeted localities and workers who will be recruited during its implementation. The project area has a population of about one million, 52% of whom are women.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Direction Nationale de l'Energie


IATI identifier 46002-P-GN-F00-004
Last Update 07 Aug 2020


Contact Details

Name DJAIGBE Pierre

Geographic Location

Country Guinea
Coordinates Location Name
10.15 -12.5333 Sougata
11 -12.5 Moyenne-Guinae
10.8333 -12.3167 Mitti
10.3755 -12.0915 Mamou
10.2833 -12.4333 Linsan
10.1 -12.6167 Kolenta
10.0569 -12.8658 Kindia
9.95 -12.9333 Friguiagba
10.8833 -12.1833 Ditinn
9.53795 -13.6773 Conakry