Guinée-Bissau - Projet de Réhabilitation et d’Extension de la Centrale Thermique et des Réseaux de Distribution de Bissau

Project Summary

Approval Date 26 Oct 1987
Signature Date 29 May 1989
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2000
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2000
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Power
DAC Sector Code 23220
Commitment U.A 4,125,122.36
Status Completion

Project General Description

The present intervention concerns the Rehabilitation and Extension Project of the Bissau Thermal Power Plant and Distribution Networks. This project mainly concerns the rehabilitation and reinforcement of the means of production and distribution of electrical energy in the city of Bissau. Its completion should make it possible to standardize the distribution of electrical energy and improve the quality of service. This project also aims to help access electricity from potential customers who have been waiting for several years. The main components of the project are: (A) electro-mechanical and electrical equipment of the plant; (B) rehabilitation and extension of MV networks; (C) rehabilitation and extension of LV/EP networks; (D) connection equipment; (E) studies and monitoring; (F) training; (G) logistics support; and (H) external audit.

Project Objectives

The objectives of the project are: (a) to rehabilitate and strengthen the means of production in order to meet the growing demand for electricity in the city of Bissau; (b) to strengthen the distribution capacity of MV networks by switching to a higher voltage and reducing line losses; (c) to rehabilitate, strengthen the LV and EP networks and increase the number of subscribers in the city of Bissau; (d) to provide adequate training for the staff who will be responsible for the operation of electricity production and distribution facilities.


The main beneficiaries of the project include households in the city of Bissau and companies that consume large amounts of electricity.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Guinea-Bissau


IATI identifier 46002-P-GW-F00-001
Last Update 15 Apr 2021


Contact Details

Geographic Location

Country Guinea-Bissau