Mali - Mini Hydropower Plants and Related Distribution Networks Development Project (PDM-HYDRO)

Project Summary

Approval Date 04 Dec 2017
Signature Date 11 Jan 2018
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2025
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Power
DAC Sector Code 23630
Commitment U.A 20,000,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

This project is related to the development of mini hydroelectric power plants and their associated distribution networks (PDM-HYDRO). It is part of the large-scale renewable energy upgrading program (SREP) approved by the Climate Investment Fund (CIF) in November 2011 for Mali. This multi-donor program includes three investment projects: (i) the SCATEC solar power project (33 MWp) approved by the Bank in October 2016; (ii) the construction project in rural areas of mini solar PV / biofuel hydropower systems (17.7 MWp), financed by the World Bank and approved in October 2013; and (iii) the present mini hydropower project, initiated by the Bank and the African Investment Facility of the European Union (AFIF / EU). The purpose of the PDM-Hydro is to help improve the supply of renewable electricity and to improve access to electricity in the project area. The project comprises the following three (3) components: (i) Construction of Djenné and Talo hydropower infrastructures and their associated distribution networks (ii) Institutional support; iii) Project management. The overall cost is UA 40.08 million and will be implemented over the period 2018-2022.

Project Objectives

The specific objectives of the project are: (1) to increase the national power generation capacity of 8.9 MW; (2) connect 12,500 grid subscribers in rural areas; (3) reduce greenhouse gas pollution by 15,800 tCO2 / yr by reducing the time needed to use generators; and (4) provide technical assistance for the completion of a feasibility study for the electrification project for 60 rural localities and hydroelectric plant development.


The project will benefit the population and economic operators in the provinces of the regions of Mopti and Ségou and will connect 12,500 households and economic operators to the network operated by the company Energie du Mali EDM-SA. The energy production and distribution infrastructure will benefit the company Energie du Mali (EDM-SA) which will be in charge of their operation.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government of Mali
Société Energie du Mali SA (EDM-SA)


IATI identifier 46002-P-ML-FA0-004
Last Update 09 Dec 2022


Contact Details

Name DIALLO Al Hassane Abdoulaye

Geographic Location

Country Mali
Coordinates Location Name
13.90608 -4.55332 Djenné
13.65956 -6.15029 Segou
14.7 -3.4 Mopti Region