South Sudan - Juba Power Distribution System Rehabilitation and Expansion Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 17 Dec 2013
Signature Date 08 May 2014
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2020
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2020
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Power
DAC Sector Code 23630
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 16,960,000
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Power Distribution and Rehabilitation Project (PDSRE) aims to strengthen distribution networks in Juba to ensure a reliable electricity supply from existing and future generation facilities. It was initiated because of the low level of electricity production, combined with inefficient distribution networks in the Juba region. It is a project that also aims to compensate for the lost load and to respond to increased demand in the city. Improving and strengthening the electricity supply will help improve the quality of service provided by the national electricity company and the quality of life of the residents, as well as facilitate business activity, thereby contributing to growth economic and poverty reduction in South Sudan. The total estimated cost of the project, initially of UA 17.80 million, has been revised upward in view of its shortfall. The project includes: (i) the construction of 145 km of 33 kV lines; (ii) the construction of 370 km of 415/230 volt lines; (iii) the construction of subscriber lines to connect 20,000 new customers; (iv) the purchase and installation of 195 33 / 0.415 kV transformers; and (v) the purchase and installation of 20,000 prepaid meters for newly connected customers.

Project Objectives

The main development objective of the project is to strengthen distribution networks in Juba to ensure a reliable electricity supply and increase the access rate which is currently very low. The provision of electricity will improve residents' quality of life, as will the performance of public and private service providers, thereby contributing to economic growth and poverty reduction in the country.


The direct beneficiaries of the project are key institutions and sectors, including government services, hotels, industries and public infrastructure such as water, health and education. The project will lead to an intensification of economic activities that are limited by the lack of access to an affordable and reliable electricity supply.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
South Sudan Electricity Corporation


IATI identifier 46002-P-SS-FA0-002
Last Update 12 May 2021


Contact Details

Name MUGUWA Andrew

Geographic Location

Country South Sudan
Coordinates Location Name
4.85165 31.5825 Juba