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Burkina Faso - Electrification of Semi-Urban Areas of Ouagadougou and Bobo-Dioulasso Project
The Electrification Project for Semi-Urban Areas of Ouagadougou and Bobo-Dioualasso (PEPU)is an investment project that seeks to expand the electrical networks and establish electrical connections. The project objective is to increase the electricity access rate in Burkina Faso, especially in the outlying districts of the above towns. Although these towns have recorded significant population growth over the last decade, they still do not have access to electricity. The project therefore aims to restructure and expand the medium and low-voltage distribution networks in the country’s two largest towns, install transformer sub-stations,and establish 17,500 connections to households.The project also comprises several activities intended to strengthen SONABEL’s operational capacity through the procurement of logistic resources, operating equipment, and electricity calculation software, as well as through the training of field workers and staff in charge of conducting studies. Two studies are scheduled under this project so as to prepare for future Bank interventions in the sector; the total cost of the studies are estimated at UA 37.76million. The project will be co-financed by ADF (72%), SONABEL (15%) and the State(13%). Implementation will span a period of 48 months from 2017 to 2020.