From the Bottom Up: How Small Power Producers and Mini-Grids Can Deliver Electrification and Renewable Energy in Africa

The guide highlights the ground-level regulatory and policy questions that must be answered by electricity regulators, rural energy agencies, and ministries to promote commercially sustainable investments by private operators and community organizations. Among the practical questions addressed is how to design and implement retail tariffs, quality of service standards, feed-in tariffs, and backup tariffs. The guide also analyzes the regulatory implementation issues triggered by donor grants and so-called top-up payments.

Mini Grids for Half a Billion People: Market Outlook and Handbook for Decision Makers

The report is the most comprehensive study on mini grids to date. It takes stock of the global mini grid market and industry; analyzes in detail the solar-hybrid mini grid costs and technological innovations; shows the importance of introducing income-generating machinery and micro-finance early in the planning process; and provides policy makers, investors and developers with insights on how mini grids can be scaled up.

Liberia: Amended Contract for the Liberian Electricity Company (LEC)

The brief explains how the IFC in coordination with other development partners, helped to bring private sector participation into the power sector in Liberia by structuring a partnership between the government of Liberia and a private partner. As there was a lack of market appetite for a fully private option, in April 2010, IFC concluded the design and tendering of a five-year management contract for the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC), the electricity utility in the capital city of Monrovia.

Cameroon: Dibamba Power Plant

The Dibamba Thermal Power Project comprises of the following components:

• The construction of a 88 MW power plant fuelled with heavy fuel oil (HFO) at the site in Yassa village; and

• The construction of energy transmission facilities, including:

  1. (i)  A step-up substation at the plant site (11 to 90 kV) at the plant site; and

  2. (ii)  A 1.8 km 90 kV double circuit transmission line between the plant and a connection to existing 90 kV transmission lines which run to Ngodi-Bekoko substation at Bekoko.

Legal Guide to Investing in Power Generation in Iraq

As outlined below, this Legal Guide is intended to provide a general introduction and up-to-date overview of certain aspects of the structuring and legal regime for invest- ment in power generation in Iraq. Of special note, the specific nature and location of a project, as well as changes to the Iraqi legal regime, may affect the information included herein. In particular, there may be different regulations and requirements in the Kurdistan region of Iraq which are not covered by this Legal Guide.

Liberia Electricity Law 2015

The West African nation of Liberia is among the world’s poorest countries. Its two civil wars devastated most of  its infrastructure, economy, and institutions, leaving the Liberian population in extreme poverty. At the end of the second war in 2003, most of the country’s electricity generation, transmission, and distribution assets were destroyed. With support from donors, including USAID and the World Bank, the government began rebuilding its electricity infrastructure through the Emergency Power Programs (2006–12).