Country: Global / Non-Specific
Eight diverse real-life project case studies that incorporate lessons learned and leading practices in multiple Action Areas.
Reducing the electricity access connection fee is the key success factor. The baseline study of willingness to pay was conducted at the planning stage, early enough to influence the overall project design and to determine an affordable fee. As a result, the Government of Kenya lowered the price by almost 60% for certain households and provides a loan package to finance the upfront cost.
Stakeholder engagement in the project planning and assessment process was important. Stakeholders were consulted during the project planning and implementation stages.
The cost-benefit trade-off finding was also crucial. The average total cost per connection decreases as the number of people connected increases, hence the requirement to have a minimum number of households within a 600-metre radius of the transformer. There is a clear cost/benefit ratio. The downside is that households beyond the 600-metre radius do not get electricity access, creating exclusion. They can submit a special request and will be issued with a proposal to be connected, but with associated costs. People can then decide to accept the proposal or wait until subsequent phases are implemented.
Updated: April 12, 2022