Mali: Energy Support Project

June 18, 2009

IDA Credit: US$120 million equivalent
Terms: Maturity = 40 years; Grace period = 10 years
Project ID: P108440
Project Description: The objective of the Energy Support Project for Mali is to improve the access and efficiency of electricity services in Bamako and in other targeted areas in the country. This includes financing the upgrade for the electricity transmission line between Segou and Bamako, upgrading and reinforcing 30 kv facilities in the peripheral area of Bamako, including the 150 kkv loop, upgrading and reinforcing low and medium voltage distribution networks in Bamako, and upgrading and reinforcing medium and low voltage distribution networks in areas of, among other, Kati, Segou, Kayes, Mopti, Sikasso, and Koutiala. The credit will also help finance a residential lighting program to replace incandescent or neon light bulbs with compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), in urban and rural households, a street lighting program to replace incandescent or neon light bulbs by CFLs and/or high pressure sodium vapor lamps, in key urban and rural centers, and a public facilities' lighting program to replace incandescent light bulbs by CFLs.

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