Fiches GB: March 2020

Domestic energy. N/A  N/A



National Electrification Strategy for Uganda

Country : Uganda
Client : Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development
Start Date : July 2019
Completion Date : March 2020
Value of services : 440 000 $
Funder : World Bank
Associate/Partner : N/A
Description :
As a part of the Grid Extension and Reinforcement Project, which aims to increase the availability and efficiency bulk electricity supply within Uganda, the Government of Uganda requested that IED develop a National Electrification Strategy (NES) for the country. The strategy has three primary objectives: (i) to identify gaps in the regulatory, financial and institutional framework governing the electricity sector, as well as in the capacity of key entities operating in the sector, and recommend specific reinforcements; (ii) to prepare a harmonized and updated NES that presents a realistic and cost-efficient roadmap for the expansion of access to electricity in Uganda through both grid extensions and off-grid solutions, as well as a feasible financing plan; and (iii) to develop a robust monitoring and evaluation program to track progress on the implementation of the national strategy.
Description of the Actual Services Provided Task 1-4 – Review of current electrification plan, policies, strategies and electrification undertakings
• Review and assessment of existing electrification plans and ongoing/completed projects
• Analysis of electricity sector regulatory and institutional frameworks to assess gaps and bottlenecks in planning coordination and implementation and make recommendations regarding the reinforcement of legal texts and policy frameworks to guide electricity access expansion
• Analysis of existing capacity and gaps to identify training and capacity building needs for key sector stakeholders
• Assessment of electricity sector financing and control mechanisms to identify gaps or areas for improvement
Task 5 – Preparation of the National Electrification Strategy
• Design of an “optimal” institutional and policy framework for expanding electricity access
• Load forecasting through a bottom-up process based on levels of household equipment and village infrastructure
• Preparation of geospatial, least-cost electrification plan covering grid, off-grid and pre-electrification solutions
• Development of a feasible financing plan for the implementation of the national strategy
• Risk-based sensitivity analysis
Task 6 – Development of a monitoring and evaluation framework
• Development of performance indicators to facilitate the evaluation of the implementation of the NES
• Development/transmission of methodology and database tools for updating and monitoring performance indicators
Other tasks:
• Transmission of relevant data and software licenses to project stakeholders; development of an open, online platform to house and publicly disseminate data relevant to the NES