Technical assistance
Solar power. Power distribution  N/A



Support for the finalization of the concession agreement signing process and monitoring the deployment phase of OCEF's mini-networks

Country : Benin. .
Client : Millenium Challenge Account Benin II (MCA-Benin II) .
Start Date : 2020-10-01
Completion Date : 2022-05-31
Value of services : 315 500 EUR
Funder : Millenium Challenge Corporation (MCC) .
Associate/Partner : N/A
Description :
The Millennium Challenge Account-Benin II (MCA-Benin II) has set up a financing line, the Clean Energy Facility Off Network (OCEF), which selects 8 private developers on call for a grant of their project to invest in mini solar or hybrid networks in Benin. On the basis of the signed financing agreements, the promoters submitted an application for a concession agreement to the national granting institution, ABERME.
Description of the Actual Services Provided IED is mandated to support national institutions (the ABERME granter and the ARE regulator):
(1) in the process of negotiating concession agreements including the negotiation of the sale tariff for electricity to consumers, and
(2) in the follow-up of the work, until the issuance of the commissioning authorization designation for each promoter.

Main final deliverables :

• Diagnostic report of the 8 applications for a concession contract submitted to the institutions by the promoters
• AER support report until the signing of the concession agreement, including support for the finalization of the tools and documents constituting the concession agreement: ARE tariff model, distribution and solar power plant specifications, performance indicators and penalties
• Manual of procedures for monitoring work and issuing commissioning authorization
• A report to monitor work by promoter