Technical assistance
Bio electricity. Renewable energy  Power generation



Assistance for the preparation of the Otjikoto biomass power plant project in Namibia (40 MW)

Country : Namibia. .
Client : AFD (French Development Agency) .
Start Date : 2022-01-01
Completion Date : 2023-06-30
Value of services : 208 564 €
Funder : AFD (French Development Agency ) .
Associate/Partner : Nitidae, INSUCO, Namisun
Description :
Namibia's national electricity company, Nampower, plans to build and operate the Otjikoto Biomass Power Plant (OBPS), a 40 MW power plant that will generate electricity by burning wood chips from the encroaching bush.

The project objective is to assist NamPower in the preparation of a grant application to the FFEM that would maximize the positive environmental and social impacts of the biomass supply chain and thus ensure the sustainability of the project.

During the Due Diligence phase, IED will be required to provide support to the French Development Agency (AFD) on the project specific and technical points for a loan instruction to Nampower to finance the production plant.
Description of the Actual Services Provided • Analysis and state of the art of existing documentation and knowledge: mapping and evaluation of the body of data and analysis, consultation of stakeholders, synthesis of the main results and gaps identification;
• Due diligence and value chain analysis to perform an initial diagnosis;
• Conception of the logical framework of the technical assistance programme intervention to be supported by the FFEM;
• Identification and budgeting of activities to be implemented to ensure that social and environmental safeguards are in place to secure biomass supply sustainability ;
• Evaluation of the programme activities costs;
• Drafting the Project Identification Note for grant application to the FFEM
• Support to grant application submission to the NAMA Facility