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ESMAP E-Bulletin | July-August-September, 2018

October 26 2018 Accelerating Battery Storage for Development The World Bank Group has announced a $5 billion global program for Accelerating Battery Storage for Development. With support from ESMAP, the program will help fast-track investments in battery storage with the goal to finance 17.5 gigawatt hours (GWh) of storage by 2025.

Highlights

October 24 2018
Solar measurement data, regional least-cost planning, and pre-feasibility analyses supported by ESMAP have laid the groundwork for a large World Bank investment in West Africa to mobilize private sector financing in solar energy.
October 24 2018
ESMAP underpinned a US$150 million World Bank grant to strengthen electricity supply infrastructure and improve system security and reliability.
October 24 2018
ESMAP has supported a World Bank project to improve Pakistan’s energy security, scale up solar power capacity, and reach 200,000 low access households with solar home systems.
October 24 2018
An innovative financing mechanism designed with ESMAP’s help enables energy cost savings to be reinvested in energy efficiency and drives a World Bank project to improve energy efficiency in health sector buildings.
July 27 2018
Building on ESMAP’s successful work in Brazil, a new World Bank project is set to mobilize private investment at scale in efficient street lighting and industrial energy efficiency. As part of the project ESMAP was instrumental in securing $195 million from the Green Climate Fund.
October 4 2018
With support from ESMAP, a new World Bank electrification project will leverage private sector investments in solar mini grids and standalone solar systems to provide electricity to 2.5 million people and 70,000 micro, small, and medium enterprises.
August 28 2018
Supported by ESMAP and a team of experts from across the World Bank, a new first-of-a-kind initiative is closing gender gaps and creating equitable institutions across Ethiopia’s energy sector.
October 2 2018
ESMAP helped establish the African Mini Grid Developers Association, the first ever association in the continent to promote mini grid solutions for rural and off-grid consumers and work with governments to integrate mini grids into national planning.

Publications

Making a Difference in People's Lives: Rural Electrification in the Lao People's Democratic Republic
Financing Energy Efficiency, Part 1: Revolving Funds
Kenya's Strategy to Make Liquefied Petroleum Gas the Nation's Primary Cooking Fuel
Rwanda – Beyond Connections : Energy Access Diagnostic Report Based on the Multi-Tier Framework
Ethiopia – Beyond Connections : Energy Access Diagnostic Report Based on the Multi-Tier Framework
Cambodia Energy Access Diagnostic Report
Taking Stock of the Political Economy of Power Sector Reforms in Developing Countries: A Literature Review

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