Ministry of Energy, Water and Hydrocarbons
The Scaling-Up Renewable Energy Program in Low Income Countries (SREP) is a programme of the Strategic Climate Fund, which is one of two funds within the Climate Investment Funds (CIF).
Madagascar is one of the African countries selected to benefit from the SREP programme. This programme site, designed to promote renewable energy in developing countries, allows Madagascar to benefit from a fund with an expected leverage effect.
The resources granted by the SREP and those mobilised from donors are used to finance the projects and initiatives selected by the country as priority actions in its investment plan.
The SREP was designed to demonstrate the economic, social and environmental viability of low-carbon development in the energy sector in developing countries. Low Carbon Development in the Energy Sector in Low Income Countries. It aims to help low-income countries use new economic opportunities to increase energy access through the use of renewable energy.
The renewable energy investment plan of the Madagascar SREP programme was validated by the SREP Committee in June 2018 and consists of two projects:
- The development of rural electrification through renewable energy plants and mini-grids, and
- Hybridization of JIRAMA’s isolated centres.
- This study concerns the project for the development of rural electrification through renewable energy plants and mini-grids and will be implemented by the Ministry in charge of energy with the World Bank.
- Carrying out feasibility studies for the 9 plants;
- Completion of the detailed design study for the 9 power plants;
- Geotechnical and topographical studies for the 9 plants;
- Preparation of technical specifications for the CAD;
- Training of the Ministry of Energy staff on the geological and topographical aspects of the implementation of power plants;
Services provided by the consultant
- An assessment of the relevance of the proposed project to help solve the problems identified in the economic and social sectors, as well as any other problems arising in the sector and identified in the plan.
- A demonstration of the economic, social and environmental viability of the project.
- A detailed analysis of the technical, economic, financial, institutional and organisational, environmental and socio-cultural feasibility.
- A detailed analysis of the potential sustainability of the project results.
- A detailed plan that specifies the indicators of the project’s objectives, outputs and activities, as well as the resources needed, the institutional structure required for its implementation, and stipulates the responsibilities of the different bodies, the project timetable, a cost estimate and a logical framework matrix
- An engineering concept including technical specifications and tender documents for physical works and supplies acceptable to IDA and in accordance with the latest version of the IDA’s Standard Procurement Documents for Works and Supplies.
- A financing proposal based on the plan
- Recommendations for next steps and any other actions needed to secure funding and implementation of the project.