Renewable energy NAMA

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Sector Energy
Focus area Renewable energy (solar)
Type of action Strategy/Policy
Scope National
Stage Under development
Submitted to UNFCCC registry Yes
Start of initiative 2012
Financing and support details
Financing status Seeking financing
Total cost US$ 23.132 mln
Financing requested US$ 9.861 mln
Financing received to-date US$ 0.06 mln
Principal source of financing Not known
Principal type of financing Grant
Capacity building required Yes
Technology transfer required Yes
Additional information
Proponent(s) Ministry of Energy, National Water and Electricity Corporation (NAWEC)
International funder(s) UNDP
Organization providing technical support UNDP MDG Carbon
Contact Bubacar Zaidi Jallow, Principle Climate Change Officer, DNA focal point

The NAMA has five key objectives which are:

  • Increase the level of renewable energy (for electricity) and contribute to the national long-term target of

increasing the share of renewable energy within the power generation sector

  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the power generation sector
  • Increase the rural population’s access to sustainable electricity.
  • Encourage an increase in rural community income generation, and improve rural livelihoods
  • Increase the level of private sector participation within the power sector.

Activities: (2015 - 2030)
The NAMA is planned in two phases:

  • Phase 1 activities will include the establishment of two types of ventures which will connect unelectrified rural

communities: RE Community Energy Centres (RE-CEC) and RE Micro-Grids (RE-MGs).

  • Phase 2 ventures will comprise RE systems which will displace thermal generation at existing regional grids (referred to as RE Displacement Systems—RE-DIS) and RE independent power producers (RE-IPPs). Phase 2 will shift activities to a larger scale private sector model. Ventures will include six RE-DIS, of various

capacities, and a seven megawatt RE-IPP.

Impact and MRV

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Cumulative GHG reductions: 0.012 MtCO2e
Mitigative capacity:

No information has been provided on mitigative capacity


Social: * energy access
Economic: * job creation
Environmental: * emission reduction

MRV Framework:

In the MRV, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC) “Small-scale Methodology: AMS-I.L Electrification of rural communities using renewable energy, Version 03.0” will be used to monitor GHG emission reductions.

Six key indicators will be quantitatively measured as SD proxies for Phase 1 :

  • Number of operating SMEs using energy from the ventures
  • Number of new jobs created
  • Number of hours of equipment use in the RPZ (hrs/yr)
  • Number of hectares of irrigated using water pumped by

electricity from the hectare (ha/yr)

  • Number of households connected to the minigrid which are

consuming energy

  • Number of public buildings (eg. schools. clinics) connected to the mini grid


The UNDP MDG Carbon, funded by AusAid, provided financing in July 2015. The estimated full cost is for the implementation of Phase 1. The full cost of implementation include extensive capacity development support and capital investment for interventions A and B. The NAMA will be financed through national and international public funds (grants and loans) and private sector contributions and consumer payments. The international contribution is expected to be US$ 9.861 million, $1,569,000 for technical support and capacity development.