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Pioneering Sustainable Energy Solutions in Niger and Beyond

The Niger Solar Electricity Access Project (NESAP) represents a commendable and impactful initiative in the ongoing global effort to combat climate change by transitioning to renewable energy sources. Since its inception in 2017, NESAP, generously funded by the World Bank's International Development Association (IDA), has been instrumental in advancing sustainable practices in the energy sector of Niger.
One of the project's major achievements is the successful establishment of 15 solar power plants, a key step towards enhancing electricity access in rural and peri-urban areas of Niger. With 12 of these plants already operational as of July 2023, NESAP, executed by NIGELEC, has demonstrated a significant capacity to provide reliable and high-quality electrical services to traditionally underserved households and businesses.
The anticipated increase in the electrification rate from 20% to 75% in isolated centers, once all solar power plants are fully operational and new connections are completed, showcases the project's commitment to extending the benefits of renewable energy to a larger segment of the population. This not only addresses immediate energy needs but also contributes to long-term sustainability and resilience against the impacts of climate change.
By focusing on solar energy, NESAP aligns with the global shift toward cleaner and more environmentally friendly energy sources. The reduction of reliance on traditional thermal energy in favor of renewable alternatives is a crucial step in mitigating the adverse effects of climate change. The project serves as a model for other regions facing similar challenges, demonstrating the positive impact that renewable energy solutions can have on both energy access and the broader fight against climate




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  • Francisco Berríos Coaguila

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    Es una gran alternativa para mitigar el cambio climático,muy de acuerdo con su mensaje.

    • winnie nguru

      16 w

      A bold step towards a cleaner, healthier planet

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      • Esther Wanjiku

        16 w

        NESAP receiving funding for the growth of its renewable energy projects is indeed impressive and very good work by the world bank

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      • George Kariuki

        16 w

        This is fantastic news!

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        • Gorffly mokua

          16 w

          The World Bank's initiative to pioneer sustainable energy solutions in Niger is a crucial step towards promoting a more sustainable future and reducing carbon emissions.

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          • Elizabeth Gathigia

            16 w

            Incredibly good news, investing in clean energy is the best way to save our planet

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            • Elizabeth Gathigia

              16 w

              Incredibly good news, investing in clean energy is best way to save our planet

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              • CHRIS NGATIA

                16 w

                Great news .... Investing in clean and Renewable energy is the only way to go

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                • CHRIS NGATIA

                  16 w

                  Great news .... Investing in clean and Renewable energy is the only way to go

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                  • walter lungayi

                    16 w

                    This project in Niger is a great example of how renewable energy initiatives can make a significant impact in improving access to electricity and combating climate change.

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                    • Jane Wangui

                      16 w

                      @walter_lungayi such initiatives will ensure that fossil fuels have been done away with.

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                    • Rotich Kim

                      16 w

                      Significant and timely move this will result to more green environment

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                      • Munene Mugambi

                        16 w

                        These are the activities I was referring to when I said it'd be nice to get green activities funded by the world bank to make lives better in underdeveloped countries whirl helping them achieve their green goals. Way to go

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                        • Princess

                          16 w

                          This is a commendable initiative with far-reaching positive impacts.

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                          • Gorffly mokua

                            16 w

                            @princess_nel_268 This is the news we want to hear!👏

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                          • Joseph Githinji

                            16 w

                            These are great news right here, investment in clean and renewable energy is the only way to be sure of a sustainable environment. This is surely a great milestone for the people of Niger.

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