Study of Alternative Options to Increase Electricity Access to Peri-urban Areas in Afghanistan funded by the World Bank

Study of Alternative Options to Increase Electricity Access to Peri-urban Areas
2010 Electricity Peri-urban Afghanistan Energy The World Bank

The Scope

The objective of this assignment was to study the grid based alternative options/business models (such as franchisee, concessions, use of output based aid to increase access, etc.) and design of a pilot program to test two of these business models. The assignment involved objective consultations with stakeholders to form a basis for analytical work and training as well as exposure visits for the key counterparts in the Government are integral parts of the assignment. The scope of assignment included two components,

  1. analytical work and
  2. imparting the training as well as providing the support for organizing exposure visits for the key counterparts in the government 

Our Role

A team of experienced Energy Sector Experts was deployed by us to carry out the services. The work started with objective consultation with stakeholders to form basis for analytical work and training as well as exposure visits for the key counterparts in the Government are integral parts of the assignment. Our scope of our services included:

  • Review of business models for electricity service delivery in peri-urban areas;
  • Determination of the best models (up to two) for implementation in Afghanistan;
  • Design of two pilot projects for implementation of the selected model(s); and
  • Identify the barriers to implementation and address specific policy and regulatory needs for implementation.

 

Two short trainings were organized- one in Kabul and one in another location, to familiarize the stakeholders with the recommended option and it were integrated with utility operations. We also helped in organizing a study tour for the key government counterparts to showcase locations, preferably in the region, where the similar options identified. 

OUR CLIENTS