Program for the promotion of renewable energies, rural electrification and sustainable supply in domestic fuel (PERACOD)

Source: JOIN IEA/IRENA Policy and Measures Database
Last updated: 9 July 2012
PERACOD, a co-operation programme between the Senegalese government and the German development agency GTZ managed by the Ministry of Energy, is aimed at increasing rural energy access through the deployment of domestic fuels and renewable energy (RE). Running from 2004 to 2015, the programme includes three main missions: PERADOC first advises regional and local institutions on how to improve energy policies, create suitable institutions to promote rural electrification, integrate private energy producers and stimulate energy generation from renewable sources. Second, the programme supports a sustainable and diversified domestic fuel supply in order to halt deforestation and improve indoor cooking facilities. The programme assists local populations in improving their wood consumption efficiency by subsidising improved charcoal that burns more cleanly and efficiently, and is less harmful to health. Third, PERACOD tackles the concrete needs of rural electrification. On a one hand, PERACOD targets electricity grid expansion and increased electrification rates from 16% in 2007 to 60% by 2022. In a partnership with the Rural Electrification Agency (ASER), PERACOD participates to the Rural Electrification Emergency Plan 2008-2012 that will connect 228 445 households by 2012. On the other hand, PERACOD supports small-scale and individual rural electrification initiatives by subsidising up to 80% of initial investment, with a major focus on Solar Home Systems. Eventually, PERACOD supports the development of income-generating energy activities. In villages benefiting from such project, energy saving bulbs have been distributed, solar lighting is deployed in public and community buildings -church, mosque, health and education centers- and thermal motors for mills and drills are progressively being replaced by RE functioning engines. The solar installed capacity in Senegal rose from 850 kWc in 2000 to 2,000 kWc in 2008, and no less than 2, 900 solar streetlight devices are to be installed.

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