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10 Marzo 2019

Cisgiordania/Striscia di Gaza

NEW FUNDING FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS IN THE WEST BANK AND GAZA STRIP

the World Bank Group (WBG) approved a $12m grant to scale up the operational performance of key Palestinian energy sector institutions and pilot a new business model for solar energy in the Gaza Strip. The new funding builds on the WBG’s Electricity Sector Performance Improvement Project, originally approved in July 2017, to address energy shortages in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. So far, the project has promoted two initiatives: the first aims to improve operational and commercial management of large and medium sized customers through the installation of smart meters, particularly in the commercial and industrial sectors. The second initiative finances the installation of rooftop solar panels for small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) and households in Gaza. The consumers repay the cost of the solar panels in monthly instalments over two to four-year periods to ensure the financial sustainability of the model. A complementary initiative will finance solar rooftop systems for select hospital and health clinics. Ms. Monali Ranade, World Bank Senior Energy Specialist, said: “Increasing solar system installations in Gaza can provide an important safety net for meeting critical electricity needs. Protecting small and medium enterprises from electricity shortage is important to enable them to provide more jobs and contribute to economic growth. (ICE AMMAN)


Fonte notizia: Palestine Economic Portal