Viet Nam: Renewable Energy Development and Network Expansion and Rehabilitation for Remote Communes Sector Project
The project aimed to provide affordable electricity to communities living in mountainous and remote poor communes in Viet Nam. The grid-connected mini-hydropower projects in the four provinces, with the least access to electricity in the country, were to use locally available hydro resources to supply electricity to these communes and provide excess electricity to the national grid. The cash surplus from sales to the national grid was to be utilized to indirectly subsidize network expansion into remote areas. The project was also geared to support the expansion of medium- and low-voltage networks in communes to villages without electricity through concessionary financing, as the financial returns to utility of rural electrification were deemed not attractive.
This report validates the completion report's assessment of the project. IED overall assessment: Successful.