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Project name Programme for the promotion of renewable energy, rural electrification and sustainable supply of household fuels (PERACOD)
Country/region Senegal
Duration 2013-2016
Short Description

PERACOD aims to contribute towards improved access to modern energy services for rural and urban populations. It focuses on renewable energy technologies (notably solar power systems) and the sustainable use of biomass as fuel. PERACOD provides technical support for sustainable energy management, including policy support, strategic advice training, and implements pilot projects in the field of rural electrification, forest management, and improved cook stoves.
Through its component ‘Rural electrification’, PERACOD aims to support the Senegalese agency for rural electrification to realise its targeted rate for rural electrification. One part of the strategy is to establish favourable framework conditions for productive use of electricity in rural areas.

Realising that rural electrification does not automatically induce economic growth, PERACOD conducted a study in 2010 that served as an analysis and baseline document for the promotion of productive use of electricity in rural areas.

The following areas were covered by the study:

  • Identification of priority sectors for the promotion of productive use
  • Assessment of the economic and financial viability of selected productive use value-added chains, and the development of preliminary business plans
  • Identification and development of synergies with financial and non-financial partners (Business Development Services)
  • Integration of these strategies for productive use into designs for electricity supply.

PERACOD implements this strategy for the development of 22 productive uses (mainly in the cold and crops transformation sectors). Eight of these uses are managed by women.

Implemented by

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Funded by

Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (Germany), Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs as contributors to the global programme Energising Development

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