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JICA Activities in Yemen (as of March 2010)

Priority Area 3; Socio-Economic Infrastructure Development

Power Sector Development


In Yemen, only 41.7% of the population can access the electricity network, and rural electrification is estimated at 22.8%. The sector cannot maintain power production to meet the demands and constrains the socio-economic development of the country. DPPR targeted to expand the coverage of electricity network to 53% of the population, increase generation capacity of public network to 2,114 MW, and reduce transmission loss to 19.5%. To achieve these goals, Yemeni Government is converting diesel generation into gas turbine generation utilizing natural gas produced in Yemen, and introducing renewable energy in remote areas out of electricity grid.

photoGrant Aid for Environment and Climate Change "the Project for Introduction of Clean Energy by Solar Electricity Generation System "

Based on "Cool Earth Partnership" initiative of GoJ, government of Japan has decided to help Republic of Yemen by establish a semi pilot project of power generation by using the solar photovoltaic system to generate power for Al-Wahda Hospital in Aden. The project aims to mitigate affects of global warming by reducing GHGs emission and improve energy efficiency.

Third Country Training "Power Sector Development" (Jordan/2005-2009)

This program targets technical staff in Public Electricity Cooperation (PEC) in Yemen and provide them trainings, such as "Tig Welding", "Transmission Network Protection", "Power Cable Jointing", and "Diesel Power Plant Maintenance" by the cooperation of National Electric Power Co. (NEPCO), in order to cope with the lack of qualified technical staff in power sector in Yemen.


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