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Mexico - Integrated Energy Services Project (English)

Ratings for the Integrated Energy Services Project for Mexico were as follows: outcomes were moderately unsatisfactory, Global Environmental Objective (GEO) outcomes were moderately unsatisfactory, the risk to development outcome was substantial, the risk to GEO outcome were low, the Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and the Borrower performance was also moderately unsatisfactory. Some lessons learned included: Rural Electrification is by nature a complex challenge that requires designing a practical delivery mechanism while at the same time considering legal and institutional frameworks in place. It is critical to have a mechanism in place to transfer loan and grant resources effectively to finance program activities from the very beginning. The promotion of productive uses of electricity is an essential component of rural electrification that helps enhancing its economic benefits and supports the financial viability of the operation. A full economic analysis is essential when the restructuring of a project implies asignificant change in the delivery mechanism and technology choices.The design of a project’s results framework and performance indicators should be fully consistent with the project’s scope and objectives, and be particularly careful in selecting targets that are within the control of the project. The selection criteria for communities to be benefited by a rural electrification project should be established with absolute clarity, and agreed among the parties involved, prior to project implementation. Mini-grids based on centralized solar farms (CSF) have proven to be a sound and reliable technology to supply small isolated communities. However, poor economic results bring up questions about the model’s replicate. Realistic planning: supplying electricity in remote areas often entails addressing complex technical and logistical challenges that should not be underestimated. Environmental benefits should be taken into account in the economic analysis.


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    Latin America & Caribbean,

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    Mexico - Integrated Energy Services Project

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Mexico - Integrated Energy Services Project (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.