Policy status:Ended
Date Effective:1999
Date Ended:2012
Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Direct investment
Policy Target:Solar>Solar photovoltaic, Wind>Onshore, Hydropower
Policy Sector:Electricity
Size of Plant Targeted:Small
Funding:The project was initially funded by several bilateral donors. After 2005, the project was funded by a $3.5 million grant from the International Development Association (IDA), a $3.5 million grant from the Global Environment Facility (GEF), and a $6 million grant from the Government of the Netherlands. The implementation support was provided by the Asia Sustainable and Alternative Energy Program (ASTAE) – a multi-donor trust fund program administered by the World Bank.

The "100,000 Solar Houses" programme was launched in Mongolia in 1999 and closed in 2012. The main goals of the programme were:

  • Electrification of all households in rural areas through Solar Home Systems (SHS).
  • Development of Solar-Wind-Hydro-Diesel power hybrid system to meet electricity demand of livestock herdsmen’s households, villages, rural schools, hospitals, tourist camps, frontier posts, etc.

The SHS were subsidised through contributions from various bilateral donors over the course of its lifetime (2000-2012). More than 30000 subsidised SHS were sold to herder families by 2006. After the inclusion of the World Bank in 2006, 67000 more subsidised SHS were sold. The programme has also improved electricity distribution systems in 30 soums (districts), and installed hybrid systems to reduce the use of costly diesel in 15 soums. It has increased the electrification rate among nomadic herders from zero to 70%.


Related policies:National Renewable Energy Programme (2005-2020)

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