Development of Sustainable Renewable Energy Generation (SREPGen)

Lead country


Participating countries


Project status

Under implementation

Implementing period

From November 26, 2013 to December 31, 2020

SDGs addressed by this project

SDG targets

  1. 7.2 Increase share of global renewable energy
  2. 7.1 Ensure universal access to sustainable, reliable energy

Project ID: 3948

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Technical team

  • Energy Programme

Technical area(s)

  • Renewable Energy
  • Energy access


  • Type: Off-grid, mini-grids
  • Type: On-grid, rooftop
  • Resource: Solar
  • Electricity access



Transformed sector(s)

  • Energy

UNDP role(s)

  • Capacity development / Technical assistance
  • Institutional mechanism and system building


  • Capacity building
  • Finance economy
  • Management operation


  • Institutional capacity building
  • Technical capacity building
  • Energy finance
  • Demonstration sites/Pilot

Social inclusion

  • Local community/CSOs
  • Private sector
  • Women

Gender equality

  • Women's access to and control over resources
  • Livelihoods for women

Gender result effectiveness scale

  • Gender responsive


  • Systems pathway
  • Sci-tech pathway

Risk reduction target(s)

  • Hazard control/mitigation

SDG target(s)

  • 7.2 Increase share of global renewable energy
  • 7.1 Ensure universal access to sustainable, reliable energy

Conventions and protocols


Private sector(s)

  • Capital providers

Hot topic

  • Multi-stakeholder collaboration
  • Leaving no one behind

About this project


The objective of the Project is to reduce the annual growth rate of GHG emissions from the fossil fuel-based power generation by exploiting Bangladesh's renewable energy resources for electricity generation. The basic approach of the Project will be to promote renewable energy in Bangladesh through the recently established Sustainable and Renewable Energy Development Authority (SREDA). For Bangladesh to achieve a greater share of renewable energy (RE) in its energy mix, the Project will support activities that will (i) transform SREDA into a strong RE project facilitation center to bring confidence to private RE investors and increase the number of approved RE projects; (ii) increase the capacities of appropriate government agencies to generate, process, obtain and disseminate reliable RE resource information for use by potential project developers and investors; (iii) increase the affordability of photo-voltaic solar lanterns (PVSLs) for low income households by supporting pilot PVSL diffusion activities; and (iv) increase the share of RE in Bangladesh's power mix through facilitating the financing, implementation and operation of pilot (RE) energy projects using rice husk and solar panels. The lessons learned from the pilot plants will be utilized to scale-up the dissemination of PVSLs and investment in on-grid RE projects and RE technologies.


Reduction in the annual growth rate of GHG emissions from fossil fuel-fired power generation through the exploitation of Bangladesh"s renewable energy resources for power generation.

USD $4,227,272

Grant amount

USD $50,050,000

Leveraged amount (co-financing)


Source(s) of fund

Sources of fund


  • Global Environment Facility – Trust Fund ($4,227,272)

Implementing partner(s)

  • Government of Bangladesh

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Development of Sustainable Renewable Energy Generation (SREPGen)