Sustainable development of Comoros Islands by promoting the geothermal energy resources

Lead country


Participating countries


Project status

Under implementation

Implementing period

From September 27, 2018 to September 27, 2024

SDGs addressed by this project

SDG targets

  1. 7.2 Increase share of global renewable energy
  2. 7.a Enhance cooperation for clean energy research, technology
  3. 13.2 Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning.

Project ID: 5484

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Technical team

  • Energy Programme

Technical area(s)

  • Renewable Energy


  • Resource: Geothermal
  • Type: On-grid, utility-scale



Transformed sector(s)

  • Energy

UNDP role(s)

  • Capacity development / Technical assistance
  • Convening / Partnerships / Knowledge Sharing
  • Data collection and analysis


  • Governance
  • Technology innovation
  • Capacity building


  • Institutional framework
  • Laws/ Policy/ Plan formulation
  • Energy finance
  • Alternative energy sources
  • Infrastructure building
  • Awareness raising

Social inclusion

  • Private sector

Gender equality


Gender result effectiveness scale



  • Systems pathway
  • Sci-tech pathway

Risk reduction target(s)

  • Hazard control/mitigation

SDG target(s)

  • 7.2 Increase share of global renewable energy
  • 7.a Enhance cooperation for clean energy research, technology
  • 13.2 Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning.

Conventions and protocols


Private sector(s)

  • Capital providers

Hot topic

  • Multi-stakeholder collaboration
  • SIDS

Project description

This project aims to formulate a conducive policy/regulatory framework to develop and utilise geothermal energy on Grande Comore and promote investment in the development of geothermal resources for base power electricity generation. It will do so by leveraging almost $ 46 million in multilateral and private sector financing over its six-year implementation period. Over the same period, a 10 MW geothermal base power plant will be developed to supply the Grande Comore electricity grid to displace diesel fuel that is presently utilised. Operation of the geothermal plant will result in generation of some 2,390,000 MWh of electricity over an expected 30-year projected life of the installation. This, in turn, will result in avoiding 1,882,125 tonnes of CO2 over the same 30-year projected lifetime of the equipment. The project will achieve this target by introducing a conducive framework for investment promotion in geothermal resources development on Grande Comore.

USD $6,045,662

Grant amount

USD $48,360,000

Leveraged amount (co-financing)


Source(s) of fund

Sources of fund


  • Global Environment Facility – Trust Fund ($6,045,662)

Implementing partner(s)

  • Government of Comoros

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