The Rural Electrification Project (PERU) is an investment project for the extension and densification of electricity distribution networks in rural areas. The project is part of the Government’s 2016-2021 Action Program, which aims, among other things, to strengthen the country’s energy capacities and improve the living conditions of the population. It covers the entire territory of Benin with the exception of the city of Cotonou where the bank is financing a similar project approved in 2017. The PERU concerns a total of 209 localities for an estimated beneficiary population of one million inhabitants. The project has three components: A) Electrical infrastructure, B) Institutional support and C) Project management. The project implementation period is 36 months and the objective of the PERU is to increase rural electricity access rates from 8.11% in 2018 to 13.78% by 2022.