The total value of the extended energy access is estimated at US $400m. According to Anders Arvidson, project leader at Sida, the BGFZ programme, which is now halfway, has electrified 450,000 new homes out of the total projection of 1 million homes. This is twice as many as planned. By 2021, 1.6 million Zambians are expected to have accessed affordable electricity under the initiative.