The Call for Proposals was launched in June 2006 and closed in October 2006. After the selection procedure of the 307 received proposals, 74 projects were awarded with the Facility grant in July 2007.
The types of projects financed under the Call for Proposals were in line with the following 1st Energy Facility specific objectives/components:
Component 1: Improved access to modern energy services for rural people with priority to unserved population leaving in scattered settlements, villages, rural towns, peri-urban areas and remote islands. Component 1 was divided into two areas: (1a) small scale initiatives and (1b) large scale infrastructure projects.
Component 2: Improved governance and management of the energy sector by strengthening poverty related policy making, the institutional and legal framework as well as the capacity of key stakeholders in the energy sector. Through this component, the Facility intended to assist ACP countries in developing or implementing sound national energy policies and strategies, based on good governance principles.
Component 3: Leveraging of funds to facilitate cross-border interconnections. Activities included both investments and preparatory activities required to facilitate future essential investment plans for regional energy infrastructure as, for instance, cross-border interconnections, grid extensions and rural electrification etc.
The 1st Energy Facility concentrated its activities in those ACP countries which had a sound national energy policy or which were strongly committed to develop it based on good governance principles, and where there is prioritization of spending towards social sectors.
For a general analysis of the Call for Proposals, containing information on applicants' origin, participation of the private sector, sources of energy used and final beneficiaries, please click here. More useful information about the Call for Proposals 2006 procedure is available in the newsletters.
You can obtain information about each project in the ACP-EU EF Projects Database.