The ACP-EU Energy Facility (EF) was established in 2005 to co-finance projects on increasing access to modern and sustainable energy services for the poor in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries, especially in rural and peri-urban areas. Following the successful implementation of the first EF, it was decided to create a second one. A total of Three Calls for Proposals have been made under the EF: one under the 9th EDF (EUR 196 million) and two under the 10th EDF (EUR 100 million + EUR 25 million top-up). A total of 140 projects were selected and successfully managed under the first two Calls for Proposals for a total project budget of about EUR 600 million. Most projects of the first Call for Proposals have now ended or are about to be finalized. The projects from the second Call for Proposals are currently under implementation and a few of them have ended.
Danish Energy Management has been granted the contract of providing technical assistance for the monitoring of the Energy Facility’s projects.
The purpose of the contract is as follows:
The present website emphasises the dissemination of project results. It allows to:
Contribute to the quality in implementation through the dissemination of results, success stories and lessons learned from the Energy Facility projects;
Foster contacts and exchanges of experience between projects.
For more information on the EF Projects please visit the ACP-EU EF Projects Database.
For more general information on the programme please visit the EuropeAid website.
The Association WAME&Expo2015 (World Access to Modern Energy and Expo2015) has launched a contest for case studies of best practices within energy access. Participating projects must fall under the following categories: a) Energy access or b) Energy access and nutrition. Submit your best Case Study on an ACP-EU EF project or a group of projects by the 16th of January 2015. The winning case studies will receive a cash prize of 5,000 Euros and be showcased during the Expo Milano 2015. Read more here.
The capacity building project “Renforcement du CLUB ER” financed through Energy Facility II, aims to accelerate the sustainable development of rural electrification in Africa. This is done through the development of an African network of expertise and exchange of best practices as a tool for lobbying and advocacy, in the field of rural electrification for capitalizing on experiences.
The project "Sustainable Energy Service for Rural Isolated populations through Micro-grids based on renewable energy on the island of Santa Antao (Cape Verde)" was a collaboration between several partners from both academia, the private and the public sector. The intend was to improve the electrification of the isolated communities of Tarrafal and Monte Trigo in Cape Verde.