The ACP-EU Energy Facility 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. With the first Energy Facility (EFI), 74 projects were contracted for a total amount of €196 M, with total project cost of €430M. A second Energy Facility (EFII), with a total budget of €200 million, has been established for the period 2009-2013. A €100 million call for proposals, launched in November 2009, resulted in the selection of 65 projects for funding.
The Monitoring of the ACP-EU Energy Facility has two main purposes:
The present website emphasises the dissemination of project results. It will allow to:
The ACP-EU EF Projects Database provides more information about the Energy Facility projects.
Visit the Energy Facility website to get more general information on the programme or to get the general results of the Call for Proposals.
A new Thematic Fiche on Solar PV for improving rural access to electricity has just been published.
Two new Thematic Fiches on Microcredit as a tool to improve access to modern energy and on Improved stoves as a means to increase efficient use of energy have just been published.
All presentations from the Regional Seminar in Nairobi, 23-24 March 2011 have now been uploaded. During the 2-day seminar about 30 presentations were made, with an emphasis on the experiences and lessons learnt from the projects financed under the First Energy Facility. Thus, representatives from 9 different projects from Kenya, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, and Uganda were on the podium.