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.
The monitoring of the ACP-EU Energy Facility has two main purposes:
To provide information, advice and support to the EC Delegations in charge of the management of the Energy Facility contracts. The project implementing bodies can benefit from this assistance.
To facilitate rapid and effective reporting from Task Managers of the Energy Facility to the hierarchy and to the external partners of the EC.
The present website emphasises the dissemination of project results and will allow to:
Contribute to the quality in implementation through the dissemination of results, successful stories and lessons learned from the Energy Facility’s 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 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 is called "Dotacion de Energia Renovable a Comunidades Rurales de Moca". The overall purpose of the project is to install solar energy systems to reduce the absence and/or instability of electric services in various households, in rural areas of the Espaillat province in the Dominican Republic. The project has improved the quality of life for the residents of 14 poor communities, with a total of about 500 families and 35 community centers, in the Espaillat province.
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.