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 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.
This Energy Facility II project targets rural households in the Kitgum and Pader Districts in Northern Uganda. The aim is to increase the use of Efficient Stoves among households, and increase tree planting practices and environmental awareness among households and school children. It is not enough to construct the stove or plant a tree without learning how to manage them.
Solar energy products are illuminating rural and peri-urban districts of Timor Leste. The Energy for All (E4A) project targets 15 communities by facilitating access to energy solutions and development of sustainable market systems. One of the market systems is for solar energy products. Household solar energy is one of the major components for this project implemented by Mercy Corps.