African, Caribbean and Pacific - European Commission Energy Facility II

Title African, Caribbean and Pacific - European Commission Energy Facility II
Funding Bracket Minimum US$ 200,000 and a maximum US$ 2,500,000
Facility Objectives

The second Energy Facility, with a total budget of € 200 million, will co-finance investment projects, as well as governance and capacity building activities to improve access to sustainable and modern energy services by poor people living in the African, Caribbean and Pacific countries (ACP) rural and peri-urban areas. The second Energy Facility will also contribute to the fight against climate change by giving priority to renewable energy sources and energy efficiency measures.

A first €100 million call was launched in 2009 and resulted in the selection of 65 projects for funding. A second one is expected to be launched in 2011.

Key activities The ACP-EC EF II Pooling mechanism shall finance two main types of technical assistance activities:
  1. Advanced project preparatory studies for potentially eligible projects relating to e.g. financial and economic analysis, risk sharing, technical design, environmental impact assessment, legal agreements and institutional set-up, tendering procedures, etc. for projects where energy demand, technical feasibility and costs have already been assessed.
  2. Capacity building activities when directly linked to a specific eligible investment project, e.g. institutional development and capacity reinforcement activities to support the improvement of framework conditions and to address the governance and regulatory concerns. Capacity building may cover all aspects related to the provision of energy services, namely investment, operation and maintenance.

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Institution Details

Title African, Caribbean and Pacific - European Commission Energy Facility II
Person responsible Mercedes Marín
E-mail, phone number and mailing address

Danish Energy Management
Vestre Kongevej 4-6
DK - 8260 Viby J
DENMARK


Tel: + 45 87 340 600
Fax: + 45 87 340 601
Email: Europeaid-energy-facility@ec.europa.eu

Facility Objectives

The second Energy Facility, with a total budget of € 200 million, will co-finance investment projects, as well as governance and capacity building activities to improve access to sustainable and modern energy services by poor people living in the African, Caribbean and Pacific countries (ACP) rural and peri-urban areas. The second Energy Facility will also contribute to the fight against climate change by giving priority to renewable energy sources and energy efficiency measures.

A first €100 million call was launched in 2009 and resulted in the selection of 65 projects for funding. A second one is expected to be launched in 2011.

Facility URL www.energyfacilitymonitoring.eu/index.php/en/contact-us
Key activities The ACP-EC EF II Pooling mechanism shall finance two main types of technical assistance activities:
  1. Advanced project preparatory studies for potentially eligible projects relating to e.g. financial and economic analysis, risk sharing, technical design, environmental impact assessment, legal agreements and institutional set-up, tendering procedures, etc. for projects where energy demand, technical feasibility and costs have already been assessed.
  2. Capacity building activities when directly linked to a specific eligible investment project, e.g. institutional development and capacity reinforcement activities to support the improvement of framework conditions and to address the governance and regulatory concerns. Capacity building may cover all aspects related to the provision of energy services, namely investment, operation and maintenance.
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Key data and facts

Hosted by European Commission
Contributors

EU Member States

Year established 2009
Total Capital US$ 200,000,000
Amount committed since established US$ 98,500,000
Amount disbursed since established US$ 98,500,000
Type of finance provided
  • Grant
Capacity for new commitments US$ 100,000,000
Funding Bracket Minimum US$ 200,000 and a maximum US$ 2,500,000
Funding bracket - Current Average Grant size

Eligibility criteria and exclusions

Beneficiaries
  • Private
  • Public
  • Public Private Partnership
Project types
  • Cross-border
  • National
  • Sub-national
Countries
  • Angola
  • Benin
  • Botswana
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Cape Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Comoros
  • Congo-Brazzaville
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Djibouti
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mauritius
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Rwanda
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • Sudan
  • Swaziland
  • São Tomé & Príncipe
  • Tanzania
  • Togo
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
Energy
  • Biomass
  • Energy education/training
  • Energy policy and administrative management
  • Energy research
  • Geothermal energy
  • Hydro-electric power plants
  • Ocean power
  • Power generation/renewable sources
  • Solar energy
  • Wind power
Eligibility exclusions

Countries which did not ratified the revised Cotonou Agreement.

Supported project phases

Enabling environment
  • Capacity building to support projects
  • Consensus building for projects
  • Designing regulatory approaches
  • Project-relevant institutional reforms
Project definition
  • Action planning (TORs, etc.)
  • Identification of desired outputs
  • Identification of project champions
  • Pre-feasibility studies
  • Prioritization vs. other projects
Project feasibility
  • Economic
  • Environmental studies
  • Financial/financial modelling
  • Organizational/administrative
  • Social
  • Technical/engineering
Project structuring
  • Legal structuring
  • Project finance
  • Public/private options assessment
  • Technical/engineering
Transaction support
  • Legal structuring
  • Negotiation
  • Post-signing financial agreements
  • Procurement
  • Project finance
  • Technical/engineering
Post-implementation support
  • Evaluation
  • Monitoring
  • Renegotiation/refinancing

List of Projects

Projects supported since Facility established (Total number) 65
Projects supported reaching financial close since Facility established (Total number) 0

Application process

Application process
Application Documents

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