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 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 PAMENU project financed under Energy Facility I reached out to many people. The project aimed at reducing poverty and improving the quality of life for people living in rural areas of Northern Uganda, by providing energy services to rural households, social institutions (schools, health centers, prisons, etc.) and small and medium enterprises in the targeted areas.
This project intends to promote the oil tree Jatropha curcas as a renewable and decentralized source of biofuel for cooking and lighting to small-scale farming communities in Malindi and Magarini Districts in Kenya. The oil tree Jatropha curcas is a small tree resistant to a high degree of aridity that allows it to grow in almost any terrain even sandy and saline soils. The seeds contain an average of 34.5% oil that can be processed to produce high quality biofuel.