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 Tsumkwe Energy project took place in the Otjozondjupa Region of Namibia from 2008-2012. Tsumkwe is Namibia’s largest off-grid settlement and home to the indigenous minority of Namibia’s San community. The closest electricity grid access point is 300 kilometers away. The settlement is not scheduled for grid electrification within the next 20 years. The objective was to facilitate the supply of electricity through a solar-diesel hybrid energy source.
The project "Facilidad Sur Solar", in the South of the Dominican Republic, is achieving great results by implementing affordable energy services based on renewable energy for lighting, water purification and refrigeration in very poor communities. The beneficiaries are individuals and families at the threshold of extreme poverty and with little access to basic services.
A new call for proposal for fragile states, under the ACP-EU Energy Facility II, was launched at the beginning of 2014. The funding, with a budget of EUR 15 million, is dedicated to fragile states and will help beneficiary partner countries to tackle energy challenges. As a result, 9 new projects have been contracted. Some projects are already under implementation and others are about to be initiated. The projects aim to increase access to energy in rural and peri-urban areas in Mali, Somalia, Burundi and Liberia.