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Facility for Energy Inclusion


Period
2016 - ongoing

Implementing agencies
AfDB - PENP

African partners
Pan-African organisation, Private sector

Names of African partners involved

Donor involvement (incl. IOs)
Multi-donor, Multilaterals involved, Bilaterals involved

Names of donors involved (incl. IOs
SEFA, African Development Bank, NDF, JICA, Calvert Foundation (off-grid) SEFA, African Development Bank, FMO and OeEB (on-Grid)

Geographical scope
Continental

Countries where active
Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde Islands, Central African Republic, Chad Republic, Comoros, Congo, Libya, Dem. Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon Republic, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali Republic, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger Republic, Nigeria, Principe, Rwanda, Senegal Republic, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia Republic, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Western Sahara, Mauritius

Sectors
Renewables, Electricity, Heating and Cooling, Energy Efficiency, Cooking Energy

Sub Sectors (Electricity)
Grid connected generation, Mini-grids, Stand-alone off-grid

Type of intervention
Operative program / delivery mechanism (downstream)

Type of technical assistance
Project preparation / implementation

Gender focus
No

Climate focus
Yes

Type of financing
Debt

Main objectives
The Facility will seek, through a stream-lined platform, to alleviate the barrier of high transaction costs faced by small scale projects and increase the flow of capital to the energy sector. While playing a catalytic role, the Facility will also seek to operate on a commercial basis.

Main activities
Debt financing platform for small-scale projects - off-grid solar, small IPPs and mini-grids – with the objectives of aggregating capital, structuring bankable projects and accelerating their delivery as to increase access to clean energy across Africa while supporting the transition to low-carbon development pathways.

Comments

Sources
https://www.afdb.org/en/projects-and-operations/project-portfolio/p-z1-f00-063/

Contact information
Astrid Manroth a.manroth@afdb.org

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