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Detail of GEF Project #1179

GEF Project ID1179
IBRD PO ID68124
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameEnergy Efficiency Project
CountryUruguay
RegionLatin America and Caribbean
Focal AreaClimate Change
Operational Program5; 6
Pipeline Entry Date1999-10-01
PDF-B Approval Date2001-09-18
Approval Date2003-05-16
CEO Endorsement Date2004-04-02
GEF Agency Approval Date2004-05-13
Project Completion Date2011-12-31
Project StatusProject Completion
Executing AgencyWorld Bank
Executing AgencyWorld Bank
DescriptionThe project will contribute to implement a National Energy Efficiency Program (NEEP) and a Competitive Electricity Supply Program (CESP). The NEEP is aimed at building additional capacity in the agencies of the Government of Uruguay (GOU) in charge of EE policy-making and regulations and in other key stakeholders in the EE market. The CESP is designed to test market-based, cost-effective Demand Side Management (DSM) measures and delivery mechanisms aimed at improving the efficiency of the power supply system, reducing fuel consumption and GHG emissions. The project will aim to: (i) enhance public understanding of the benefits of energy efficiency; (ii) demonstrate selected energy efficiency products, services and delivery arrangements; (iii) prepare and deliver well documented and verifiable information on EE measures to main participants in the energy market (suppliers, consumers, manufacturers and vendors of energy using equipment and appliances, and providers of energy services); and (iv) implement national information programs to support penetration of EE equipment and appliances in the market.
Implementation StatusProject implementation is satisfactory. The project proceeded with a new recruitment process for selecting key staff of project management unit (UGP) and two technical specialists. As soon as UGP is fully staffed, the DNE and UTE will organize the project launch workshop to inform project stakeholders, obtain additional capacity strengthening in financial management and procurement aspects, and to discuss with the Bank procurement actions for the first year of project implementation.
PDF B Amount
340,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
6,875,000 USD
GEF Grant
7,215,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
74,125,000 USD
Project Cost
81,340,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
715,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
6,875,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
14,285,000 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
21,500,000 USD
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