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Detail of GEF Project #104

GEF Project ID104
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameEnergy Services Delivery
CountrySri Lanka
RegionAsia and the Pacific
Focal AreaClimate Change
Operational Program6; 5
PDF-B Approval Date1996-04-01
Approval Date1996-04-01
CEO Endorsement Date1997-02-10
GEF Agency Approval Date1997-03-18
Project Completion Date2002-12-31
Project StatusProject Closure
GEF AgencyWorld Bank
Executing AgencyRenewable Energy Fund Management Unit of the Ministry of Finance; Ceylon Electricity Board
DescriptionThis project will encourage participation of the private sector, NGOs and cooperatives in the provision grid and off-grid energy services, and strengthen the public and private institutional capacity to deliver energy services through renewable energy technologies and demand-side management (DSM). Its specific components will be (a) a private sector renewable energy fund to support pre-grid, PV electrification, mini-hydro schemes and other renewable energy sources; (b) a pilot grid-connected wind farm (3MW); and (c) technical assistance for the use of renewable energy in residential and commercial sectors, for the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) to prepare a DSM action plan and a National Renewable Energy Strategy, for CEB to facilitate small private power investments and pre-electrification, and for management of the renewable energy fund.
Implementation StatusThe project concluded on December 31, 2002 and rated very satisfactory. Achievements are: (I) Credit Program: establishment of (a) 15 mini-hydro projects, totaling about 28.2 MW (against planned 21MW) (b) over 18,000 solar units (against 13,500 proposed); (c) over 30 village hydro projects of aggregate capacity of 231kw catering to about 1,000 households under implementation. (II) Wind-Farm (a) The 3 MW wind-farm continues to operate satisfactorily; (III) Technical Assistance: (a) Capacity building activities at pre-electrification unit and DSM branch; and (b) Energy Efficiency Building Codes finalized. The Implementation Completion Report completed in the second half of FY03. The report provides an assessment of the impact of the project. A follow-up project is under implementation.
PDF B Amount
200,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
7,300,000 USD
GEF Grant
7,500,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
49,400,000 USD
Project Cost
56,900,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
5,900,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
49,400,000 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
55,500,000 USD
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