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Detail of GEF Project #575

GEF Project ID575
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameHigh Efficiency Lighting Pilot
RegionLatin America and Caribbean
Focal AreaClimate Change
Operational Program5
Approval Date1991-12-01
GEF Agency Approval Date1994-03-18
Project Completion Date1997-12-31
Project StatusProject Closure
GEF AgencyWorld Bank
Executing AgencyComision Federal de Electricidad (CFE)
DescriptionThe project will reduce greenhouse gas emissions as well as local environmental contamination through the replacement of incandescent bulbs with fluorescent light bulbs in two major markets: Guadalajara and Monterrey. Project will also work to increase institutional capacity for technological change and energy conservation, and strengthen the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) and its capacity to practice demand side management on a sustainable basis.
Implementation StatusProject implementation has been highly satisfactory: activities have been well organized, personnel are well trained and motivated, the CFLs are of high quality and efficiency, and public acceptance has been very positive. All contracts to purchase CFLs with GEF grant funds have been awarded (totaling approximately 1.6 million units). A further bid for 920,000 units took place in 7/97 using funds generated from original sales plus CFE's own funds. Consultants will assist CFE to assess carbon savings based on actual installation and consumer behavior. Project objectives will be met. Sales of CFLs: 2,454,923.
GEF Project Grant
10,000,000 USD
GEF Grant
10,000,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
13,000,000 USD
Project Cost
23,000,000 USD
Project Documents

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