Energy and Water Sector Reform and Development

Project Summary

The GEF project, which is part of a larger energy and water sector reform and development program, supports climate change Operational Program #6, which promotes the adoption of renewable energy by removing barriers and reducing implementation costs. One GEF-supported component will fund the incremental cost of adding 7.8 MW of grid connected wind capacity to the electricity grid by financing the incremental cost of the technology and the required technical assistance. A second GEF component will stimulate the creation and growth of private sector capacity to supply, install and maintain household PV systems by providing initial equipment subsidies that will decline over a 5 year period and funding the capacity building and initial start-up costs of a PV supply system.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Cabo Verde
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Economic Coordination, National Institute of Energy, National Institute of Water Resource Management, ELECTRA S.A., SEMAP, Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport
GEF Period:
GEF - 1
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
230,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
4,700,000 USD
Co-financing Total
60,070,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
Total Cost 65,000,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
Preparation Grant Approved
30 Mar 1998
Concept Approved
30 Mar 1998
Project Approved for Implementation
13 Apr 1999
Project closed
30 Jun 2004