Energy Efficiency Project

Project Summary

The 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.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
World Bank
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
340,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
6,875,000 USD
Co-financing Total
14,285,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
715,000 USD
Total Cost 21,500,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
22 Mar 2004
Preparation Grant Approved
18 Sep 2001
Concept Approved
01 May 2003
Project Approved for Implementation
02 Apr 2004
Project closed
31 Dec 2011