Energy Services Delivery

Project Summary

This 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.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Sri Lanka
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
Renewable Energy Fund Management Unit of the Ministry of Finance; Ceylon Electricity Board
GEF Period:
GEF - 1
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
200,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
5,900,000 USD
Co-financing Total
49,400,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
Total Cost 55,500,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
Preparation Grant Approved
01 Apr 1996
Concept Approved
01 Apr 1996
Project Approved for Implementation
09 Feb 1997
Project closed
01 Jul 2003