Generation and Delivery of Renewable Energy Based Modern Energy Services in Cuba; the case of Isla de la Juventud

Project Summary

At pipeline entry:Pilot projects for repowering diesel mini-grids with biomass (primarily from citrus fruit) will be conducted on the Isla de la Juventud, followed by replication to the Cuban mainland and the Caribbean region. Other renewable energy sources besides biomass may comprise part of the project.At WP entry: Capacity building measures on a national and local level should create the enabling environment for large private sector involvement into renewable energy supply in Cuba. They are accompanied by the demonstration of business models for renewable energy services and sustainable wood fuel production.Including one demonstration wind project.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Environment Programme
Executing Agencies
UNIDO, GEPROP, Campania Fiduciaria
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
325,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
5,337,000 USD
Co-financing Total
10,704,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
382,000 USD
Total Cost 16,366,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
29 Jun 2001
Preparation Grant Approved
01 Aug 2001
Concept Approved
01 Nov 2003
Project Approved for Implementation
21 Mar 2005
Project closed
01 Dec 2011