Integrated Energy Services for Small Localities of Rural Mexico

Project Summary

Strategic ObjectiveThe proposed GEF project aims to facilitate the release of decentralized public funds and attract private financing to support demonstration and development of renewable energy based projects for rural electrification that include productive uses and social services.Specific Project ObjectivesThe key objectives of the project are the following:·Increase access to public resources and attract private investment. The objective is to implement the appropriate institutional, legal and regulatory platform and the financing facility, to unlock available public resources that although earmarked for the development of social infrastructure they are barely spent in rural electrification projects. The project will also seek to engage the private sector in the market development of renewable energy based projects for rural electrification including productive uses and social services.·Demonstrate renewable energy based projects for rural electrification and productive uses / social services. The project will focus on demonstrating decentralized mini-grids and mainly wind based and mini-hydro technology. A first phase will target a total of 50,000 households.·Capacity building for the development and financing of rural electrification projects. Build the capacity of State and Municipal entities to allocate decentralized public resources efficiently and understand most cost-effective and sustainable energy service solutions. The project will also promote the participation of non-governmental stakeholders including the private sector in different segments of the service delivery cycle.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Project Approved
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Energy (SENER)
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
350,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
15,000,000 USD
Co-financing Total
84,515,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
1,535,000 USD
Total Cost 99,865,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
06 Oct 2004
Preparation Grant Approved
17 Mar 2005
Concept Approved
01 Feb 2006
Project Approved for Implementation
06 Nov 2007
Project closed
30 Apr 2015