Sustainable Energy Framework for Barbados

Project Summary

Project Objective: The general objective of this project is to promote renewable energy (RE) and energy efficiency (EE) in Barbados, thus reducing the country’s dependency from imported fossil fuels, enhancing security and stability in energy supply, and improving overall environmental sustainability in the country.The specific objectives of this project—related to the respective project Components described below—are: (i) To help the Government of Barbados (GoB) develop a Sustainable Energy Framework (SEF) for Barbados, and achieve institutional strengthening in the areas of RE and EE (see Component 1)(ii) To help the GoB achieve EE in the country’s key sectors, and to implement energy efficiency pilot projects (see Component 2)(iii) To help the GoB identify and promote the most effective alternatives for RE generation, and to implement renewable energy pilot projects (see Component 3) (iv) To ensure wide dissemination of all project activities and results, thus contributing to spreading sustainable energy practices in Barbados (see Component 4).

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Medium-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
Inter-American Development Bank
Executing Agencies
The Ministry of Finance, Investment and Energy (MFIE)
GEF Period:
GEF - 4
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
GEF Project Grant
1,000,000 USD
Co-financing Total
11,805,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
100,000 USD
Total Cost 12,805,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
18 Feb 2009
Concept Approved
31 Mar 2009
Project Approved for Implementation
01 Mar 2010
Project closed
12 Feb 2015