Deadline: Dec - 31 - 2021
Deadline: Dec - 31 - 2021
The Energy Efficient Lighting and Appliances in East and Southern Africa (EELA) Project invites energy users and energy service providers to submit Expressions of Interest (EoI) for technical and financial support to develop and implement energy efficient lighting and appliances projects in the East African Community (EAC) and Southern African Development Community (SADC) Member State(s).
The first phase of the EoI shall be valid until 31 December 2021
The window is addressed to energy users such as municipalities, industries and other large energy users across all sectors interested in collaborating with energy service providers in addressing energy efficiency barriers through appropriate energy service business models. The EELA facility will support the preparation of energy efficiency business proposals and in engaging with relevant energy service providers.
Co-financing is provided to energy services provider who would have entered into an energy service agreement with an energy user seeking to implement an eligible energy efficiency project. An agreement needs to be in place prior to the application for this funding. The financial support particularly targets the reduction of upfront costs of investment in efficient lighting and appliances hardware and software. The maximum co-financing available from the EELA facility that can be applied for by an energy services provider under this window is 200,000 Euro and maximum 75% of the capital costs of the project.
This window targets manufacturers of energy efficient appliances in SADC and EAC member states requiring upgrading/improving of their production processes/facilities to meet the Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) for lighting, cooling, and other appliances, which are adopted within the EELA program. Eligible applicants can apply for technical and financial assistance support from this window.
The maximum co-financing available from the EELA facility that can be applied for by a manufacturer under this window is 100,000 Euro and up to a maximum 75% of the total costs of the project.
Who can apply?
The following organizations are eligible to apply for technical assistance and co-financing from the EELA Technical Assistance and Co-financing Facility:
How to apply?
All applications are to be submitted through UNIDO using the following e-mail address:
Timeframe for submission of EoI: ongoing
Contracting/due diligence: 12 weeks after commencement of contact negotiations
Implementation duration: maximum 18 months after contract signing with UNIDO
Further information and application forms can be found on the UNIDO website:
All applicants should submit their EOI to the designated mailbox: firstname.lastname@example.org. Any other submissions will not be accepted.