First Call of ElectriFI launched- Electrification Financing Initiative of the European Union

First round of ElectriFI open until 6th May 2016. An Electrification Financing Initiative of the European Union

The Electrification Financing Initiative, ElectriFI opened its doors on 15 April and interested parties can submit their project proposals through

ElectriFI is an innovative mechanism to unlock, accelerate and leverage investments providing access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy.

The initiative was launched by the European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Mr Neven Mimica, at the 21st Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and was also acknowledged by the G7 Leaders' Declaration.

The implementation of the initial € 75 million allocation to ElectriFI was entrusted to the European Development Finance Institutions led by the Dutch Development Bank.

This first EU contribution to ElectriFI will support investments that can improve the lives of more than six million people living principally in rural, underserved areas, promote rational use of energy for productive uses and social services benefiting the bottom of the pyramid.

For further information

More information on ElectriFI can be found on including the application form. This is the first round of Invitation to submit project proposals for ElectriFI and will be followed by another round in the last quarter of 2016.

More information on the EU development cooperation in sustainable energy.

Information on the European Development Finance Institutions and on the Dutch Development Bank.

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