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
3891
Country
Barbados
Implementing Agencies
Inter-American Development Bank
Approval FY
2010
Status
Completed
Region
Small Islands Developing States
Executing Agencies
The Ministry of Finance, Investment and Energy (MFIE)
GEF Period
GEF - 4
Project Type
Medium-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund

Financials

USD
Co-financing Total
11,805,000
GEF Project Grant
1,000,000
GEF Agency Fees
100,000

Timeline

Received by GEF
17 Feb 2009
Concept Approved
30 Mar 2009
Project Approved for Implementation
28 Feb 2010
Project Closed
11 Feb 2015