US Africa Clean Energy Finance (US-ACEF) Initiative

Category: Finance
Sub-Category: Project Preparation
Users: Project Developers, U.S. Companies
Donors: United States Department of State (DOS), United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA)
Donor Countries: United States of America

Early-stage support (project preparation stage up to bankability) for project development activities including engineering, environmental, legal and consulting costs

Locations: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Comoros, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia
On- or Off-Grid: Both

US-ACEF eligible countries, of which there are 42 in Africa. See list:


Must qualify as a “Clean Energy Investment” and meet specific USTDA criteria, as well as reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Contact information:
Last updated: February 21, 2018

Last updated: July 02, 2020