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Category: Finance
Sub-Category: Debt Finance
User: Private Sector
Donors: European Union (EU), United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Donor Countries: European Union, United States of America

ElectriFI was created as a financing scheme to bridge the gaps in structuring and financing, thus stimulating the private sector, and mobilizing financiers in the sector of energy development cooperation. It is a fund for renewable energy investments and energy efficiency with a focus on rural electrification. ElectriFI contribution per project is between EUR 0.5M and EUR 10.0 million (or equivalent local currency). Support can be made available in the forms, including, debt, quasi-equity and equity. ElectriFI provides financial support primarily through risk capital. It does not provide grant funding, concessional loans or other low-cost capital.

Locations: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, eSwatini
On- or Off-Grid: Both



Ticket sizes between €0.5 and €10 million, early projects or pilot phase, own capital is expected to be in the scale of 15-50%

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Last updated: August 12, 2020

Last updated: November 27, 2022