The Financing Instruments for Energy Efficiency Cities in Brazil Project aims to unlock private financing for urban energy efficiency projects, by reducing the credit risk and enhancing the technical quality of Efficient Street Lightning (ESL) and Industrial Energy Efficiency (IEE), thus offering the F2E industry financing models.
The Project is supported by a 200 million USD commitment by the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development through funds from the Green Climate Fund (GCF), own CEF resources, private entities debt and equity. The project is being implemented by the national bank, Caixa Economica Federal.
It has two components, being:
i) An Energy Efficiency Facility (syndication of 766MUSD sub-loans and guarantee fund of 225 MUSD) and
ii) Technical assistance component to help increase CEF's capacity to implement the project (10 MUSD investment).