Promoting Sustainable Energy in the Bahamas

Project Summary

The general objective of the this project is to promote and support the development and implementation of sustainable energy sources in the Bahamas providing alternatives to reduce dependency on imported fossil fuels. The specific objectives of this project are: (i) provide technical assistance to the Government of the Bahamas (GoBH) to achieve energy efficiency (EE) in public buildings, the residential sector and commercial sectors, and to implement demonstration projects, in particular the phase-out of incandescent lights by replacing them with Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) and installation of Solar Water Heater (SWH) systems at the residential level; (ii) explore alternatives for renewable energy (RE), and implement pilot projects in RE, in particular a demonstration project for household photovoltaic (PV) systems connected to the grid using net metering devices; (iii) strengthen the energy sector in Bahamas; (iv) support the GoBH with a review of energy legislation, regulatory and policy issues to promote sustainable energy as well as institutional strengthening in the areas EE, RE and WE; and (v) dissemination of findings. GEF resources will be used to finance two pilot/demonstration projects one in RE consisting of the installation of solar photovoltaic generators on buildings (PVB) using net metering devices as well as an EE program via the installation of solar water heaters (SWH) in representative parts of the Bahamas.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
3875
Project Type
Medium-size Project
Status
Completed
Country
Bahamas
Region
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
Inter-American Development Bank
Executing Agencies
MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT OF THE BAHAMAS
GEF Period:
GEF - 4
Approval Fiscal Year:
2009

Project Documents

Financials

Project Preparation Grant Amount
0 USD
GEF Project Grant
1,000,000 USD
Co-financing Total
2,851,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
100,000 USD
Total Cost 3,851,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
27 Jan 2009
Concept Approved
09 Feb 2009
Project Approved for Implementation
02 Oct 2009
Project closed
06 May 2014