Street Lighting Retrofitting (CDB-2016-STREETLIGHT)

  • St. Kitts and Nevis
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Caribbean Development Bank (CDB)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Dec 1, 2016
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Government of St. Kitts and Nevis
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  • Energy
  • Infrastructure
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Loan Amount (USD)
$ 2.22 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 6.41 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ CDB website

Updated in EWS Jun 22, 2023

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Project Description
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As stated by the CDB, the project will reduce street and flood lighting energy consumption and associated greenhouse gas emissions in St. Kitts and Nevis; and enhance the capacity of the St. Kitts Electricity Company Ltd. and the Nevis Electricity Company Ltd. in climate change adaptation planning.

Investment Description
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According to the CDB's disclosure, the European Investment Bank is co-financing the project through its European Investment Bank-Climate Action Line of Credit (EIB CALC) with an amount of USD 3.57 million, and the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis with USD 617,000.

Private Actors Description
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As stated on the company's website, the St. Kitts Electricity Company Limited (SKELEC), is a public utility that provides electric power generation, as well as transmission and distribution services to St. Kitts. SKELEC transitioned from a government department on August 1, 2011 acquiring the operations and assets of the St. Kitts Electricity Department.

The Nevis Electricity Company Limited is the sole provider of electricity on the island of Nevis. The company, which opened its doors on September 1, 2000, is a fully owned subsidiary of the Nevis Island Administration. NEVLEC began its operation with the aim of providing quality electricity service to the island of Nevis. Since then, we have grown tremendously in power generation, transmission and distribution, and in the level of service we provide to our customers.

Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - Nevis Electricity Company Limited Contractor Energy
- - - - St. Kitts Electricity Company Limited Contractor Energy

Contact Information
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CDB Team Leaders:

Mr. Daniel Best - Director, Projects Department 
Phone: +246 431-1710

Ms. Merlyn P. Combie - Division Chief (Ag.), Economic Infrastructure Division
Phone: +246 431-1659

Executing Agency - St. Kitts Electricity Company Limited:

Address: P O Box 245, Central Street, Basseterre, St. Kitts
Phone: +869-465-2000/ 466-7102/ 7180 
Fax: +

Implementing Agency - Nevis Electricity Company Limited:

Address: Horsford's Business Complex, P.O. Box 852, Long Point, Nevis W.I
Phone: +869 469-7243 | +869 469-7245
Fax: +869 469-7249


Complaints about suspected fraud and/or corruption may be submitted to the Office of Integrity, Compliance and Accountability. Allegations may be made by a variety of sources including staff, consultants, contractors, and other persons who may consider themselves participants in, witness to or victims of wrongdoing.

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