Energy Efficiency Measures and Solar Photovoltaic (CDB-2017-EEMSOLAR)

  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Caribbean Development Bank (CDB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Voting Date
May 1, 2017
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. Vincent and the Grenadines
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Energy
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Loan Amount (USD)
$ 4.20 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)
$ 6.03 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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According to the CDB, the project will reduce the consumption of fossil fuel-generated electricity through energy efficiency measures and renewable energy substitution, resulting in lower greenhouse gas emissions in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Investment Description
Here you can find a list of individual development financial institutions that finance the project.
Private Actors Description
A Private Actor is a non-governmental body or entity that is the borrower or client of a development project, which can include corporations, private equity and banks. This describes the private actors and their roles in relation to the project, when private actor information is disclosed or has been further researched.

As stated on the companies' websites:

The formation of St. Vincent Electricity Services Limited (VINLEC) in 1961 set the pace for the development of the electricity sector in the country. During the early 1970’s the government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines acquired 49% shares, while 51% remained with the CDC. The operations were further streamlined with the enactment of the Electricity Supply Act of 1973. On July 1st 1985, VINLEC became a state owned entity, when the government acquired the remaining 51% shares of the Company.

Argyle International Airport is the newest gateway to St. Vincent & the Grenadines and the newest International Airport in the Eastern Caribbean following the commencement of Operations in February 2017.It will be in charge of the operation and maintainance of the solar PV plant.

According to Bloomberg, Ozz Electric Inc. operates as an electrical contracting company. The Company offers design build, wiring and electrical installation, power installation, fire alarm installation, advisory, temporary electrical systems, building management systems, lighting control systems, and data communication and network systems. Ozz Electric serves customers in Canada.
It will be in charge of the construction works for the project.

Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - Argyle International Airport Inc. Contractor Transport
- - - - OZZ Electric Inc. Contractor Energy
- - - - St. Vincent Electricity Services Limited Client Energy

Contact Information
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CDB Team Leaders:

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

L. O’Reilly Lewis - Division Chief, Economic Infrastructure Division

Executing Agency - St. Vincent Electricity Services Limited:

Address: Paul's Ave, Kingstown, St Vincent & the Grenadines
Phone: +
784 456-2436

Contractors -

OZZ Electric Inc.:

Phone: +1 416-637-7237

Argyle International Airport Inc.:

Address: Argyle Gardens, P.O. Box 2312, Kingstown, St. Vincent & the Grenadines
Phone: +784 456-5555


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