Sixth Power Project (CDB-2013-POWERBELIZEVI)

  • Belize
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Belcogen, Corozal, Orange Walk
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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, 2013
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.
Belize Electricity Limited
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Energy
  • Infrastructure
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 15.21 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 improve the reliability of Belize’s sub-transmission and distribution systems, delivering quality power supply to customers in an efficient manner, with sufficient capacity that caters to increased projected demand for electricity in four major load centres across the country to 2030.

Investment Description
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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:

Belize Electricity Limited is the primary distributor of electricity in Belize, Central America. Aggregate energy sold in 2019 was 588.4 gigawatt hours. The Company served a customer base of over 100,000 accounts with peak power demand of approximately 105.6 megawatts during the year.

For more than 20 years APS Power Solutions has been dedicated to providing products and services for developing, improving and maintaining the electrical infrastructures in South America, Central America and the Caribbean. Our core competencies are focused in the Generation, Transmission, and Distribution segment of the electrical utility, industrial, and commercial market.

ABB's Electrification business offers a wide-ranging portfolio of products, digital solutions and services, from substation to socket, enabling safe, smart and sustainable electrification. Offerings encompass digital and connected innovations for low- and medium-voltage, including EV infrastructure, solar inverters, modular substations, distribution automation, power protection, wiring accessories, switchgear, enclosures, cabling, sensing and control.

The relocation of the Power Switch Division of Siemens Energy & Automation from Portland, Oregon to Jackson, Mississippi gave three former Siemens employees the impetus to begin a new switch corporation.  The switch company, headed by Art Crino, P.E., was founded upon their stringent criteria; build a superior product and support it with superior customer service.  Pacific Air Switch Corporation, PASCOR, was thus founded in the fall of 1988.

As stated by Bloomberg, Advanced Control Systems Inc a provider of smart grid solutions to the electric industry. The Company supplies an integrated real-time distribution and outage management system and establish standards-based advanced automation solutions. Advanced Control Systems serves customers in the United States.

Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - ABB Group Parent Company Energy
- - - - Advanced Control Systems Inc. Contractor Energy
- - - - APS Power Solutions LLC Contractor Energy
- - - - Belize Electricity Limited Client Energy
- - - - Pacific Air Switch Corporation (PASCOR) Contractor Energy

Contact Information
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Borrower - Belize Electricity Limited:

Address: 2 1/2 Miles Philip Goldson Highway, P.O.Box 327, Belize City, Belize
+501 2270954

Contractors -

APS Power Solutions LLC:

Address: 319 Vann Drive St., E196 Jackson, TN 38305, USA
Phone: +1 731-891-1139

Pacific Air Switch Corporation (PASCOR):

Address: 2615 23rd Avenue, Forest Grove, Oregon 97116, United States
Phone: +1(503) 359-3939

Advanced Control Systems Inc.:

Address: 2540 East Franklin Road, Meridian, ID 83642, USA
Phone: +12083625858

ABB Group:

Colombia: +57 601 508 6855
Panama: +507 836 5605
Email -
Addresses -
Colombia: Avenida Carrera 45 No. 108-27, Torre 1, Piso 12, Centro Empresarial Paralelo 108 (Autopista Norte), Bogotá D.C., Colombia
Panama: International Business Park, Blvd., Panamá Pacífico, Edificio 3855, Piso 6


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