Program for the Development of Energy Efficiency in Street Lighting Systems in Bolivia. (IADB-BO-L1203)

  • Bolivia
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Specific Location
La Paz, Santa Cruz
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  • Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
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Government of Bolivia
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Investment Type(s)
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Loan Amount (USD)
$ 57.80 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 97.08 million
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Original disclosure @ IADB website

Updated in EWS Jun 15, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Mar 20, 2019

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Project Description
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Support the sustainability of Bolivia's energy matrix to promote energy efficiency and reduce carbon dioxide emissions, by promoting the efficient use of electricity. In addition, the program seeks to reduce the consumption of electricity in the public lighting systems (AP) of cities, through the implementation of energy efficiency measures and the use of modern and more efficient technologies.

Componente Único Eficiencia Energética en Alumbrado Público (US$78 millones). Financiará  (i) bienes, obras y servicios conexos para el reemplazo de luminarias convencionales de AP por luminarias inteligentes y eficientes tipo Light-emitting Diode (LED). El reemplazo de las luminarias permitirá reducir el consumo de electricidad en los sistemas de AP (avenidas, calles y parques) de dos ciudades (La Paz y Santa Cruz); corrección de postes y brazos; instalación de sistema de control remoto para la tele-gestión de luminarias y, la implementación de un plan de manejo de residuos.

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Clasificado como operación que puede causar impactos ambientales negativos localizados y de corto plazo, incluyendo impactos sociales asociados, para los
cuales existen medidas de mitigación. Se espera que el programa produzca un efecto ambiental y social neto positivo en la calidad de vida de los habitantes de las
municipalidades beneficiarias y en las emisiones de CO2. No obstante, el reemplazo de las luminarias generará una cantidad significativa de residuos peligrosos, lo cual se confirmará durante la debida diligencia. Se realiza un Análisis Ambiental y Social y su respectivo Plan de Gestión Ambiental y Social para cada municipalidad, con particular atención al manejo y disposición final de los residuos.

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In partnership with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) MILLION USD 40,00

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