National Program to Ensure Sustainable and Efficient Energy Supply, Phase II (IADB-CO-L1237)

  • Colombia
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Financial Institutions
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
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Voting Date
Apr 24, 2019
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Government of Colombia
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  • Energy
  • Law and Government
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 600.00 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)
$ 600.00 million
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Original disclosure @ IADB website

Updated in EWS Jun 10, 2019

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Project Description
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The general objective is to contribute to the sustainability of Colombia's energy sector through policy reforms that will ensure the efficient supply of electric power in the National Interconnected System (the national grid) and the non-interconnected zones, to reduce the sector's vulnerability to the effects of climate change and increase access to electric power. The specific objectives are to: (i) ensure a macroeconomic setting consistent with the program's objectives; (ii) help guarantee energy supply from the national grid by diversifying the energy matrix with non conventional renewable energy sources and increasing international trade in energy, while establishing measures to increase and guarantee the supply of natural gas for power generation, to manage energy demand, and to optimize the functioning of the wholesale energy market; and (iii) promote access to energy in the non-interconnected zones through the use of non conventional renewable energy sources.This operation is the second of two consecutive independent but technically linked loan operations being financed under the programmatic policy-based loan modality.

The two components of the project are:

Component I. Macroeconomic stability. The objective of this component is tomaintain a macroeconomic setting consistent with the program’s objectives, asestablished in the Policy Matrix and the Sector Policy Letter.

Component II. Support for the reliability of power supply from the national grid. The objective of this component is to help ensure a reliable, efficient, and sustainable power supply by: (i) diversifying the energy matrix with NCRE and increasing international energy exchanges; (ii) strengthening the functioning of the wholesale energy market with measures to increase and ensure a reliable supply of natural gas for electricity generation and to manage demand; and (iii) strengthening the gender focus in the sector. This component’s measures and actions are aligned with the government’s strategy to diversify the energy matrix with NCRE, ensure the grid’s reliability by strengthening internationalinterconnections, and launch policies and projects that guarantee the reliability of natural gas supply for the power sector, implementation of demand management measures, and strengthening and modernization of the regulatory framework for the wholesale energy market.

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