Supporting the Zero Fossil Fuels Initiative for Galapagos (IADB-EC-T1414)

  • Ecuador
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Galapagos Islands
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  • Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
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Aug 1, 2019
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  • Energy
  • Technical Cooperation
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 0.50 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 0.50 million
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Original disclosure @ IADB website

Updated in EWS Aug 19, 2019

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Project Description

The project aims to support the elimination of fossil fuel consumption for power generation as part of the national conservancy strategy of the Archipelago. The project will be composed of 3 activities:

Activity 1. A study to identify the most adequate electrical infrastructure for generation in the Galapagos, including a 25-year demand projection and an analysis on the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) of the proposed projects. This study includes investigation of renewable energy potential on major islands.

Activity 2. Energy Efficiency Investment Plan. Identify and prioritize a portfolio of Energy Efficiency projects in the Galapagos Islands, based on the demand projections identified in Component I, for the design of the optimized power generation expansion plan. This component will also finance introduction of efficiency improvement program and regulatory framework.

Activity 3. Knowledge Dissemination: Support the development of a public awareness campaign for the rational use of energy. This activity also includes training program for MERNNR and ElecGalapagos.

Investment Description
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
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