Hybrico: Hybrid Energy for Regional Connectivity (IADB-RG-L1122)

  • Latin America and Caribbean
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Nicaragua
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Dec 13, 2017
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  • Communications
  • Energy
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 14.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 18.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IADB website

Updated in EWS Jan 8, 2018

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Project Description
From the IDB: "The project seeks to promote the adoption of an innovative hybrid model for the provision of electrical power services to off-grid or bad-grid sites, that has been designed and is promoted by Hybrico, generating efficiencies and a more stable performance in the operation of telecommunication towers to small urban centers and remote peripheral or rural areas facilitating their connectivity. This model will generate positive environmental impacts by reducing fuel consumption and carbon footprint in the operation of these towers. The project will support Hybrico to pilot this hybrid technology in a set of off-grid and bad-grid telecommunication towers in Nicaragua, Honduras and Guatemala. It is estimated that if the pilot is successful, it could later be scaled up to about 5,000 towers throughout Central America."
Investment Description
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
Financed through the MIF-Small Enterprise Investment Fund. Country financing covers $4 million of project costs.
Contact Information
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