Welcome to the CCREEE Project Preparation Facility Application Portal!
The Project Preparation Facility (PPF) is currently accepting applications for private and public sector project support on a rolling basis.
Having formally launched on November 25th, 2020, the PPF is now fully operationalized, accepting applications from both public and private sector projects.
The Caribbean region is endowed with a wide variety of renewable resources and potential to generate clean energy. However, these resources are currently underexploited. Although investment in sustainable energy infrastructure and technologies in the region is growing, the stunted growth hinders the achievement of regional and national targets and goals.
In the Caribbean energy sector, successful project preparation is fraught with challenges across both the public and private sectors. In order for Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States to meet international, regional and national energy targets, renewable energy and energy efficiency projects must be successfully developed and implemented. While there is a plethora of project plans currently in the region, there is a disconnect between the sustainable energy projects being conceptualized and the volume of untapped capital available.
The Project Preparation Facility (PPF) therefore bridges this gap by addressing the technical barriers impacting the development of sustainable energy projects in the region. The PPF provides CARICOM Member States with project development support through advisory services, technical assistance and project developer-financier match–making. Our PPF services, tailored to meet the needs of project developers, project investors, financers, financial institutions and the public sector include:
Project investors can also benefit from financier networking, deal flow management, and due diligence facilitation services.
The PPF accepts sustainable energy projects that are located in at least one of the CARICOM Member States. The PPF is designed to support both private and public sector actors, however, private sector applicants must fall within the following types of private sector organizations:
The PPF supports a wide range of projects across the project development cycle from pre-feasibility to financial close.
Early stage projects with a concept note detailing preliminary assessment which illustrates the project’s potential viability. Further analysis is needed to confirm the technical and financial viability of the project.
Projects at this stage require finalized technical design, economic modelling and impact assessments given the project’s chosen site, technology, and subsequently promising pre-feasibility study.
Late stage projects with a complete business plan and financial model in need of licenses and permits, power purchase agreements, EPC documentation, and/or financier matchmaking.
To be eligible for support, projects must demonstrate economic viability and sustainability as well as the potential for significant impact in areas such as energy access, energy security, socio-economic development, social inclusion and gender equality.
The PPF services cover a broad range of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. Hybrid energy solutions which include a reasonable proportion of renewable energy are also eligible to the PPF. Systems may utilize either distributed or off-grid energy generation through:
Energy efficiency solutions applicable include:
The PPF also welcomes projects which provide sustainable energy solutions in the key nexus areas of water, health, food and agriculture, e-mobility, and the productive use of clean energy.
All applications to the Project Preparation Facility are to be made online through the CCREEE’s PPF Application Portal hosted by Climate Invest. The online application consists of an application form and two mandatory project documents:
Although non-mandatory at this time, applicants are encouraged to include a financial model or preliminary assessment of a project’s economic viability.
To access the CCREEE PPF Application Portal, register and create an account by clicking the button below.
If you have already registered, you may log in to the CCREEE PPF Application Portal below.
For additional information on the PPF and the services we offer, refer to our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), review our Submission Checklist, have a look at our Guidance Manual or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
One critical challenge facing SMEs in the thrust to invest in sustainable energy solutions is the lack of access to financing. To strengthen access to finance for SMEs, the CARICOM Development Fund (CDF) established the Credit Risk Abatement Facility (CRAF), which seeks to provide an incentive for financial institutions to provide additional lending to SMEs for sustainable energy initiatives in CARICOM. The CRAF also seeks to address the the lack of financier knowledge relating to sustainable technologies, which leads to an unwillingness to fund such projects. The CRAF was launched jointly with the Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE’s) Project Preparation Facility (PPF) in November 2020.The CRAF aims to incentivize additional lending from local financing institutions for renewable energy and energy efficiency interventions in CDF Member States. CRAF seeks to support lending with a focus on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in all productive sectors.
To learn more about how the PPF and the CRAF work together to accelerate sustainable energy project development and financing support, review the PPF-CRAF Factsheet and, to access financing support from the Credit Risk Abatement Facility, click their logo below.
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