Partial Risk Sharing Facility in Energy Efficiency

Last updated: 27 September 2019

A GEF funded project implemented by the World Bank, Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) and Energy Efficiency Services Limited.  The objective of the Partial Risk Sharing Facility for Energy Efficiency (PRSF) Project is to assist in achieving energy savings with mobilization of commercial finance and participation of energy service companies. This project consists of two components. The first component supports establishing and operating the Facility to provide Sub-Guarantees to Sub-Financiers and developing energy efficiency markets through end-to-end solutions and measurement and verification (M&V) activities. The partial risk sharing facility for energy efficiency is managed by Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI), funded from a Global Environment Facility (GEF) contribution and backstopped by a Clean Technology Fund (CTF) Guarantee, in the form of contingent finance. Component two supports technical assistance, capacity building, and operations support comprising, among other things, the following activities:

i. Carrying out market development, Project management, awareness building, and outreach to beneficiaries and stakeholders.

ii. Undertaking legal due diligence and dispute resolution involving Sub-Projects.

iii. Developing and maintaining the Facility? website and online presence; a management information system; and other reporting systems.

iv. Developing standard appraisal and transaction documents, reporting templates, energy efficient guidelines, strengthening Project report generation, capacity building and training, and online support.

v. Providing technical assistance and capacity building for Participating Financial Institutions, Energy Service Companies, and Beneficiaries. The above two components are designed to strengthen the market-driven energy efficiency ecosystem conditions necessary for addressing EE market barriers and development objectives identified in Section II.

The Project has a total outlay of USD 43 million consisting of the “Risk Sharing Facility for Energy Efficiency” component of USD 37 million and technical assistance component of USD 6 million.

The entire “Risk Sharing Facility” component of USD 37 million is managed by SIDBI, under which partial credit guarantees are provided to cover a share of default risk faced by Participating Financial Institutions (PFI) in extending loans to eligible EE projects implemented through ESCOs.

The technical assistance component of USD 6 million are managed by SIDBI and EESL, under which capacity building activities and other developmental/operational support for the project are provided.

GEF funding: 18,000,000 USD

Cofinancing: 152,000,000 USD

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