Brussels, 15 April 2016 - The Electrification Financing Initiative, ElectriFI opens its doors on 15 April and interested parties can
submit their project proposals through

ElectriFI is an innovative mechanism to unlock, accelerate and leverage investments providing access
to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy.

The initiative was launched by the European Commissioner for International Cooperation and
Development, Mr Neven Mimica, at the 21st Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework
Convention on Climate Change and was also acknowledged by the G7 Leaders' Declaration.

The implementation of the initial € 75 million allocation to ElectriFI was entrusted to the European
Development Finance Institutions led by FMO, the Dutch development bank.

This first EU contribution to ElectriFI will support investments that can improve the lives of more than
six million people living principally in rural, underserved areas, promote rational use of energy for
productive uses and social services benefiting the bottom of the pyramid.

For further information

More information on ElectriFI can be found on including the application form. This is
the first round of Invitation to submit project proposals for ElectriFI and will be followed by another
round in the last quarter of 2016.

More information on the EU development cooperation in sustainable energy.

Information on the European Development Finance Institutions and on FMO, the Dutch development


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