Capacity building in the energy sector of Belize

EU, 2020 - 2024
Contract value: 3,017,500 EUR

The objectives of this Technical Assistance assignment are to increase and improve access to modern, affordable and sustainable energy services for the whole population in the country, triggering widespread benefits including for the poor in rural areas. The purposes of this contract are as follows:

  • The TA will support the Energy Unit of the Ministry of Public Utilities, Energy & Logistics (formerly the Ministry of Public Service, Energy and Public Utilities) to increase its technical and institutional capacities.
  • The TA will advise and assist the Energy Unit and the electricity supplier Belize Electricity Limited (BEL) in the design, implementation and monitoring of operation of mini-grid and off-grid systems for rural electrification.
  • The TA will identify potential sources of renewable energy in Belize and elaborate Terms of Reference for two feasibility studies (for electricity generation connected to the national grid).

The overall outcome of the TA project is that to strengthen the strategic energy planning process and institutional implementation capacities in Belize.



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