At a glance

The Access to Energy Fund (AEF) was set up to actively support the creation of sustainable access to energy in developing countries by providing risk bearing funding; equity, subordinated loans, local currency loans and to a limited extent convertible grants. The goal of the fund is to provide access to energy to at least 3 mln people. To reach this goal, EUR 110,9 mln worth of funding has been made available by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Since December 2012, the fund has been focusing solely on Sub–Saharan Africa, specifically targeting affordable, clean and renewable energy solutions, both on-grid and off-grid.