Small-scale Loans and Grants for Industrial and Commercial Companies


Small-scale energy efficiency and renewable energy projects include simple measures such as the replacement/installation of:

  • Boilers
  • Air conditions
  • Windows, Doors, Insulation
  • Air compressors
  • Infra-Red (IR) gas heaters
  • Solar water heaters
  • Motors
  • Container wastewater treatment systems
  • Irrigation systems
  • Water saving devices

A complete list of equipment is available here (link zu den Liste aus punkt 7). If you have selected equipment that is not on the list you can request our engineers to assess the equipment and the supplier. If successful, the equipment and supplier will be added to our list.

Investments are possible up to USD 300,000 and are eligible for grant incentives up to 15% of the eligible loan amount, as shown in the table below:

Implemented measure(s) Investment Incentive % of loan
Single or combination of measures selected from the KyrSEFF+ List of materials and technologies 10% of eligible costs
Single or combination of measures NOT from the KyrSEFF+ List of materials and technologies 10% of eligible costs
Combined measures from KyrSEFF+ List of materials and technologies where an additional technology was implemented following an assessment and recommendation by the Project Consultants 10% of eligible costs + 5% additional investment incentive = 15%

Who can apply for a Small Scale Business Loan?

Companies or entrepreneurs wishing to benefit from a KyrSEFF+ loan and grant should fulfill the following criteria:

  • At least 51% privately owned
  • Incorporated ad operating under the laws od Kyrgyzstan
  • Creditworthy and commercially viable according to our Partner Banks
  • In compliance with applicable national environmental and heath and safety standards
  • Not engaged in any activities listed in the EBRD’s Environmental Exclusion and Referral List

Large-scale Loans and Grants for Industrial and Commercial Companies


In principle, all industries not engaged in the business of tobacco products, hard alcohol, gambling or arms are eligible for a KyrSEFF+ loan and grant. Here are some examples of sectors where KyrSEFF+ can generate some significant advantages:

  • Food production and processing
  • Tourism
  • Textiles
  • Manufacturing
  • Agriculture

Companies can apply for loans up to USD 2 million for investments in new equipment and technologies that lead

to improved energy and water efficiency. KyrSEFF+ supports these investments with free-of-charge technical assistance that helps applicants verify equipment suitability and provides assurance regarding subsequent energy and water savings.

The KyrSEFF+ team of experienced engineers may also enhance project investments by pointing out additional energy savings opportunities. Financing a project with a KyrSEFF+ loan is made more attractive through grants up to 15% of the loan amount, depending on the energy and water savings achieved.

Implemented measure(s) Evaluation Details Investment Incentive % of loan
Single or combination of measures The PC calculates the ESR of the Sub-project to be more than 20% but less than 30% 10% of eligible costs
Single or combination of measures The PC calculates the ESR of the Sub-project to be more 30% 15% of eligible costs
Single or combination of measures The PC calculates the ESR of the Sub-project to be less than 20% 0%
Renewable Energy Specific annual energy production per 1 USD invested less than 2 kWh electricity or 5 kWh heat 10% eligible costs
Renewable Energy more than 2 kWh electricity or more than 5 kWh heat 15% of eligible costs

Who can Apply for a Large Scale Business Loan?

Companies or entrepreneurs wishing to benefit from a KyrSEFF+ loan and grant should fulfill the following criteria:

  • At least 51% privately owned
  • Incorporated ad operating under the laws od Kyrgyzstan
  • Creditworthy and commercially viable according to our Partner Banks
  • In compliance with applicable national environmental and heath and safety standards
  • Not engaged in any activities listed in the EBRD’s Environmental Exclusion and Referral List (available on our website www.kyrseff.kg)

Typical energy efficiency measures in industrial and commercial applications are:

  • Replacement or modernization of energy- intensive process equipment (furnaces, ovens, dryers, heat treatment equipment, presses, etc.)
  • On-site co-generation of heat and electricity
  • Replacement or rehabilitation of boilers (enhanced controls, economizers, regenerative burners, etc.)
  • Switch from electric heating to fuel based direct heating
  • Process improvements including enhanced controls
  • Rehabilitation of steam distribution systems: improved insulation, Installation of steam traps, increased condensate recovery, etc.
  • Installation of heat recovery
  • Installation of Variable Speed Drives on electric motors
  • Rehabilitation of power distribution systems (e.g. replacement of old or oversized transformers, etc.)
  • Implementation of energy and water saving measures in industrial/ office buildings or hotels (e.g. insulation of walls, roofs and floors, installation of new windows, installation of new heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, installation of high energy efficiency lighting and lighting control, compact waste water treatment, etc.)

Loans for Manufacturers, Suppliers and Installers of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Equipment


IIn order to support the supply side of energy and water efficiency and renewable energy technologies, investment loans of up to USD 1 million are available for suppliers and installers of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies.

The loan should be used for the expansion of production capacity of business operations.

Companies applying for such loan can receive free technical assistance for the project development. However, no other incentives or grants are offered for this type of loan.

Installers or suppliers who feel their materials/products meet our quality and efficiency standards and who would like to be added to the list, should contact KyrSEFF+.

Application Process

For companies and businesses, please complete the Project Application Form for Business Projects. Once you have submit this to one of our Partner Banks or contact our KyrSEFF+ Team.