Family housewarming in the village of Tash-Dobo

Jakypov’s family improves energy efficiency at home with KyrSEFF’s support
Investor
Zamirbek Jakypov

Location
Tash-Dobo, Kyrgyzstan
 
Investment
Walls, floor, and ceiling insulation, installation of a high-efficiency boiler  

Investment amount US$ 17,195  

Grant Amount US$ 3,152

Energy Saving
37.3 MWh per year
 
CO2 reduction 28.8 tonnes per year    
Homeowners in the regions of Kyrgyzstan are beginning to transform their homes: as they expand their dwellings, they also make them more energy efficient.

Zamirbek Jakypov had rented an apartment for many years. His wish was to get his own spacious house for his family of six. In 2019, Mr. Jakypov purchased a plot in the Tash-Dobo village of Alamudun district and started the construction of his house.

“When we bought the land, we wanted to build the house as fast as possible, to be able to quickly move into our new home”, said Zamirbek Jakypov.

For this purpose, he applied new rapid construction technologies. Within a few months, the main construction works were completed, but the family still needed funds for the insulation of the building. “I have four children and it is important that the house is really warm and economical in terms of heating. After visiting a number of banks, I applied for a KyrSEFF loan,” explained Mr. Jakypov.  

The KyrSEFF loan is amounting to US$ 17,195 allowed Zamirbek Jakypov to conduct the full insulation of his house. He installed energy-efficient windows and a highly efficient boiler and insulated the walls and ceiling. With the US$ 3,152 grant, Mr. Jakypov plans to complete the interior decoration of the house.

KyrSEFF consultants have estimated that as a result of this investment in the insulation of the newly constructed house, energy savings will represent 37.3 MWh per year, and CO2 emissions will be reduced by 28.8 tonnes annually.

The Kyrgyzstan Sustainable Energy Financing Facility (KyrSEFF) was developed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and established in 2013, with a total portfolio of US$ 55 million.

To reward the successful implementation of energy-saving measures through KyrSEFF, beneficiaries receive grants ranging from 10 to 35% from the total investment, and free technical support financed by the European Union (EC-IFCA).

Water efficiency, an important aspect of ecotourism in Kyrgyzstan

For the ethnocultural project “Supara”, reduced environmental impact is as important as monetary savings
Investor LLC “Supara Ethnographic Complex”

Location Chunkurchak, Kyrgyzstan   Investment Installation of a water treatment plant  

Financial results: Payback period of 10 years
  Investment amount US$ 100,000

Grant Amount US$ 15,000

Energy Saving
3.26 MWh/year  

CO2 reduction 0.17 tons/year   Water Saving 20,016 m3/year  
Water is the natural wealth of Kyrgyzstan, which has to be preserved. The Kyrgyzstan Sustainable Energy Financing Facility (KyrSEFF) provides funding for water-saving measures, thus enabling small and medium-sized businesses in Kyrgyzstan to protect the country’s water resources.  

The “Supara” ethnographic complex is a hotel complex located 40 kilometers outside of Bishkek and surrounded by the beautiful mountains of Chunkurchak. This project reflects the cultural traditions of the Kyrgyz people and the life of their ancestors. Only natural materials such as stone, clay, straw, and leather were used for the construction of the hotel suites. In this sense, the project fits into the “ecotourism” movement; therefore, the responsible use of energy resources and water is also an important component of the “Supara” brand.

In September 2019, the hotel, which serves up to 450-500 guests all year round, replaced its wastewater treatment plant thanks to a KyrSEFF loan.

“We were not satisfied with the quality of the previous wastewater treatment plant. It did not provide for optimal water quality at the outlet”, said Belek Mambetov, the Financial Director of “Supara”. “We analyzed the water quality ourselves and found out that it did not meet the state standard. So we decided to replace the plant with a new one, made in Hungary, corresponding to high European quality standards”, he added.   The KyrSEFF team reviewed the project and technology selected by the client, assessing potential energy savings, as well as financial and technical parameters and risks. The investment of US$ 100,000 allows “Supara” to save US$ 12,524 in water savings annually, which corresponds to a payback period of 10 years.  

The new equipment, thanks to a two-stage anaerobic wastewater treatment technology, achieves 95% water purity at the outlet, making it suitable for irrigation. Thus, “Supara” will reduce the consumption of clean water for irrigation by 30%, which amounts to more than 20,000 cubic meters per year.  

“Our guests, both local and foreign, do pay attention to the environmental aspect of their stay at “Supara” because the complex is located in such a beautiful place. It is important for all of us to keep the surrounding nature clean”, said Mambetov.   The successful implementation of the project to improve resource efficiency has allowed “Supara” to receive an additional grant from the European Union, amounting to 15% of the loan.

The Kyrgyzstan Sustainable Energy Financing Facility (KyrSEFF) was developed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and established in 2013, with a total portfolio of US$ 55 million. To reward the successful implementation of energy-saving measures through KyrSEFF, beneficiaries receive grants ranging from 10 to 35% from the total investment, and free technical support financed by the European Union (EC-IFCA).  

Energy-saving measures in sewing shop help workers focus on productivity

Energy savings in buildings will not only reduce the company’s costs, but also improve working conditions for employees.
Investor Makhabat Matayeva   
Location Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan   Investment Insulation of the whole building  

Financial results Payback of 5 years
  Investment amount US$ 14,323

Grant Amount US$ 2,861

Energy Saving 56.41 MWh per year
 
CO2 reduction 41.84 tonnes per year  
The Kyrgyzstan Sustainable Energy Financing Facility (KyrSEFF) helped a small sewing shop gain a foothold in the garment industry by increasing its energy savings and improving working conditions.

Makhabat Matayeva owns a sewing shop in Bishkek, which employs more than 30 people. The production is mostly exported to Russia and Kazakhstan. Against the background of growing demand and competition, the entrepreneur realized that it is necessary to increase production capacities, with an emphasis on energy saving.  

For more than ten years, Mrs. Matayeva rented premises for the workshop. This meant additional costs and extra effort to ensure a comfortable working environment for her employees.  In 2019, Mrs. Matayeva learned about KyrSEFF and decided to invest in the energy-efficient renovation of her own premises to be turned into a workshop.  

Cooperation between Makhabat Matayeva and KyrSEFF started with a consultation on available modern green technologies and the evaluation of her project. Based on these consultations, the KyrSEFF engineers recommended carrying out insulation of the whole building in order to achieve maximum benefits from energy-saving. This included thermal insulation of the walls, floor, and ceiling, as well as the installation of energy-efficient windows and a high-efficiency gas boiler.

Makhabat Matayeva received a US$ 14,323 loan for energy-saving measures from Optima Bank, one of KyrSEFF partner banks. This investment, which has a payback period of 5 years, is expected to save 56.41 MWh of energy annually, and reduce CO2 emissions by 56.41 tonnes per year. For the successful implementation of resource-saving measures, the sewing shop will receive a grant of US$ 2,861 from the European Union.

“Due to premises being rented, we often had to focus on solving household problems, such as providing heat or lighting for employees, instead of producing and expanding the range of clothing, and increasing the customer base. We were anxious that the landlords might unexpectedly terminate the contract. Now that we moved into our new warm and bright building, the workers are very happy and can focus on work. We also plan to create recreation areas for them in the future,” said Makhabat Matayeva.

This is just one example among more than 175 enterprises and organizations that have benefited from KyrSEFF’s support in the Kyrgyz Republic.

The Kyrgyzstan Sustainable Energy Financing Facility (KyrSEFF) was developed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and established in 2013, with a total portfolio of US$ 55 million. To reward the successful implementation of energy-saving measures through KyrSEFF, beneficiaries receive grants ranging from 10 to 35% from the total investment, and free technical support financed by the European Union (EC-IFCA).  

The first big logistical centre in Bishkek, built with energy efficient technologies


Better energy efficiency improves the competitiveness of the company

Investor LLC Smart Logistic

Location Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Investment Walls and floor insulation

Financial results Payback of 9 years

Investment amount US$ 466,935  

Grant Amount US$ 70,040

Energy Saving
397 MWh per year

CO2 reduction 20.58 tonnes per year
KyrSEFF creates conditions for increasing trade turnover between Kyrgyzstan and countries of near and far abroad.  

Smart Logistiс LLC has been present in the Kyrgyz logistics market for over 11 years. The company owns more than 10,000 m² of warehouse area, which they lease to other companies for the storage of various goods.   Due to the increased demand for reliable and safe warehouses in Bishkek, the company’s management decided to expand the warehouse to old Soviet-style buildings, which used to be a confectionery factory. The building needed complete reconstruction to meet high international standards for storage conditions of goods, as well as with regard to energy resources use.  
In 2018, the company approached KyrSEFF for a loan and for consultation services. KyrSEFF’s engineers and financial experts analyzed the planned investments, focusing on the energy saving potential, technical and financial parameters, and environmental aspects. The partner bank, KICB, then approved the project plan for the modernisation of the building.

KyrSEFF consultants have estimated that as a result of the $467,000 investment in the renovation project of the old building, the new logistics center will save 452.5 MWh of energy and reduce CO2 emissions by 20.58 tonnes annually. The total energy savings will amount to US$ 9,731 per year.

As a reward for the successful implementation of resource-saving measures, Smart Logistics will receive a grant of US$ 70,040 from the European Union.
“Thanks to the KyrSEFF loan and the related investments, we can provide a full range of third party logistics services: delivery, targeted storage, and warehousing to supply chain management”, said Aliakper Gabibov, CEO of Smart Logistics.

Today, the 8,000 m² warehouse is fully computerized and needs to be serviced by no more than 50 people. The room has 5 sections for storing goods of different sizes, as well as a mezzanine room for the safe storage of pharmaceutical products and small valuable objects. The company has the opportunity to receive goods by railroad tracks, and unload 8 trucks at the same time.

The Kyrgyzstan Sustainable Energy Financing Facility (KyrSEFF) was developed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and established in 2013, with a total portfolio of US$ 55 million. To reward the successful implementation of energy saving measures through KyrSEFF, beneficiaries receive grants ranging from 10 to 35% from the total investment, and free technical support financed by the European Union (EC-IFCA).