Credit Programme for Energy Efficiency - Internationale Climate Initiative (IKI)
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Credit Programme for Energy Efficiency

As of: January 2022

The project was helping ensure more efficient energy use in energy in China. KfW was offering a long-term credit line of EUR 41.8 million to the Export Import Bank of China (Exim Bank). Exim Bank was using these funds to extend long-term loans to private investors for energy efficient measures. This was meant to promote investments in energy-saving measures in Chinese industrial enterprises, such as retrofitting industrial boilers and furnaces as well as expansion of energy-efficient drive systems. The credit line was be accompanied by advisory services for Exim Bank employees on assessing investment projects in energy efficiency.

State of implementation/results

  • Project completed
  • Total project volume: €41,877,860 (low-interest loans including accompanying measure)
  • Seven financing agreements for refinancing energy efficiency investments concluded
  • Around half of the KfW loans have been implemented
  • Support provided to Exim Bank employees in the ex-ante evaluation of new energy efficiency investment projects
  • Support provided to Exim Bank employees in monitoring ongoing energy efficiency projects.

Project data


Implementing organisation:
KfW Entwicklungsbank

Political partner(s):
  • Ministry of Finance (MOF) - China

Implementing partner(s):
  • Export-Import Bank of China

BMU grant:
4.909.393,23 €

12/2008  till  03/2014

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