USAID Financing of El Viejo Sugar Mill
Policy measure

“In Central America, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) helped catalyze the first private sale of power generated from previously wasted sugar cane residue. Approximately $100,000 in USAID technical assistance helped to leverage a $2.5 million investment by the [El Veijo] sugar mill”. (UNESCAP, 2000)

No identified implementation measures.
No identified challenges.

According to UNESCAP (2000), the “El Viejo sugar mill in Costa Rica now generates and sells 11 megawatts of power to the country's national utility”.


UNESCAP (United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific), 2000. Promotion of Energy Efficiency in Industry and Financing of Investments. Available at: