Electronica Finance Limited (DFC-2021-ELECTRONICAFIN)

Regions
  • South Asia
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Countries
  • India
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Active
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
C
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Borrower
Electronica Finance Limited, cKers Finance Private Limited
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
Sectors
  • Climate and Environment
  • Energy
  • Finance
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 12.50 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Loan Amount (USD)
$ 12.50 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 41.66 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ DFC website

Updated in EWS May 8, 2022


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Project Description
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According to DFC documents, the proposed investment is a multiparty loan portfolio guaranty intended to strengthen each guaranteed party’s ability to provide loans to micro, small and medium enterprises, residential consumers, or low-income community-based organizations in India that are investing in or providing distributed renewable energy generation solutions, such as rooftop solar solutions, with the ultimate goal of reducing carbon emissions, thereby creating a positive impact on the environment.

The objectives of the project are to support deployment of off-grid solutions in India largely for rooftop solar systems. It also seeks to support India's renewable energy targets of 175 GW of installed renewable capacity by 2022 which includes a target of 100 GW of solar power. Out of the total installed capacity for solar power 40 GW will be met with off-grid, solar solutions. These goals will be met through direct lending to businesses, as well as to providers of solar solutions.

In addition, this transaction is consistent with the goals outlined in the USAID Country Development Cooperation Strategy for India, which calls for use of renewable energy as a means to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase the energy capacity.

The Project has been reviewed against DFC’s 2020 Environmental and Social Policies and Procedures manual (“ESPP”) and has been determined to be categorically eligible. DFC loan portfolio guaranties for the expansion of lending to micro, small, and medium enterprises are screened as a Category C for environmental and social assessment. These downstream investments are expected to result in minimal adverse environmental and social impacts.

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