SEDAS Phase II (EBRD-47451)

  • Turkey
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
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."
Voting Date
May 4, 2016
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Akcez Group
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Energy
  • Finance
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Investment Type(s)
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 162.50 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)
$ 205.70 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 @ EBRD website

Updated in EWS Aug 11, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Oct 15, 2015

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Project Description
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This project finances support to Akcez Group which will allow the company to complete a series of network renewal and capacity increasing investments in the 2015-2020 period in order to connect new customers to their electricity network, to terminate the under-voltage and power scarcity, and to decrease the technical losses.
Investment Description
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This project consists of a senior secured A/B loan to Akcez Group consisting of three entities, Akcez Enerji Yatirimlari Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S., which owns Sakarya Elektrik Dagitim A.S., the electricity distribution company and Sakarya Elektrik Perakende Satis A.S., the electricity retail company. The three companies will act as co-borrowers. Sakarya Elektrik Dagitim A.S. was among the first electricity distribution companies to be privatized in Turkey and is one of the few electricity distribution companies in Turkey benefiting from the presence of a foreign sponsor, CEZ, a major energy sector player active in the region. Sakarya Elektrik Dagitim A.S. holds exclusive rights for electricity distribution in its region in northwest Turkey. Retail and distribution activities were unbundled in 2013 and the retail activities were transferred to Sakarya Elektrik Perakende Satis A.S. Since its incorporation in January 2013, Sakarya Elektrik Perakende Satis A.S. provides consumer services as the retail supplier to customers subject to regulation (national tariff and last resource) in Sakarya Elektrik Dagitim A.S. region and eligible customers both in Sakarya Elektrik Dagitim A.S. region and other regions of Turkey by making bilateral agreements. Sakarya Elektrik Dagitim A.S. and Sakarya Elektrik Perakende Satis A.S. are fully owned by Akcez which is owned 50% by CEZ a.s., and 50% by Akkok Sanayi Yatirim Ve Ulastirma A.S.

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