Origo 2022 (IFC-47607)

  • Brazil
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
States of Goiás, Mato Grosso, Minas Gerais, Paraíba, Pernambuco, and Tocantins
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Financial Institutions
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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  • Energy
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 24.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 41.20 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Jun 26, 2023

Disclosed by Bank Jun 20, 2023

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Project Description
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 IFC proposes to arrange a debt package to a wholly owned subsidiary (the Borrower) of Órigo Energia (“Origo”, the “Company” or the “Sponsor”) to finance the construction of solar distributed generation (DG) assets for 50 MWac of capacity with total project cost of BRL[352] million (US$[66] million) in Brazil (the “Project”). The proposed investment consists of (i) an IFC A Loan of BRL[126] million (US$[24] million) through IFC’s evergreen BRL pool, (ii) a Subordinated Loan of BRL [92] million (US$[17.2] million) through Blended Finance participation. The proposed tenor is up to [10] years door-to-door from signing, including (i) a [1.5]-year grace period from loan commitment, and (ii) up to [8.5] years of operations.Origo is a leading solar power Distributed Generation (DG) company in Brazil, serving more than 75,000 SMEs and residential customers with assets in operation of over 272 MWp. The Project will develop 20 additional units of solar photovoltaic (PV) plant (each up to 2.5 MWac and with maximum surface area of 20 ha) across six states (Goiás, Mato Grosso, Minas Gerais, Paraíba, Pernambuco, and Tocantins) in Brazil. The Company performs engineering and procurement directly and will hire a third-party construction contractor through its relationship network of about 50 local construction companies where it operates.The distribution lines (maximum 10 km) will be built by the distribution concessionaire in each state for five out of the six states (with the exception of Minas Gerais).  These distribution lines are considered Associated Facilities. In Minas Gerais, Origo will be in charge of the construction of the distribution line through an authorized contractor and then partially reimbursed by the distribution company on a minimum global cost basis.                                                  

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