Engie Solar Power Project (ADB-57072-001)

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.
Specific Location
Dedukhi, Ratanpar, Shapar, and Dhakaniya; Gujarat
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Project Status
Proposed
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Bank Risk Rating
B
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
Apr 16, 2024
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.
Borrower
Enren Energy Private Limited
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
Sectors
  • Energy
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
Loan
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 127.01 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.
Currency conversion note:
Bank reported 10549
Converted using 2024-01-31 exchange rate.
Loan Amount (USD)
$ 127.01 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 @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Feb 3, 2024

Disclosed by Bank Jan 31, 2024


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Project Description
If provided by the financial institution, the Early Warning System Team writes a short summary describing the purported development objective of the project and project components. Review the complete project documentation for a detailed description.

As stated by the ADB, the proceeds of the ADB financing will be utilized to fund the construction and operation of 400 MW(AC) solar-photovoltaic power project in Gujarat, India.

The project is aligned with the government's target of reaching at least 500 gigawatts of non-fossil energy capacity, meeting 50% of India's energy requirements from renewable energy, and reducing the carbon emissions intensity of the economy by 45% by 2030.

Early Warning System Project Analysis
For a project with severe or irreversible impacts to local community and natural resources, the Early Warning System Team may conduct a thorough analysis regarding its potential impacts to human and environmental rights.

The ADB categorized the project E&S risks as follows:

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
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Investment Description
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Private Actor Relationship
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Private Actors Description
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As stated on the company's LinkedIn profile, Solairedirect Energy India Pvt. Ltd. is a solar power developer and an engineering, procurement, and construction company.

Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - Solairedirect Energy India Pvt Ltd Parent Company Energy

Contact Information
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ADB Team Leader:

Keshari Nandan Agrawal - Senior Investment Specialist

No contacts provided at the time of disclosure.

Project Sponsor - Solairedirect Energy India Pvt Ltd:

Address: Office No 203 2nd Floor Pentagon P3 Magarpatta City Hadapsar, Pune, Maharashtra 411013, IN
Website: http://www.solairedirect.in/

Client's contacts not available at the time of disclosure.

ACCESS TO INFORMATION

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ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF ADB

The Accountability Mechanism is an independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by an Asian Development Bank-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the Accountability Mechanism, they may investigate to assess whether the Asian Development Bank is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. You can learn more about the Accountability Mechanism and how to file a complaint at: http://www.adb.org/site/accountability-mechanism/main.

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