Georgian Renewable Power Operations - Green Bond (EBRD-53716)

  • Georgia
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Sep 6, 2022
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  • Energy
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 13.80 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)
$ 80.00 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 Oct 19, 2023

Disclosed by Bank Oct 20, 2022

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Project Description
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According to the bank website, this project involves a:

USD 13.8 MM subscription in the USD 80 MM 5-year secured green bond (the "Bond"), to be listed on the Georgian Stock Exchange, issued by JSC Georgian Renewable Power Operations ("GRPO"), one of the leading renewable energy platforms in Georgia, which is 100% indirectly owned by JSC Georgia Capital, ("GCAP"), a holding company of a diversified group of businesses operating in healthcare, insurance, beverages, power & utilities and real estate in Georgia.

The Bond proceeds will be applied to refinancing the shareholder loan provided by GCAP for redemption of JSC Georgia Global Utilities' USD 250,000,000.00 7.75% Eurobond, which took place in September 2022.

This project is categorised as B (2019 ESP). As the project is a capital market transaction, Environmental and Social Due Diligence was carried out by review of publically available information, including the Green Bond Principals (GBP) Second Party Opinion (SPO), and disclosures made by the Issuer within MNPI rules. This approach is aligned with the EBRD's ESP and procedures for Capital Markets Transactions. Much of the ESDD had been completed under previous projects associated with the Issuer's underlying operational asset base and sufficient E&S information was available to EBRD to complete ESDD for the proposed transaction.

The Issuer's Green Bond Framework was subject to independent review and the resulting report confirms that the Framework is aligned with the Green Bond Principles, 2018. Furthermore, the report confirms that the categories for investment of Bond proceeds would advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals, specifically SDG 7. The Issuer will report the allocation of proceeds on its website on an annual basis until full allocation. The allocation reporting will include the total amount of proceeds allocated, the share of new financing and refinancing, the number of projects and level of certification, and the balance of unallocated proceeds. In addition, the Issuer plans to report on relevant ESG impact metrics which is aligned with good international practice.



Investment Description
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USD 13,800,000.00


USD 80,000,000.00

Private Actors Description
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GRPO is one of the leading renewable energy platforms in Georgia. The company operates four hydro power plants and the only wind power plant in Georgia with combined capacity of 71 Megawatts.

GRPO is 100% indirectly owned by GCAP, a holding company of diversified group of businesses operating in healthcare, insurance, beverages, power & utilities and real estate in Georgia.


Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - Georgia Capital JSC Parent Company -

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