NIIF Ayana Renewable Pow (DFC-AYANA)

  • South Asia
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • India
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Gadag, Karnataka, India
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Financial Institutions
  • US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)
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Project Status
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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."
National Investment Infrastructure Fund
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 Amount (USD)
Not Disclosed
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ DFC website

Updated in EWS Sep 29, 2023

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Project Description
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According to IFC documents, the proposed project involves the construction and operation of a 300 MW wind power project located in Gadag, Karnataka, India. The Project comprises 114 wind turbine generators (WTGs), each with 3.3 MW capacity, as well as an electrical substation and a 25 km transmission line.

The Project is located primarily on flat to undulating land across 16 villages: Kanaginahal, Harlapur, Adavisomapur, Sambhapur, Balajinagar, Papanashi, Lakkundi, Gadag- Betigeri (CMC), Kadampur, Churchihal, Jantli Shirur, Shingatarayanakeri, Doni, Dambal, Narasapura. The Project site is located near the Kappatagudda Wildlife Sanctuary (1.1 km from nearest WTG) and two Important Bird Areas, Tungabhadrs Reservoir and Magadi and Shettikere Wetlands (12 km from proposed transmission line route and 25 km from nearest WTG). Desktop studies indicate potential presence of high priority species including Neophron percnopterus (Egyptian Vulture), Sterna acuticauda (Black-bellied Tern), Aythya farina (Common Pochard), and Clanga clanga (Greater Spotted Eagle). In addition, a rapid field observation study reported 25 migratory species including migratory waterbirds.

Approximately 560 acres of land will be required for the Project, 112 acres would be purchased and the remaining land would be leased for a period of 29 years and 11 months. This leased land will include land required for access road and transmission line construction. All land acquisition terms established by Ayana require a willing-buyer/willing-seller basis, and a lack of temporary or permanent structures. The ESIA indicates that there is no anticipated physical or economic displacement associated with this Project.

The project is anticipated to have approximately 550 workers during peak construction, primarily hired from the local area, and is expected to have approximately 100 skilled workers during operation.
Investment Description
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Private Actors Description
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National Investment and Infrastructure Fund Limited (NIIFL) is an Government owned company which maintains infrastructure investments funds for international and Indian investors anchored by the Government of India. The objective behind creating this organisation was to catalyse capital into the country and support its growth needs across sectors of importance.

Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
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