India: Rajasthan 250 MW Solar Project - Hero Future Energies (AIIB-RAJASTHANSOLAR)

Countries
  • India
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Approved
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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
Dec 6, 2019
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
Clean Solar Power (Jodhpur) Private Ltd.(CSPJPL)
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
Sectors
  • Energy
  • Finance
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Investment Type(s)
Loan
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 65.00 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.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 187.00 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 @ AIIB website

Updated in EWS Jun 29, 2020


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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.

According to bank documents, "the project involves financing of a 250 MW solar project being developed by a special purpose vehicle, Clean Solar Power (Jodhpur) Private Limited (“CSPJPL” or the “company”), which was awardedthe projectthrough a competitive bid, at a tariff of INR 2.53 /kWh. CSPJPL signed a 25-year Power Purchase Agreement (“PPA”) with Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (“SECI”) in November 2018. As per the PPA, the scheduled commercial operation date (SCOD) is October 2020"

Investment Description
Here you can find a list of individual development financial institutions that finance the project.

Co-financing:

HDFC Bank (Debt) US$ 25 million

IFC (Debt) US$ 43 million

Hero Solar Energy Private Limited (Equity) US$ 54 million

Private Actors Description
A Private Actor is a non-governmental body or entity that is the borrower or client of a development project, which can include corporations, private equity and banks. This describes the private actors and their roles in relation to the project, when private actor information is disclosed or has been further researched.

According to the bank document,

Parent Company: Hero Future Energies Private Ltd. (HFEPL) (Indian Holding Co.) It is an investee company of International Finance Corporation (IFC).
Sponsor:Hero Solar Energy Private Ltd. (HSEPL), a subsidiary of HFEPL.

Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - Clean Solar Power (Jodhpur) Private Limited Client -
- - - - Hero Future Energies Private Ltd Parent Company -

Contact Information
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AIIB
Amit Kumar, Senior Investment Operations Specialist
amit.kumar@aiib.org

HDFC Bank
Ankit Patni
Ankit.Patni@hdfcbank.com

IFC
Pratibha Bajaj
Investment Officer
pbajaj@ifc.org

Borrower
Shashank Shah
shashank.shah@herofutureenergies.com

 

ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF AIIB

The AIIB has established the Accountability Mechanism for Project-Affected People (PPM).  The PPM provides “an opportunity for an independent and impartial review of submissions from Project-affected people who believe they have been or are likely to be adversely affected by AIIB’s failure to implement the ESP in situations when their concerns cannot be addressed satisfactorily through Project level GRMs or AIIB Management processes.” Two or more project-affected people can file a complaint.  Under the current AIIB policy, when the bank co-finances a project with another development bank, it may apply the other bank's standards. You can refer to the Project Summary Information document to find out which standards apply.  You can learn more about the PPM and how to file a complaint at: https://www.aiib.org/en/about-aiib/who-we-are/project-affected-peoples-mechanism/how-we-assist-you/index.html.

The complaint submission form can be accessed in Arabic, Bahasa Indonesia, Bengali, Chinese, English, Tagalog, Hindi, Nepali, Russian, Turkish, or Urdu. The submission form can be found at: https://www.aiib.org/en/about-aiib/who-we-are/project-affected-peoples-mechanism/submission/index.html.




 

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