Yes Bank and EIB to co-finance USD 400 mn for clean energy projects

Yes Bank and the European Investment Bank will co-finance USD 400 million funding for clean energy generation in the country.

“The new financing programme will streamline financing for a range of renewable energy projects being built and operated by leading Indian corporations and private sector developers,” Yes Bank and EIB said in a joint statement issued on Tuesday.

Of the USD 400 million, the EIB will fund USD 200 million while the rest will be supported by Yes Bank, the project promoters and other financial institutions.

Under this renewable power generation initiative, several solar projects in Rajasthan, Maharashtra and Karnataka have been identified. Additional wind and solar projects are also being examined.

The EIB loan of USD 200 million has a tenor of 15 years.

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“India and the European Union are committed to the Paris Agreement and tackling climate change. This new USD 400 million initiative demonstrates the shared vision and commitment of both the European Investment Bank (EIB) and Yes Bank to increasing renewable energy power generation across India,” said Andrew McDowell, EIB Vice-President while unveiling the investment plan.

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Yes Bank MD and Chief Executive Rana Kapoor said the bank remains well on track to achieve its commitment to finance 5,000 megawatt of renewable energy made at the first Re-Invest Summit in 2015.

“This is also synchronous with our COP 21 commitment of mobilising USD 5 billion for climate finance by 2020,” Kapoor added.