Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank offers USD 100m in debt for Indian renewables

Wind turbines in India. Featured Image: OlegD/Shutterstock.com

July 12 (Renewables Now) - India’s L&T Infrastructure Finance Co Ltd will get USD 100 million (EUR 88.9m) in debt by the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) to expand on-lending for renewables in India.

AIIB said on Friday that the deal will mark its first loan extension to a non-banking financier. The Indian lender will use the debt facility to on-lend to wind and solar projects across India, which aims to cut its carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 30%-35% of 2005 levels by 2030.

According to the press release, the loan mobilises private capital from sponsors, other financiers and L&T Infrastructure Finance’s own sources. “AIIB’s financing will help secure the funding supply for renewable energy project development in India,” said AIIB vice president and chief investment officer D J Pandian. 

L&T Infrastructure Finance is a unit of L&T Finance Holdings Ltd and is India’s leading non-bank finance company in the renewables sector.

(USD 1.0 = EUR 0.889)

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