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Kulan Solar Power Plant

Kulan Solar Power Plant


Country: Kazakhstan

Project number: 48488

Business sector: Power and energy

Notice type: Private

Environmental category: B

Target board date: 04 Oct 2016

Status: Passed Concept Review, Pending Structure Review

PSD disclosed: 18 Aug 2016

Project Description
The EBRD is considering provision of debt financing for construction, connection to the power transmission grid, commissioning and launch of a greenfield 29 MWp solar power plant located in the Zhambyl region, Southern Kazakhstan.

Project Objectives
The proposed operation will contribute to expansion of private sector and support further development of the evoving renewables sector in Kazakhstan.

Transition Impact
Through the Project the Bank will be able to: (a) facilitate achievement of the target on the share of renewable power generation at a country level (3% of total generation by 2020); (b) partially substitute carbon intensive power generation in the north; and (c) introduce a new foreign private investor to the power sector of Kazakhstan.

It is expected the project will allow reduction of CO2 emission by 45,000 tons per annum.

Client Information
ACME Cleantech Solutions Private Limited is a private Indian holding company responsible for energy conservation, energy management and energy generation. Current projects portfolio of ACME Cleantech Solutions Private Limited is represented by over 1.1 GW of solar capacity in India (both operational and under construction).

EBRD Finance Summary
USD 26,000,000.00
A senior loan of up to USD 26 million

Total Project Cost
USD 51,000,000.00

Environmental and Social Summary
Category B. Environmental and social issues associated with the project are site specific and can be readily assessed and mitigated based on an Environmental and Social Due Diligence (ESDD). An independent consultant will be retained to undertaken the ESDD and verify the site sensitivity in terms of land use and environmental icontext. The ESDD will review the permitting process for the solar plant as well as the associated infrastructure. Based on the ESDD a SEP, NTS and ESAP will be developed and agreed with the client.

The PSD will be updated based on the results of the ESDD and an NTS provided for the Project prior to Board consideration.

Technical Cooperation
TC assignments under the existing power sector framework programmes for technical and environmental due diligence and project preparation.

Company Contact Information
Ankur Kumar

Business opportunities
For business opportunities or procurement, contact the client company.

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General enquiries
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Tel: +44 20 7338 7168
Email: projectenquiries@ebrd.com

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Project Complaint Mechanism (PCM)
The EBRD has established the Project Complaint Mechanism (PCM) to provide an opportunity for an independent review of complaints from one or more individuals or from organisations concerning projects financed by the Bank which are alleged to have caused, or likely to cause, harm.

PCM Rules of Procedure

Any complaint under the PCM must be filed in accordance with the timeframes prescribed in the PCM Rules of Procedure. You may contact the PCM Officer (at pcm@ebrd.com) for assistance if you are uncertain as to the eligibility of your complaint.

Anand Gupta Editor - EQ Int'l Media Network


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