IL&FS Completes Sale of its Wind Power Service Amid Lockdown

IL&FS has completed the sale of IL&FS Wind Power Services (IWSPL), a subsidiary of IL&FS Energy Development Company Limited (IEDCL), to ORIX Corporation

IL&FS has completed the sale of IL&FS Wind Power Services (IWSPL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of IL&FS Energy Development Company Limited (IEDCL), to ORIX Corporation, Japan. IWSPL is engaged in providing supervisory and management support services to seven companies that own and operate wind power generating assets.

Earlier IL&FS Group had divested the 51 percent equity stake held in the Wind Companies to ORIX.

Post the bidding process launched last year, ORIX exercised its option to acquire IWSPL, as per the previous agreement, and agreed to acquire 100 percent of the shareholding of IWPSL from IEDCL. The sale was approved by Justice (Retd.) D.K. Jain and subsequently by NCLT, Mumbai in February 2020.

The divestment was undertaken during the current lockdown conditions that are in place due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The full amount of consideration has been duly received and the share transfer to the purchaser has been completed. IWSPL, classified as a “Green Company”, has no outstanding debt. The divestment of IWSPL has resulted in a consideration of Rs 6.056 crore to IL&FS Energy that will be kept in an Escrow Account for its lenders.

IWPSL has over 40 employees and is the first company to go out of IL&FS Group with employees.

The Resolution Framework for IL&Fs Group was approved by NCLAT on March 12. The proposed resolution, with options of over 300 subsidiaries of IL&FS Group, includes Sale of companies, restructuring, recovery and winding down through a process overseen by Justice Jain and NCLT.

In October 2019, we had reported that after months of deliberations and seeking approvals, crisis-hit IL&FS has said that it has completed the sale of its seven wind energy assets to Orix Corporation of Japan for Rs 4,900 crore, helping the debt-ridden company to resolve its debt of over Rs 4,300 crore.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for