International Finance Corporation

Omnivore Seals First Close of Third Fund at $150 Million

Impact venture capital firm Omnivore has announced the first close of its third fund at $150 million. First close investors include KfW, the Self Reliant India (SRI) Fund, FMO, SIFEM, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Inclusive Agritech Facility, Louis Dreyfus Company Ventures, the Dutch Good Growth […]

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IFC to Help Kyrgyzstan Develop Renewable Projects Through PPP Model

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) – a key agency of World Bank – has partnered with the Kyrgyzstan government under the World Bank Group’s Scaling Solar program to develop up to 100-150 MW of grid-connected solar power. IFC said that this will help Kyrgyzstan to diversify its energy mix and increase its renewable power capacity. […]

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African Development Bank to Fund 100 MW Tunisian Solar Project

The African Development Bank is playing a critical role in the development of renewable sources of energy in Africa to ensure that the resource-starved region can have access to power while sustaining the natural environment. In a recent development, the African Development Bank Group has approved a $27 million and €10 million loan package to […]

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IFC to advise on 600MW Solar Power Park in India

International Finance Corporation (IFC), an institution of the World Bank that focuses on private sector funding and  TUSCO Ltd, a Joint Venture Company of THDCIL and Uttar Pradesh New & Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) have  signed an advisory mandate with IFC. Under this mandate, which IFC will support TUSCO in the development of 600MW […]

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Global Alliance Launches at COP26 to Boost RE in Developing Economies

The new Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet (GEAPP) will be launched today at COP26 to accelerate investment in green energy transitions and renewable power solutions in developing and emerging economies worldwide. Over the next decade, the Alliance aims to unlock USD100 billion in public and private capital and tackle three problems: (1) POWER […]

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6 States to Lead Growth in Indian Renewable Open Access Space: Study

The bulk of the new capacity addition of renewable Open Access projects would likely be centred in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Karnataka and Chhattisgarh in the near term, finds a new report. Tata Cleantech Capital Ltd (TCCL), a joint venture between Tata Capital Limited and International Finance Corporation, Washington D.C. (World Bank Group) has […]

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OMERS Infrastructure to Pay $219 M for 19.4% Stake in Azure Power

Canada-based OMERS Infrastructure recently announced that it has signed a Stock Purchase Agreement to acquire from International Finance Corporation and IFC GIF Investment Company I an approximately 19.4% stake in Azure Power Global Limited, for a total consideration of approximately US$219 million. Founded in 2008, Azure Power is a leading independent renewable power producer located […]

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Experts Find Lower Costs, Cheap Credit To Be Decisive For Energy Future

What does the energy landscape look like in the post-Covid era? Ajay Mathur, Director, International Solar Alliance, believes that as we look to the future, two-three key changes emerge: One, post the pandemic, energy equipment buyers are considering the operating costs of energy with greater emphasis, largely because of the greater availability of credit, which […]

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IFC and Rockefeller Foundation to Co-finance RE Development in Africa

The International Finance Corporation, the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, and The Rockefeller Foundation (RF) yesterday announced a new partnership to finance renewable energy development in Sub-Saharan Africa and some other regions. The joint venture aims to deploy $150 million of RF’s catalytic capital in blended finance to mobilize up to $2 […]

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