Chulakkurgan Solar

Location:

Kazakhstan

Project number:

50218

Business sector:

Energy

Notice type:

Private

Environmental category:

B

Approval date:

17 Oct 2018

Status:

Repaying

PSD disclosed:

14 Sep 2018

As permitted by paragraph 2.6 of Section III of the Access to Information Policy, disclosure of this PSD was deferred in accordance with paragraph 1.4.4 of the Directive on Access to Information.

Project Description

The provision of a long-term senior debt of up to US$ 32 million in KZT equivalent for the development, construction and operation of a solar photovoltaic power plant with an installed capacity of 50 MWp located in the Chulakkurgan district, south of Kazakhstan.

Project Objectives

The project will support Kazakhstan in increasing the share of renewable energy in Kazakhstan's energy mix and will contribute to achieving the country's goal of non-hydro renewable energy accounting for 3 per cent of all power generation by 2020.

Transition Impact

ETI score: 80

The transition impact stems from the fact that the Project will assist Kazakhstan in diversifying its coal-dependent power sector and reducing CO2 emissions. The project will also foster private ownership of renewables projects in the power generation sector.

Client Information

YUKSES 50 LLP

YUKSES 50 LLP is a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) established for the development, construction and operation of the Chulakkurgan solar photovoltaic power plant with capacity of 50 MW. The Borrower is fully owned by Risen Energy (China).

EBRD Finance Summary

USD 32,059,040.00

Total Project Cost

USD 57,639,000.00

Environmental and Social Summary

Category B (ESP 2014). Environmental and social risks and impacts associated with the construction and operation of a medium sized greenfield solar photovoltaic power plant were readily assessed as part of the independent Environmental and Social Due Diligence (ESDD) and can be mitigated via the agreed Environmental and Social Action Plan (ESAP). The Project is consistent with the GET approach and the GET share is 100%.

ESDD is ongoing and has confirmed to date that the site is not located in sensitive area and that the Company has the institutional capacity to fully implement the Bank's Performance Requirements (PRs) This will be further assessed and the Company will be require to implement good E&S management practices, implementation of the ESAP and monitoring. The on-going ESDD will further review the planned construction actives.

A number of the environmental and social management improvements will be included in the ESAP, inter alia: enhancement of the EHS management system, contractor and supply chain management, construction noise and emission reduction, Stakeholder Engagement Plan and grievance mechanism. In line with the approach taken with similar projects, as part of implementing the ESAP requirements, the Company will implement a Corporate Social Responsibility Program (CSRP) aimed at community development and outreach, including local social infrastructure, and increasing awareness of the Project. The ESAP will be agreed prior to signing the Project.

A Stakeholder Engagement Plan (SEP) and Non-Technical Summary (NTS) have been prepared and disclosed on the Company's web site.

The PSD will be updated based on the outcome of the ESDD and agreement of the ESAP. An NTS will also be attached.

Technical Cooperation and Grant Financing

TC funding was sought to co-finance due diligence costs subject to availability under the existing Kazakhstan Renewables Framework in accordance with the Framework's criteria.

Company Contact Information

Sisi Chen
sisi@risenenergy.com
+ (86)21-55785129
+86-21 55785129
www.risenenergy.com
7 Floor, No. 588 Dongdaming Road, Metersbonwe Building, Hongkou District, Shanghai, PRC

PSD last updated

13 Jan 2021

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IPAM independently reviews Project issues that are believed to have caused (or to be likely to cause) harm. The purpose of the Mechanism is: to support dialogue between Project stakeholders to resolve environmental, social and public disclosure issues; to determine whether the Bank has complied with its Environmental and Social Policy or Project-specific provisions of its Access to Information Policy; and where applicable, to address any existing non-compliance with these policies, while preventing future non-compliance by the Bank.

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