V.E, part of Moody’s ESG Solutions, has provided a Second Party Opinion (SPO) on Adani Green Energy Limited’s (AGEL) Green Financing Framework. The framework has been designed to govern the issuance of Green Financing Instruments (GFIs) to be issued by AGEL.
The net proceeds of the GFIs will exclusively finance or refinance, in whole or in part, new or existing investments and/or acquisitions in three renewable energy eligible categories, namely: solar projects/assets, wind projects/assets and hybrid projects/assets.
V.E is of the opinion that this Framework is aligned with the four components of ICMA’s Green Bond Principles 2021 (“GBP”) and LMA’s Green Loan Principles 2021 (“GLP”).
We express an advance assurance on the contribution of these GFIs to sustainability. The potential positive impact of the Eligible Projects/Assets on environmental objectives is considered to be advanced. AGEL’s identification and management of the environmental and social risks associated with the Eligible Projects/Assets are considered robust.
AGEL is a public company that is part of the Adani Group and is one of the largest renewable companies in India with a project portfolio of 13,990 MW across 11 Indian states. It develops, builds, owns, operates and maintains utility-scale grid connected solar and wind farm projects. In May 2021, AGEL announced that it will acquire 100% of SB Energy India.
V.E has produced more than 380 second-party opinions on sustainable financing operations in Europe, Africa, Americas and Asia. We are a Climate Bonds Standard Approved Verifier.
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