Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency, Punjab National Bank To Co-Finance Green Energy Projects

The agreement paves the way for joint efforts in co-lending and loan syndication for a diverse spectrum of renewable energy projects
Indian Renewable Energy
Indian Renewable Energy

State-owned renewable sector non-banking finance company IREDA and Punjab National Bank have inked a pact to co-finance green energy projects across the country.

"Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) and Punjab National Bank (PNB) have joined hands through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at advancing renewable energy initiatives across the nation," a statement said.

According to the statement, the agreement, signed at IREDA's office in New Delhi today, paves the way for joint efforts in co-lending and loan syndication for a diverse spectrum of renewable energy projects.

R C Sharma, General Manager of IREDA, and Rajeeva, Chief General Manager of PNB, signed the MoU in the presence of Pradip Kumar Das, Chairman & Managing Director of IREDA, and Atul Kumar Goel, MD & CEO of PNB.

Das said in the statement, "This strategic partnership between IREDA and PNB marks a significant step in our commitment to accelerate the growth of renewable energy in the country. By combining our strengths and resources, we aim to provide robust financial support to a diverse range of renewable energy projects, fostering sustainability and environmental awareness."

Through the MoU and prior agreements with other leading financial institutions, IREDA is well-positioned to fund large-scale renewable energy projects, aligning with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's announcement at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (CoP26) to achieve 500 GW non-fossil fuel-based electricity generation capacity by 2030, he added.

The agreement comprises various provisions aimed at enhancing support for renewable energy projects.

These include joint lending, loan syndication and underwriting, management of Trust and Retention Account (TRA) for IREDA borrowers, and working towards competitive terms of sanction, including pricing on IREDA borrowings.

Also, both IREDA and PNB can invest in the bonds issued by either organization through this collaboration.

This collaboration further strengthens IREDA's successful partnerships with other prominent financial institutions, including Bank of Baroda, Bank of India, Union Bank of India, India Infrastructure Finance Company Limited, Bank of Maharashtra, and Indian Overseas Bank.

These MoUs similarly focus on co-lending and loan syndication for a wide range of renewable energy projects across the country.

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