Greenko raises $824 mn in equity funding

Hyderabad | Updated on July 12, 2019 Published on July 12, 2019

To use funds for ongoing projects, potential acquisitions

Renewable energy company Greenko Energy Holdings has signed agreements for primary equity of $824 million, which includes a previously announced $495 million from an affiliate of GIC and by the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (“ADIA”).

Post the investment, GIC will continue to remain the majority shareholder of Greenko.

Greenko, which has an operational capacity of over 4.2 GW diversified across wind, solar and hydro projects, has secured a total equity commitment of $824 million from its existing shareholders, subject to meeting certain conditions.

The new capital will be used to fund its business plan, which includes the capex of projects and also other opportunistic and valuable acquisitions.

Greenko has also issued warrants to its founders, which will bring in additional equity for the growth of the company, when they are exercised over the coming months.

With these proposed investments, the company’s business plan will be fully funded for the next two years.

Greenko continues to scale up its innovation and digitisation efforts in the power sector – working towards transforming renewable energy to reliable, schedulable and flexible energy through forecasting and digitisation, building an intelligent energy utility platform, as round-the-clock (RTC) flexible renewable power is expected to replace fossil fuels.

Greenko’s investment in storage projects is the first step in this direction and is expected to deliver over 15 billion units of schedulable power generation.

“The proposed equity commitment from the existing shareholders shows Greenko’s track record in creating long-term value for all its stakeholders. Greenko’s innovative solutions have helped to place us at the forefront of the clean energy sector. Indian energy markets are transitioning from deficit markets to demand-driven contracts, requiring reliable, flexible and cost competitive energy. Greenko is focused on building Integrated renewable energy assets with storage to address these markets by competing with conventional energy assets like thermal in quality, quantity and cost,” said Anil Chalamalasetty, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Greenko.

Greenko, with an operational portfolio of 4.2 GW and over 7 GW under construction, expects to have a multi gigawatt portfolio over the next few years.

Published on July 12, 2019

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