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PTC fin arm ties up with banks for clean energy project loans

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on January 17, 2018 Published on August 29, 2016

PTC India Financial Services said on Monday that the company has entered into arrangements with scheduled commercial banks whereby the banks will issue letter of credit to project companies in the renewable energy space.

These letters of credit will be issued on the basis of letter of comfort issued by PFS and due diligence on ‘certain parameters’, the company said in a statement.

“Currently, such project companies are required to approach various banks and negotiate various associated costs for issuance of letter of credit, which generally takes 3-5 months. Under the new arrangement, letter of credit can be opened in a much shorter time on case-to-case basis and project companies shall not be required to separately pursue with each bank,” the statement added.

Ashok Haldia, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of PTC India Financial Services, said that the move is an innovative financing instrument whereby renewable energy projects, financed by PFS, may not be required to approach individual banks for their non-fund based financial requirements.

“This is expected to be a great relief for renewable energy projects which have a low gestation period and will help developers to focus more on project execution with a focussed approach,” Haldia added.

Published on August 29, 2016
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