Private power developer CLP India today said it has tied up with three financial institutions for a new financing structure for its wind energy assets.
The arrangement allows the company to service debt from all lenders from the combined revenue of its wind assets, said Rajiv Mishra, Managing Director of CLP India. It will help secure CLP India's current and future assets and mitigate the inherent risk from the unpredictable nature of wind projects' output.
"Pooled financing is an advanced financing model that will protect both lenders as well as borrowers against project risks and will eliminate many of the challenges and inefficiencies typically associated with the traditional approach," said Vinayak Mavinkurve, Group Head, Project Finance at IDFC.
The new financing structure is expected to support CLP India's commitment to adding 250 to 300 MW of wind projects every year, the statement said.
"This new, innovative approach to financing our wind projects will strengthen our competitiveness and business performance in the Indian market and will aid the growth we have planned," Mishra said in the statement.
The company, a unit of Hong Kong-listed CLP Group, has built up a wind portfolio of over 1,000 MW in India over four years, Mishra said.