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IREDA And PNB Collaborate On Renewable Energy Projects

Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Ltd. (IREDA) and Punjab National Bank (PNB) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to advance renewable energy initiatives across the nation. Signed at IREDA’s registered office in New Delhi on February 19, 2024, the agreement paves the way for joint efforts in co-lending and loan syndication for a spectrum of renewable energy projects.

All About The MoU

The MoU includes provisions aimed at enhancing support for renewable energy projects. These provisions include:

  • Joint Lending and Loan Syndication: IREDA and PNB will collaborate in providing financial assistance through joint lending and loan syndication mechanisms.
  • Management of Trust and Retention Account (TRA): The agreement entails the joint management of TRA for IREDA borrowers, ensuring efficient fund utilization and management.
  • Competitive Terms of Sanction: The parties will work towards ensuring competitive terms, including pricing, on IREDA borrowings, facilitating smoother project financing.
  • Investment Opportunities: IREDA and PNB can explore investment avenues in bonds issued by each other.

Signing Ceremony and Key Figures

  • The MoU was signed by General Manager of IREDA Dr. R. C. Sharma and Chief General Manager of PNB Shri Rajeeva.
  • Present were Chairman & Managing Director of IREDA Shri Pradip Kumar Das, MD & CEO of PNB Shri Atul Kumar Goel, Director (Finance) of IREDA Dr. Bijay Kumar Mohanty, and other senior officials from both organizations.

Aligning with National Goals

  • Through this collaboration and prior agreements with other financial institutions, IREDA is well-positioned to fund large-scale renewable energy projects, aligning with the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s COP26 announcement to achieve a 500 GW Non-Fossil-based electricity generation capacity by 2030.

Strengthening Partnerships

  • This collaboration strengthens IREDA’s partnerships with other financial institutions, including Bank of Baroda, Union Bank of India, Bank of India, India Infrastructure Finance Company Limited, Bank of Maharashtra, and Indian Overseas Bank, focusing on co-lending and loan syndication for Renewable Energy projects across the country.

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