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Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Brazil
Location: Minas Gerais
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  • Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC)
Bank Risk Rating: B
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Board Decision Date: 2017-04-25
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Borrower or Client: Pirapora Solar Holding, S.A.
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  • Energy
Investment Amount (USD): $ 0.11 million
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Currency conversion note:
Bank reported 240,000,000
Converted using 2017-04-25 exchange rate.

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Original disclosure @ IIC website
Updated in EWS: 2017-08-16
Disclosure Date: 2017-03-22
Pirapora I Solar PV Project

Project Description
The Pirapora I project consists of the design, construction, commissioning and operation of five solar photovoltaic (PV) plants with a combined capacity of 191.5 MW, as well as a 10.3-kilometer high voltage transmission line (138kv) and other interconnection facilities (the Project) to be located in the municipality of Pirapora, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil.The Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC)'s participation in the Project will be through a short-term Bridge Loan facility denominated in Brazilian reales to provide funding for certain construction costs.
Investment Description
EDF EN do Brazil is a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles, a French multinational energy service provider and subsidiary of EDF Group. EDF Energies Nouvelles, active in 21 countries, is engaged in the development and management renewable energies, primarily solar photovoltaic and wind. Canadian Solar Inc. (CSI) operates solar projects in 24 countries across six continents, with a generation capacity of 13.5 GW. The Pirapora 1 project was acquired from the project developer Solatio and is currently owned jointly by EDF EN do Brazil and CSI (80% and 20% respectively).
Contact Information
ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF IIC The Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism (MICI) is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who have been or are likely to be adversely affected by an Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) or Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC)-funded project. If you submit a complaint to MICI, they may assist you in addressing the problems you raised through a dispute-resolution process with those implementing the project and/or through an investigation to assess whether the IDB or IIC is following its own policies for preventing or mitigating harm to people or the environment. You can submit a complaint by sending an email to MICI@iadb.org. You can learn more about the MICI and how to file a complaint at http://www.iadb.org/en/mici/mici,1752.html (in English) or http://www.iadb.org/es/mici/mici,1752.html (Spanish).
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