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Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • South Africa
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
  • Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)
Status: Proposed
Bank Risk Rating: A
Risk rating varies among banks and may refer only to the particular investment and not to the risk for the project as a whole. Projects marked 'U' have an 'Unknown' risk rating at the time of disclosure.
Board Decision Date: 2016-12-22
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Borrower or Client: Lekela Power B.V.
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
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  • Hydropower
Investment Type(s): Equity
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, etc.
Investment Amount (USD): $ 137.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.

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Original disclosure @ MIGA website
Updated in EWS: 2017-08-02
Disclosure Date: 2016-10-24
South Africa Mainstream Renewable Power Khobab Wind (RF) Pty Ltd; Loeriesfontein 2 (RF) Pty Ltd; Nou

Project Description
This summary covers equity and shareholder loan investments by Lekela Power B.V. (Lekela) in five wind farm projects (the “Projects”) in the Northern and Western Cape Provinces in South Africa. The investor has applied for a MIGA guarantee for equity and shareholder loan investments of total up to $36.5 million and $109.5 million, respectively, for a period of up to 20 years against the risk of expropriation, transfer restriction, breach of contract, and war and civil disturbance. The proposed projects consist of the construction, ownership, operation and maintenance of five wind energy generating facilities with capacity ranging from 81MW to 140MW. The electricity output will be sold to Eskom SOC under a 20 year power purchase agreement. The projects were awarded under Round 3 and Round 4 of the South African Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement program (REIPPP).
Investment Description
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