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Countries:
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Poland
Banks:
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Status: Approved
Bank Risk Rating: B
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Board Decision Date: 2017-02-22
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Borrower or Client: POLSKA GRUPA ENERGETYCZNA
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Sectors:
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  • Energy
Investment Type(s): Loan
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Investment Amount (USD): $ 122.65 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.

Currency conversion note:
Bank reported PLN 500,000,000.00
Converted using 2017-02-22 exchange rate.
Project Cost (USD): $ 367.97 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.

Currency conversion note:
Bank reported PLN 1,500,000,000.00
Converted using 2017-02-22 exchange rate.

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Original disclosure @ EBRD website
Updated in EWS: 2017-06-30
Disclosure Date: 2016-02-12
PGE - Grid Enhancement for Renewables
EBRD-48064

Project Description
The EBRD is providing a loan of up to PLN 500 million to the Polish electricity utility Polska Grupa Energetyczna S.A.. The debt financing will support an investment program of the Company's distribution business, PGE Dystrybucja S.A., in the period 2016-2019. The EBRD financing will support PGE to implement grid investments that are critical to connect new renewable energy capacity and to cope with the intermittent nature of their production.
Investment Description
POLSKA GRUPA ENERGETYCZNA SA is the largest vertically integrated Polish power utility, with operations concentrated in eastern and central Poland. The Company remains majority (58%) state owned and is listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. The EBRD is providing a PLN 500,000,000.00 senior unsecured long-term corporate loan to PGE, to co-finance selected investments indentified within the investment programme of PGE DSO.
Contact Information
PROJECT CONTACT Jakub Frejlich Jakub.Frejlich@gkpge.pl ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF EBRD The Project Complaint Mechanism (PCM) is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who have been or are likely to be adversely affected by an European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the PCM, it may assess compliance with EBRD's own policies and procedures to prevent harm to the environment or communities or it may assist you in resolving the problem that led to the complaint through a dialogue with those implementing the project. Additionally, the PCM has the authority to recommend a project be suspended in the event that harm is imminent. You can contact the PCM at pcm@ebrd.com or you can submit a complaint online using an online form, http://www.ebrd.com/eform/pcm/complaint_form?language=en. You can learn more about the PCM and how to file a complaint at http://www.ebrd.com/work-with-us/project-finance/project-complaint-mechanism.html.