The transaction involves a debt investment of up to $20,000,000 in Green Bonds to be issued by AC Energy Finance International Limited, for the AC Energy Green Bond project. The proceeds of the bond offering will be used primarily for solar and wind projects in the Philippines, Indonesia, Viet Nam.
|Project Name||AC Energy Green Bond Project|
|Borrower/Company||AC Energy Finance International Limited
AC Energy, Inc.
|Location||Indonesia - Nation-wide; Philippines - Nation-wide; Viet Nam - Nation-wide|
|Type or Modality of Assistance||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Partnerships
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Energy / Renewable energy generation - solar
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Some gender elements|
|Responsible ADB Department||Private Sector Operations Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Infrastructure Finance Division 2|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Burrell, Alix G.|
|Description||The transaction involves a debt investment of up to $20,000,000 in Green Bonds to be issued by AC Energy Finance International Limited, for the AC Energy Green Bond project. The proceeds of the bond offering will be used primarily for solar and wind projects in the Philippines, Indonesia, Viet Nam.|
|Objectives and Scope|
|Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The Project is consistent with ADB's Strategy 2030, which has a target of 75% of ADB operations to support climate change mitigation and adaptation by 2030. The project is consistent with ADB's Energy Policy, which supports wider access to energy through investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. The project will contribute to ADB's target of $6 billion in annual financing for climate mitigation and adaptation by 2020 and catalyze further private sector resources in the clean energy segment.|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Environmental Aspects||The project is classified as category B for environment. It is processed as a general corporate finance transaction following ADB SPS Safeguards Requirement 4. No specific subprojects have been identified for ADB financing at this stage. A corporate audit of the company's current environmental and social policies and procedures included an assessment of the company's past and current performance against the objectives, principles, and requirements of SPS and a review of the extent it meets the requirements of the Social Protection Strategy (2001) and the Gender and Development Policy (1998) was conducted by a qualified and experienced external expert. The audit included assessment of the existing solar and wind subprojects of ACE in the Philippines and implementation of environmental and social corporate level policies at the subproject level.|
|Involuntary Resettlement||The project is classified as category B for involuntary resettlement. The ESMS will include the preparation of resettlement plans.|
|Indigenous Peoples||The project is classified as category B for indigenous peoples. The ESMS will also include (i) guidance and requirements to improve the social impact assessment process to confirm impacts of projects on Indigenous Peoples or ethnic groups as defined in the SPS and include a gender analysis; (ii) a framework for negotiated settlement verified by an independent third party and preparation of a land acquisition plan (LAP) that will elaborate on the different modes of acquisition and identify actions required to comply with SPS; (iii) the preparation of resettlement plans or Indigenous Peoples' plans; and (iv) where parcels of land have been purchased or acquired in the past, a requirement for an audit by an independent third party.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|Timetable for assistance design, processing and implementation|
|Concept Clearance||22 Jan 2019|
|Credit Committee Meeting||25 Jan 2019|
|Approval||30 Jan 2019|
|Last PDS Update||12 Feb 2019|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|AC Energy Green Bond Project: FAST Report||Faster Approach to Small Nonsovereign Transactions||Feb 2019|
|AC Energy Green Bond Project: Initial Poverty and Social Analysis||Initial Poverty and Social Analysis||Jan 2019|
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