IFC has decades of experience financing, structuring, and leading complex energy transactions in emerging markets, with more than 50 gigawatts of energy generation financed to date. We are the leading financier of low-cost renewable energy—we have funded projects with a generation capacity of more than 8 gigawatts in hydropower, 4 gigawatts in wind energy, and 5 gigawatts in solar energy. IFC also finances transmission, distribution, storage, and other energy infrastructure.
IFC can provide and mobilize senior debt with long maturities, fixed or floating rates, local currencies and flexible amortization profiles, and subordinated debt with terms tailored to meet project needs. We have significant expertise in project finance, having financed many landmark energy projects in developing countries, and also support our clients through corporate finance facilities.
IFC can provide up to 20 percent equity in a project or company, and on a selective basis, start-up equity and co-development assistance through IFC InfraVentures.
Drawing from in-house technical expertise, we provide advice on engineering, environmental standards, public-private partnerships (PPPs), risk management, and more. We also draw on extensive knowledge of local markets and new technologies and have a successful track record in markets undergoing reform.
Learn more about IFC’s priorities in the energy sector:
The World Bank Group at COP26
The Power to Transform:
Leveraging Private Sector for the Energy Transition
This event focused on financial innovation which is central to unlocking private capital to support the energy transition in developing economies and reduce the cost of capital. As part of a panel discussion, private sector leaders, investors and financiers discussed how innovative financial instruments, such as sustainability-linked financings or other sustainable finance instruments, can help in this context. The panel also shared lessons learned to date, reviewed market trends and discussed the risks of “green washing”.
ENERGY PORTFOLIO & COMMITMENTS
The impact of IFC clients in the energy sector in FY2020:
- OVER 2GWCAPACITY FINANCED
- 52 PERCENTSHARE OF RENEWABLES
- $8BILLIONOUTSTANDING PORTFOLIO
IFC offices and countries with energy portfolio projects