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.
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IFC offices and countries with energy portfolio projects