British International Investment

Green Infra Limited

South AsiaInfrastructure

Sembcorp Green Infra is one of India’s largest independent renewable power producers. Green Infra’s business caters to all forms renewable energy – wind, solar, hydro, biomass and energy efficiency.

The company was incorporated in 2008 and is based in Gurgaon, India. Sembcorp Green Infra Limited was previously known as Green Infra Limited.

This investment was made when British International Investment was named CDC Group.

We have now exited this investment. This is what we achieved.

Achieved impact

In 2013, we invested $16 million in Green Infra Limited, since renamed Sembcorp Green Infra Limited, an independent wind and solar power producer. We invested in the company to increase the share of renewable electricity on the grid in India. We sold our stake in 2015.
During our investment the company increased its generation capacity to over 650 megawatts (MW), almost doubling its renewable power production, and helped create 600 direct jobs, with hundreds more supported by the supply chain. The electricity generated by Green Infra reaches around one million people across four Indian states. This increased access to renewable electricity helps businesses grow as well as avoiding millions of tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions.
We also supported the company to strengthen its relationships with the communities living near to Green Infra’s facilities. This meant introducing a comprehensive corporate responsibility programme tailored to the needs of people at each of the six sites. The company renovated 25 schools, reaching more than 3,500 students every day. It also developed eight health care centres and provided sustainable drinking water to communities in Maharashtra, a state in central India, which face long-term drought problems.

Expected impact

In 2013, we invested $16 million in Green Infra, an independent wind and solar power producer, before selling our stake in the company in 2015.

When we exited, we achieved a financial return of 14 per cent, which has been used for new investments.

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