We've provided $50 million of a $66 million debt investment in Malindi Solar Group, alongside our partner, Globeleq, which has provided $16 million. The long-term, 16-year financing will provide much needed power in the Malindi area, which currently struggles with regular power shortages and relies largely on expensive thermal plants.
The Malindi plant will provide 52 MWp of clean generation capacity to the Kenyan grid. Kenya’s per capita electricity consumption is well below the Sub-Saharan average and 44 per cent below the level that would be expected for its level of GDP per capita. Located in a region where load shedding is widespread and power demand is increasing, it is expected most of the generation will be consumed locally. It is estimated that the power generated will support the creation of jobs through direct employment and indirect job creation due to more consistent supply of electricity.
Since 2012, we’ve only invested in Africa and South Asia. Investments outside these regions are from our pre-2012 portfolio.
We have seven priority sectors. However, we continue to invest outside these sectors, largely in the most challenging regions, as new investment supporting any sector helps to underpin the private sector, and create jobs and livelihoods for people.
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We provide capital in three broad ways: direct equity, debt, and intermediated equity (principally through investment funds).
- Direct Debt
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- June 2019
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