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Hidroelectrica takes a loan of 1.25 billion lei from BRD for wind and solar power projects


BRD Groupe Societe Generale offered Hidroelectrica a loan of   1.25 billion lei for the projects of renewable energy, this being the biggest green loan offered in Romania, according to the bank press release.

Financing, offered for a period of seven years, has as an object the acquisition of shares and direct investments in operational projects based on energy produced by wind and solar power.

 ‘Hidroelectrica  takes into consideration the investment objectives which they assumed with the shareholders through the strategy of the company. Romania has a huge potential of development in the area of renewables, and Hidroelectrica has the will and can draw resources to act firmly in this direction. We want to exploit all opportunities for diversification of the production, keeping at the centre of our values the label of Romanian company 100% green’ said Bogdan Badea, chairman of the Directorate Hidroelectrica.

‘We are honoured to support the ambitious programmed of Hidroelectrica SA by structuring the most important green credit offered until now in Romania. It is a proof of our ambition to help the construction of a more sustainable world’ said Yves Lallemand, General Manager Deputy of BRD, coordinator of activities by Corporate Banking.

The strategy for investment and development of the company, aiming at  diversification in the  domain of renewable energy, the destination of the loan, as well as commitments of the company to file reports with regard to aspects of  environment and the characteristics of the projects, all characterised this loan as green.

The financing offered is in line with the Principles for green financing of the Association of the Market for Loans (LMA Green Loan Principles).