NRPPL raises $60 million for wind, hydro power projects

Last Updated: Mon, Apr 29, 2013 17:00 hrs

Hyderabad, April 29 (IANS) NSL Renewable Power Private Limited (NRPPL), part of the Hyderabad-based NSL Group, Monday announced that has raised equity investment of $60 million to fuel its growth in wind and hydro power sectors.

The company raised the equity from a group of investors comprising of Development Finance Institutions, DEG - Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft from Germany and PROPARCO from France, Asia Clean Energy Limited, a private equity fund from South Korea and GS Power Co. Ltd from South Korea.

Existing investors in the company, International Finance Corporation and FE Clean Energy also participated in this round of fund raising, said a company statement.

NRPPL currently has 185 MW of installed capacity, which includes 148 MW of wind power, 20 MW of solar power, 12 MW of biomass power and 5 MW of hydel power.

The investment will give NRPPL the required financial support to more than double its capacity over the next 18 months.

"With this investment, the company will be able to accelerate its development pipe-line and is well poised to achieve its targeted potential of being a 1 Gigawatt Company by 2016," said M. Prabhakar Rao, chairman, NSL Group.

In the earlier round of investment, NRPPL raised $40 million from FE Clean Energy and $20 million from International Finance Corporation.

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