Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA)

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    • The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) cleared a proposal for an equity infusion of ?1,500 crores in the state-owned Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA).
    • The move will enhance the lending capacity of the non-banking financial company (NBFC) in the renewable energy (RE) sector.

    About 

    • Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA) is a Mini Ratna (Category – I) Government of India Enterprise under the administrative control of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE).
    •  IREDA is a Public Limited Government Company established as a Non-Banking Financial Institution in 1987 engaged in promoting, developing and extending financial assistance for setting up projects relating to new and renewable sources of energy and energy efficiency/conservation
    • The motto: “ENERGY FOR EVER”

     Objectives of IREDA: 

    • To give financial support to specific projects and schemes for generating electricity and/or energy through new and renewable sources and conserving energy through energy efficiency.
    • To maintain its position as a leading organisation to provide efficient and effective financing in renewable energy and energy efficiency/conservation projects.
    • To increase IREDA`s share in the renewable energy sector by way of innovative financing.
    • Improvement in the efficiency of services provided to customers through continual improvement of systems, processes and resources.
    • To strive to be a competitive institution through customer satisfaction.

    Upcoming steps: 

    • It is also in the process of setting up an Alternate Investment Fund (AIF) to tap large institutional investors such as a pension, insurance, and ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) funds. 
    • The AIF will also help IREDA in financing new projects of borrowers nearing their exposure limit

    Source:TH