Climate Investor One

Climate Investor One (CI1) is a blended finance facility delivering renewable energy infrastructure projects in emerging markets with a technological focus on onshore and near-shore wind, solar PV and run-of-river hydropower. CI1 has USD 920 million under management, and reached final close in 2019.

CI1 employs a mix of public and private-sector funding as well as commitments from development finance institutions (DFIs) whilst making use of an export credit agency (ECA) guarantee, all in mutually beneficial and complementary ways.

Public-sector donors fund the development stage of the projects, which typically cannot be financed by private-sector investors. Donors also play a key role in mobilizing private-sector capital during the construction stage of the project, where risks are better understood and financial returns can be achieved. CIO donors include the European Union (EU), the Green Climate Fund (GCF), USAID via PowerAfrica, the Nordic Development Fund (NDF) and the Directorate General for International Cooperation (DGIS) within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands.

Key numbers

Clean power is central to the impact of the Renewable Energy focused Climate Investor One. The current clean power impact of Climate Investor One is created by seven operational projects, while the lifetime forecast considers all the assets over the 20 year lifetime of the fund.

Climate

Avoided GhG emissions (tCO2eq/yr)
719,160
Installed clean energy capacity (MW/yr)
226
Renewable power production (GWh/yr)
1,288

People

Jobs
1,641
People Served
1,905,888

Climate

Avoided GHG emissions (tCO2eq)
1,563,812
Total renewable power production (GWh)
2,942
Installed renewable energy capacity (MW)
765

People

Jobs
7,500
People Served
1,905,888

Catalytic effect

Equity and senior debt leveraged (USD m)
$600mn

Climate

Avoided GhG emissions (tCO2eq/yr)
1,900,000
Renewable power production (GWh/yr)
5,100
Installed clean energy capacity (MW/yr)
1,700

People

Jobs
13,608
People Served
13,000,000

Catalytic effect

Equity and senior debt leveraged (USD)
$1.2bn

Stories from our communities

Illuminating Futures: Kanana’s Clean Power

Empowering Rural Youth with Renewable Energy Skills and Entrepreneurship

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Bringing Cleaner Cooking Solutions to Rural Indian Communities

Empowering Villages with Sustainable Solutions

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Planning for the Future Through Educational Support

Nurturing the Next Generation of Renewable Energy Talent

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Empowering Tomorrow's Leaders: Achwa 2 Hydro's Pivotal Role in Elevating Female Education in Ugandan Communities

Beyond Scholarships: How A Holistic Approach to Education Sponsorship is Shaping the Future for Girls Like Mary

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From River to Revenue: Powering Livelihoods in Uganda

Modern Farming Initiatives and Livelihood Restoration: A Case Study on Samuel's Journey to Financial Independence

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Harnessing the Wind - How the Construction of a Wind Farm Brought Unexpected New Business Opportunities for a Nearby Community

Exploring the Unexpected Benefits of the Tra Vinh Wind Farm

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Installing Solar-Powered Street Lights to Improve Public Safety

Supporting New Business Opportunities Through Clean Power

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TWPC Wind Farm's Impact: New Infrastructure for Lương Thế Vinh Primary School

Providing a Better Space to Enjoy the Outdoors at a Local School

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Local Training, Lasting Impact: A Journey to Independence in Ramajogihalli

Livelihood Skills for Success

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From Flooded Fields to Flourishing Farms: The Ampyr Wind Farm's Community Impact in Janenahalli

How the Ampyr Community Programme Helped Rajesh Solve the Problems on his Farm

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Basic Needs, Big Impact: How Sanitation Changes are Boosting Girls' Education in Rural India

Improving the Lives of School Children in Ramajogihalli Village

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Improving Household Access to Drinking Water in the Mekong Delta

How the Wind Farms are Delivering Water to Local Communities

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Bringing Clean Power to an Off-Grid Community in Nigeria

Linking Clean Power and Gender Equality to Enhance Livelihoods

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Assets

CNRG - C&I Solar

CNRG is a 110 MW platform of commercial and industrial rooftop solar projects across Vietnam and Indonesia.

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TWPC - Near Shore Wind

Tra Vinh Wind Power Company (TWPC) is a 48 MW nearshore wind project in Vietnam. It is located in close proximity to its sister plant, Ecotech.

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Ecotech - Near Shore Wind

Ecotech is a 78 MW nearshore wind project in Vietnam. It is located in close proximity to its sister plant, TWPC.

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Ampyr - Wind

Ampyr is a platform of renewable projects across India. CI1 is currently invested in the 38 MW Balenahalli project.

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RSP - Wind

Red Sea Power (RSP) is a 60 MW onshore wind project in Djibouti.

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AHH - Run-of-River Hydro

Africa Hydro Holdings (AHH) is a run-of-river hydro platform with four operational projects in Uganda. CI1 is currently invested in the 42 MW Achwa I project.

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Cleantech - C&I Solar

Cleantech is a 600 MW platform of commercial and industrial rooftop solar projects across Asia.

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