Hyderabad/ Mumbai, Sep 5 : Union Bank of India (UBI) and Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA) on Tuesday announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to foster collaboration and cooperation in various areas of renewable energy and financial assistance.
This MoU represents a significant step forward in advancing the goals of sustainable development and renewable energy adoption in India, the bank said in a release.
The MoU was held in Mumbai in the presence of A Manimekhalai, Managing Director & CEO, Union Bank of India & Pradip Kumar Das, CMD, IREDA.
The MoU comes into effect immediately upon signing and is initially valid for a period of five years. It may be extended further upon mutual consent of the parties involved, highlighting their long-term commitment to fostering the growth of renewable energy projects in India.
Under the MoU, both UBI and IREDA have pledged to collaborate on various fronts, including co-originating renewable energy projects, loan syndication and underwriting, management of Third-Party Resources (TRA) for IREDA borrowers, and the potential investment in IREDA Bonds.
Specifically, the collaboration encompasses the co-origination of projects in the realm of renewable energy, encompassing Small Hydro projects and Ethanol Projects.
Additionally, UBI and IREDA will work together to facilitate the syndication and underwriting of loans for renewable energy projects, promoting easier access to financial resources for the development of such projects.
The Bank will also play a crucial role in managing Third-Party Resources (TRA) for borrowers associated with IREDA, further enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of project management.