17 May 2017
Promoter – Financial Intermediary
Infrastructure equity fund targeting energy transition assets (renewable energy, district heating and public lighting projects) primarily in France and more widely in the eurozone
The fund is expected to target three investment areas: (i) heat generation and distribution, (ii) wind energy, and (iii) other renewable energy and energy efficiency projects (solar, small hydro, biomass, street lighting, etc.).
- Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply
- Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities
Proposed EIB finance (Approximate amount)
EUR 50 million
Total cost (Approximate amount)
EUR 200 million
Most, if not all, of the renewable energy projects financed by the fund are expected to fall under Annex II of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Directive 2011/92/EU, in which case the projects may be subject to a full EIA following screening based on Annex III of the EIA Directive by the competent authorities. The promoter's capacity and procedures will be assessed to ensure that the fund management and its investee companies are in compliance with the Bank's environmental and social requirements for infrastructure fund activities.
The fund's investment guidelines will be required to ensure that procurement procedures applied by the underlying investments financed by the fund are in line with the provisions of the relevant directives. Most, if not all, of the projects financed by the fund are expected not to be subject to public procurement procedures as outlined in Directive 2004/17/EC or 2014/25/EU, where applicable.
Signed - 1/12/2017