Selected Project Examples

Support for the EBRD in identifying and assessing RE projects in the Ukraine

Support for the EBRD in identifying and assessing RE projects in the Ukraine

Fichtner is supporting the EBRD in implementing the Renewable Energy Direct Lending Facility (USELF). Under this facility, the EBRD provides debt financing for RE projects that meet certain technical, financial, environmental and integrity standards. All types of project for the use of renewable energy are eligible for funding, including hydropower, wind power, biomass, biogas and solar energy. Fichtner’s remit was to assist the EBRD in launching, implementing and monitoring the facility, as well as providing training, capacity building and implementation support for project developers.

Fichtner services

  • Commercialization of the facility and development of a pipeline of projects in the renewable energy sector, including hydropower, wind power, biomass, and solar power
  • Screening, evaluation and due diligence of proposed projects, including technical, financial, legal, commercial, and environmental aspects, as well as project approval support
  • Legal, commercial, and institutional evaluation of potential borrowers
  • Assistance for borrowers and project developers in preparing energy projects, including drafting document templates and contracts to be used by developers
  • Identification of training needs and training and capacity building for developers and local Ukrainian financiers
  • Monitoring the implementation of RE projects receiving loans from the EBRD
  • Support for local authorities on issues related to renewable energy development and renewable energy tariff setting

Client

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)