Certification

The Climate Bonds Standard and Certification Scheme is a labelling scheme for bonds, loans & other debt instruments. Rigorous scientific criteria ensure that it is consistent with the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement to limit warming to under 2 degrees. The Scheme is used globally by bond issuers, governments, investors and the financial markets to prioritise investments which genuinely contribute to addressing climate change.

 

B.Grimm Power

 

This is the first Certified Climate Bond issued in Thailand. They will be wholly bought by Asia Development Bank (ADB).

B.Grimm was established in 1993 and is one of Thailand’s largest private power producers with a total capacity of 2,045 megawatts across 15 gas-fired plants. In recent years, it has diversified into renewable energy and now also operates 15 solar power plants. Based on this success and strong potential for expansion in Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries, B.Grimm plans to increase the share of renewable energy generation in its portfolio from 10% to 30% by 2021.

The green bond proceeds will be earmarked for nine operational solar power plants with a total capacity of 67.7 megawatts (MW) and seven solar plants under construction—all in Thailand and with a total capacity of 30.8 MW.

 

DATE OF ISSUE  TYPE OF INSTRUMENT SIZE  TENOR  COUNTRY OF ISSUE CLIMATE BONDS SECTOR CRITERIA VERIFIER'S REPORT ANNUAL REPORT FURTHER INFORMATION
December 2018 Use of Proceeds Bond 5 billion Thai baht (USD 155 million) 5, 7 years Thailand Solar

pre issuance verification report

post issuance verification

 

press release by ADB

news article