Private Infrastructure Development Group: Power Stations:Written question - 33617

Q
(Nottingham East)
Asked on: 23 March 2020
Department for International Development
Private Infrastructure Development Group: Power Stations
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will list all Private Infrastructure Development Group investments in power generation facilities using (a) diesel, (b) crude oil and (c) Heavy Fuel Oil as a primary or secondary fuel, specifying for each investment the (i) primary fuel type, (ii) secondary fuel type, (iii) initial investment value and (iv) current net asset value.
A
Answered by: James Duddridge
Answered on: 31 March 2020

PIDG’s strategy now rules out any investing in coal. This is in line with UK Government policy, including the recent announcement at the Africa Investment Summit.

Of the power generation projects which Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) has supported, 2 use diesel and 5 use Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO) as primary fuel sources. PIDG funding has also directly supported diesel as a back-up fuel source for one solar power project.

Project Name

Country

Commitment*
($ million)

Commitment year

Primary

Secondary

AES-Sonel

Cameroon

35.5

2003

HFO

Rabai Power Ltd.

Kenya

32.77

2008

HFO

convertible to LNG

Smart Energy Solutions

Multiple Countries (SSA)

20

2014

Diesel

Tobene Power, Senegal

Senegal

32

2014

HFO

Karadeniz, Multiple countries

Indonesia

15

2015

Diesel

Albatros Energie Mali SA, Mali

Mali

14.66

2016

HFO

Tobene II

Senegal

7.45

2017

HFO

convertible to LNG

Archipelago Hybrid Power Solutions, Indonesia

Indonesia

8.6

2017

Solar PV

Diesel

TOTAL Diesel Primary ($ million)

35

TOTAL HFO Primary ($ million)

122.38

Data on all PIDG investment commitments are available online via its Results Monitoring Database and its annual reports (https://www.pidg.org/). Data on the current net asset value of these investments is commercially confidential and not published.

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