Company name

Inversiones de Generación Eléctricas, S.A. (“Ingelsa”)

Project number

11784-08

Category A projects could result in potentially significant environmental and/or social risks and impacts, which are diverse, irreversible, or unprecedented that may extend beyond the boundaries of the actual project site or facilities. In principle, Category A includes projects which have significant impacts on protected or sensitive areas21 and/ or vulnerable groups.

E&S category
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A

Country

Honduras

Sector

Energy

Status

Hold

Disclosed date

10/30/2018

Projected date at which a project will be put forward for the Board of Executive Directors’ approval.

Projected board date
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11/03/2020

Approval date

11/24/2020

Signed date

N/A

Sponsoring entity

Hermacasa, S.A and Emin J. Abufele

Team leader

Garcia de Paredes, Margarita Raquel

Investment type

Syndicated amount

N/A

Financing amount

USD $ 20,250,000

Currency

USD

Project scope and objective

The PH Jilamito Project consists of the development, construction, commissioning and operation of run-of-the-river hydroelectric plant with an installed capacity of 14.8MW that will connect to the national grid via a 10.5 km / 34.5kV transmission line from the powerhouse substation to a switching substation to be built, owned and operated by Ingelsa (the “Project”). The Project will sell energy under a power purchase agreement (“PPA”) with Empresa Nacional de Energía Eléctrica (“ENEE”), Honduras state-owned electricity utility.

The Borrower is Inversiones de Generación Eléctricas, S.A., a special purpose vehicle established under Honduran law as a sociedad anónima to carry out the Project. The Borrower’s share capital is owned by Hermacasa, S.A, a company ultimately controlled by Emin J. Abufele and Simonds International Corporation.

The total cost of the Project is approximately US$75.6 million, including reserve accounts, financing costs and interest during construction. IDB Invest will participate in the financing by providing senior debt for US$20.25 million.

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Environmental and social review

IDB Invest conducts an environmental and social due diligence (ESDD) commensurate with the nature, scale, and stage of the project, and with its level of environmental and social risks and impacts. The ESDD will confirm the project E&S categorization and assess the project with respect to the client requirements in IDB Invest Environmental and Social Sustainability Policy. The results of the ESDD, including any identified gaps are described in the Environmental and Social Review Summary (ESRS) provided below. Any gaps with respect to the IDB Invest Sustainability Policy at the time of the ESDD are addressed in the Environmental and Social Action Plan (ESAP) provided below.

CATEGORY JUSTIFICATION

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ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL REVIEW

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IDB INVEST REAFFIRMS ITS COMMITMENT TO HUMAN RIGHTS

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IDBINVEST ENV SOC BROCHURE FINAL-ENG.PDF

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RESPONSE TO MADJ RFI IDBINV0001380.PDF

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200420 FINAL REPORT ON JILAMITO BCS WATER STRATEGY VER 2.1 .PDF

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BID INVEST CARTA A MADJ 2020 10 22

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FAQ ABOUT THE JILAMITO HYDROELECTRIC PROJECT

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RUN-OF-THE-RIVER HYDROELECTRIC PLANT PRESENTATION

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Client files

This section provides the key environmental and social assessment documents produced by the client for this project.

1. DAC ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITATIVE DIAGNOSTIC JILAMITO COMPRESSED (2).PDF

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3. FORMULARIO DAC JILAMITO COMPRESSED (2).PDF

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4. STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT PROCESS JILAMITO COMPRESSED (1).PDF

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5. REFORESTATION & CONSERVATION PLAN JILAMITO COMPRESSED.PDF

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6. ESMP JILAMITO.PDF

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7. HEALTH & SAFETY PLAN JILAMITO.PDF

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8. ANALYSIS OF ALTERNATIVES JILAMITO COMPRESSED (1).PDF

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9. SOCIAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT

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10. TRANSMISSION LINE IMPACT ASSESSMENT JILAMITO.PDF

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11. ECOLOGICAL FLOW ANALYSIS JILAMITO.PDF

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12. CUMULATIVE IMPACTS ASSESSMENT JILAMITO.PDF

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13. CRITICAL HABITAT ASSESSMENT JILAMITO.PDF

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14. DESPACHO SERNA JILAMITO.PDF

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15. LICENCIA AMBIENTAL JILAMITO.PDF

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16. LISTADO ESPECIES FAUNA JILAMITO(16).PDF

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TRAFFIC TRANSPORTATION JILAMITO(17).PDF

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ESTUDIO FAUNA ACUATICA JILAMITO(18).PDF

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SOCIAL BASELINE REPORT FINAL (19).PDF

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DRAFT OF FINAL BIODIVERSITY BASELINE REPORT APRIL 1, 2019.PDF

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JILAMITO ESIA 4 APRIL.PDF

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ESRS & ESAP (SPA) APR15-2019

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ESRS & ESAP (ENG) APR15-2019

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PH Jilamito provides a unique opportunity to showcase what a viable, sustainable, and socially inclusive small hydro-power project can do for an under-served and underdeveloped area. Beyond putting an end to the frequent power outages that plague the northern region, PH Jilamito will positively impact the lives of Hondurans by providing clean energy, more jobs, and a plan to manage and protect the area’s natural resources:

 

  • The project is expected to produce 84.7 GWh per year of renewable energy, that will help reduce the 250 MWh deficit affecting the country.
  • The project will create 400 local construction jobs and 30 operation positions, mobilizing the region’s economy. 
  • In conjunction with the community and local NGOs, PH Jilamito will contribute with the reforestation of 70 hectares of national park that have been negatively affected by agricultural activities.
  • PH Jilamito will support the management of Texiguat Wildlife Reserve, a known habitat for several threatened endemic species, including seven frog specimens discovered while performing the project’s environmental and social due diligence.
  • Through an alliance with water boards (“juntas de agua”) and local communities, new infrastructure will be set up to ensure safe and sustainable drinking water for the communities in the project’s area of influence.

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Client Contact

CONTACT NAME

Jorge Rodriguez

POSITION

Project Manager

PHONE NUMBER

+(504) 2565-2820 Ext. 910

EMAIL

info@iesa.hn

IDB Invest Contact

EMAIL

requestinformation@idbinvest.org

PHONE

+1(202)-566-4566

ADDRESS

1350 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005

COUNTRY OFFICES

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