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Powering economies, empowering lives

FMO finances long-term projects which power economies, promote the transition to a low-carbon system and safeguard energy security.

Power shortages are one of the biggest barriers to development for billions of people. Whether it is for cooking, charging cell phones or powering offices and factories, everyone needs affordable and reliable energy resources.

Energy is a key sector for FMO, especially in the areas of generation and distribution, with an emphasis on renewable energy. We have built up a strong track record of investing in energy projects across a range of technologies in Africa, Asia and Latin-America. We do not invest in coal or coal mining.

We offer a full range of financing solutions - (syndicated) loans and equity investments -  for energy generation and distribution projects, off-grid solutions, refurbishments and efficiency improvements. Our initial investments often motivate other development finance institutions and commercial banks to participate in the financing of such projects.

We are committed to promote the adoption of leading international standards in environmental compliance, land tenure, business integrity and social practices.


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Future of Energy

On 11 & 12 April 2022, FMO and Solarplaza hosted the 'Future of Energy' in Amsterdam, uniting global renewable energy players - from top developers to investors. Due to steep population growth, strong economic development and current power deficits, emerging (non-OECD) markets will boast the strongest growth in power demand until 2030. So, how can we harness the potential, momentum, and new enhancements of RE technology to overcome challenges surrounding uncertain policy, frameworks and investment climates?

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Powering economies, empowering lives

Power shortages are one of the biggest barriers to development. FMO finances energy projecst that not only power economies but also promote the transition to a low-carbon system

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Clean Solar Energy Gigawatt, Rwanda

Gigawatt Global completed in record time the first major solar power farm in east Africa– creating jobs and empowering the country with access to clean electricity. FMO arranged the Senior Debt package for this transaction.

A Guide to Insurance for Project Finance Transactions

FMO believes it is important to bring the topic of insurances to the transactional agenda at an early stage of the financing process. This guide informs energy clients about lenders’ basic insurance requirements for project finance transactions.