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IPPToday #20: San Diego launches RFP for 500-MW hydro storage facility

IPPToday #20: San Diego launches RFP for 500-MW hydro storage facility

🕔Jul 20, 2017

The San Diego County Water Authority has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a potential 500-megawatt pumped storage project at the San Vicente Reservoir site that could lessen upward pressure on water rates and also increase opportunities for renewable energy penetration throughout the region by leveraging existing infrastructure at San Vicente Reservoir.

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IPPToday #19: EIB backs EUR 4.3bn of energy investments

IPPToday #19: EIB backs EUR 4.3bn of energy investments

🕔Jul 19, 2017

The European Investment Bank (EIB) board has approved €4.3 billion (~US$5 billlion) in financing for the development of energy projects, including renewables, in Europe and India.

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IPPToday #18: Saudi Arabia launches RFQ for 400 MW wind project in Dumat Al Jandal

IPPToday #18: Saudi Arabia launches RFQ for 400 MW wind project in Dumat Al Jandal

🕔Jul 18, 2017

The Renewable Energy Project Development Office (REPDO), of Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources, has today issued the request for qualification (RFQ) for 400 MW of wind power in Dumat Al Jandal, in Al Jouf region of Saudi Arabia.

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IPPToday #17: K-Electric unveils plan for 900 MW power project

IPPToday #17: K-Electric unveils plan for 900 MW power project

🕔Jul 17, 2017

K-Electric has unveiled the plan for the development of a 900 MW power project that will significantly increase generation capacity and play a critical role in further supporting the energy needs of Karachi, Pakistan.

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IPPToday #16: MASEN issues RFP for the 800-MW Noor Midelt solar project

IPPToday #16: MASEN issues RFP for the 800-MW Noor Midelt solar project

🕔Jul 14, 2017

The Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (MASEN) has started the next stage of the tender process for the phase 1 of the 800 MW Noor Midelt solar power complex issuing a Request of Proposals (RFP) to the consortia shorlisted.

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IPPToday #15: NRG gets US$685 MM financing for a natural gas-fired generating facility

IPPToday #15: NRG gets US$685 MM financing for a natural gas-fired generating facility

🕔Jul 13, 2017

NRG Repowering Holdings LLC has obtained a US$685 million financing for the development, construction and operation of the Carlsbad Energy Center, a 558 MW Natural Gas-Fired Generating Facility in California. 

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IPPToday #14: Minnesota Commission Gives Green Light for Xcel Energy’s Largest Upper Midwest Wind Expansion

IPPToday #14: Minnesota Commission Gives Green Light for Xcel Energy’s Largest Upper Midwest Wind Expansion

🕔Jul 11, 2017

The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission has approved Xcel Energy’s plan for the largest expansion of wind energy in the Upper Midwest. The North Dakota Public Service Commission will review the plan later this year.

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IPPToday #13: DONG Energy and Vattenfall secure investments in the Horns Rev 2 and Horns Rev 3 wind farms

IPPToday #13: DONG Energy and Vattenfall secure investments in the Horns Rev 2 and Horns Rev 3 wind farms

🕔Jul 10, 2017

DONG Energy and Vattenfall have initiated a common project to ensure the emergency power supply for DONG Energy's wind farm, Horns Rev 2, and Vattenfall's upcoming wind farm Horns Rev 3.

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IPPToday #12: EIB mulls loan for Borssele III and IV wind projects

IPPToday #12: EIB mulls loan for Borssele III and IV wind projects

🕔Jul 7, 2017

A development consortium led by Shell is seeking European Investment Bank funding for the up to 740 MW Borssele 3&4 offshore wind farm in the Netherlands.

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IPPToday #11: AES closes US$2 billion in financing for 1.4 GW Southland repowering project

IPPToday #11: AES closes US$2 billion in financing for 1.4 GW Southland repowering project

🕔Jul 6, 2017

The AES Corporation has announced the closing of US$2.0 billion in long-term, non-recourse financing for its 1,384 MW Southland repowering project in Southern California.

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IPPToday #10: Vortex to refinance its 365 MW UK solar portfolio

IPPToday #10: Vortex to refinance its 365 MW UK solar portfolio

🕔Jul 5, 2017

Vortex, the European renewables platform has announced the the £337 million (US$435 million) refinancing of a 365 MW portfolio comprising 24 operational PV solar farms in the UK. 

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IPPToday #9: EWE to build the world’s largest battery project

IPPToday #9: EWE to build the world’s largest battery project

🕔Jul 4, 2017

EWE GASSPEICHER GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Oldenburg-based utility company EWE, has announced its intentions to build the world’s largest battery by employing the well-known redox flow battery principle (in which electrical energy is stored in a liquid) along with new, environmentally friendly components in underground salt caverns.

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IPPToday #8: TEDA issues RfP for 500-MW solar park in Tamil Nadu

IPPToday #8: TEDA issues RfP for 500-MW solar park in Tamil Nadu

🕔Jul 3, 2017

The Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency (TEDA) has issued a request for proposal (RFP) for the development of a 500 MW solar park in the state through solar power park developers (SSPDs).

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IPPToday #7: BNDES approves a US$303-million loan for the development of Brazilian wind projects

IPPToday #7: BNDES approves a US$303-million loan for the development of Brazilian wind projects

🕔Jun 30, 2017

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IPPToday #6: Indian state of Maharashtra to tender 2 GW of solar projects

IPPToday #6: Indian state of Maharashtra to tender 2 GW of solar projects

🕔Jun 29, 2017

The Maharashtra State Power Generation Company (MAHAGENCO) has launched the expression of interest (EoI) for the development of of up to 2 GW of new solar power capacity across Maharashtra.

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IPPToday #5: New tender in India for 750 MW solar parks in Rajasthan

IPPToday #5: New tender in India for 750 MW solar parks in Rajasthan

🕔Jun 28, 2017

Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has launched another solar tender for the 750-MW Grid Connected Solar Photo Voltaic Power Projects in the state of Rajasthan.

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IPPToday #4: Financial Close for the Tierra Mojada Power Plant in Mexico

IPPToday #4: Financial Close for the Tierra Mojada Power Plant in Mexico

🕔Jun 27, 2017

Fisterra Energy, a company majority owned by Blackstone’s energy-focused private equity fund, Blackstone Energy Partners, and global private equity fund, Blackstone Capital Partners, have announced it has achieved a financial closing for the Tierra Mojada combined-cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plant in Guadalajara, Mexico.

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IPPToday #3: Alliant Energy launches RFP for 200-MW of wind in Wisconsin

IPPToday #3: Alliant Energy launches RFP for 200-MW of wind in Wisconsin

🕔Jun 26, 2017

US-based Alliant Energy’s Wisconsin utility, Wisconsin Power and Light Co., has launched a request for proposals (RfP) for 200 MW of wind power capacity to be developed within the service territory of the utility.

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IPPToday #2: Argentina approves 1,310-MW Nestor Kirchner-Jorge Cepernic hydro complex

IPPToday #2: Argentina approves 1,310-MW Nestor Kirchner-Jorge Cepernic hydro complex

🕔Jun 21, 2017

Argentina’s Federal Energy Council has unanimous given the go-ahead for the development of the stalled 1,310-MW Nestor Kirchner–Jorge Cepernic hydropower complex planned for Santa Cruz River in Argentina.

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IPPToday #1: Tamil Nadu solar auction attracts 3.7 GW of bids

IPPToday #1: Tamil Nadu solar auction attracts 3.7 GW of bids

🕔Jun 20, 2017

A tender by Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) to procure 1500 MW of solar power has been oversubscribed, with 3,780 MW of bids.

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