Hawaiian Electric Companies has announced that it is now in contract negotiations with seven developers regarding major solar-plus-storage projects to be located on three Hawaiian islands, representing the largest infusion of renewable energy in state history.
ENGIE has announced that it has entered into a partnership with STOA, a French infrastructure and power equity investor in developing countries, to build a wind platform in India, through a joint venture owned 50/50 by the two entities.
REDEN Solar has announced that it has successfully completed the refinancing of its Portuguese and Spanish assets, raising a total of EUR100.5 million (US$116.60 million) in the process.
Google has announced that it has signed agreements to purchase renewable energy from three new wind farms in Finland totaling 190 MW. The wind farms are being developed by CPC, Neoen, and WPD.
VivoPower International PLC has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary in Australia, VivoPower Pty Ltd has entered into a partnership with IT Power (Australia) Pty Ltd (ITP) to jointly develop a portfolio of utility-scale ground-mounted solar projects in New South Wales.
The Department of Energy of the US government has announced the selection of 36 projects totaling US$80 million to support early-stage bioenergy research and development (R&D). This R&D will enable cost-competitive, drop-in renewable hydrocarbon fuels, bio-based products, and power from non-food biomass and waste feedstocks.
Electric Power Development Co., Ltd. (J-POWER) and ENGIE have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate on the development of power projects, particularly in large-scale commercial offshore wind projects.
Statkraft has signed power purchase agreements (PPAs) for six community wind farms in Germany with a total 31 wind turbines. This will allow these wind farms to continue operating after their funding provided by the Erneuerbare-Energien-Gesetz (EEG - Renewable Energy Sources Act) expires.
Senvion has announced that it has signed an agreement which includes the delivery of turbines for up to 300 MW projects in Spain. The project are being developed by Alfanar, which was allocated 720 MW in a renewable energy auction held in July 2017.
Apple, Akamai, Etsy and Swiss Re have announced an agreement to develop two new wind and solar energy farms in Illinois and Virginia. Spearheaded by Apple, the new projects will generate 290 MW to the PJM electric grid serving much of the Eastern United States, including areas of Virginia, Illinois, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland.
CDC, the UK’s development finance institution, and Globeleq have announced a US$66 million debt investment in Malindi Solar Group, which will finance the construction of a 52MWp solar photovoltaic power plant in Malindi , south-east Kenya.
The Dominican Republic's Minister of Energy and Mines has announced that it is changing the way that renewable projects are developed in the country. Instead of awarding PPAs to projects proposed by developers, the Ministry will tender concession contracts for projects that it has designed.
Palisade Investment Partners has announced that the 112 MW Granville Harbour wind farm, with an estimated total investment of AUD280 million (US$209.0 million), has reached financial close.
FCC has secured GBP207.3 million (US$275.5 million) senior long term investment grade debt to refinance two energy from waste (EfW) assets in the United Kingdom: the Allington plant in Kent and Eastcroft facility in Nottingham.
Enlight Renewable Energy has achieved financial close of a 96 MW wind farm to be located in the area of the Golan Heights region controlled by Israel.
On behalf of the Zambian Ministry of Energy, the GET FiT Zambia Secretariat has announced that ten companies or consortia have been shortlisted to develop 100 MW solar photovoltaic projects in the country.
Argentinian energy company Genneia has signed long-term credit agreements for US$132 million debt financing, which will support the construction of two wind farms: 50 MW Villalonga, to be located in the province of Buenos Aires, and 28 MW Chubut Norte I, located in Puerto Madryn, Chubut province.
Electricity Generating Public Company Limited (EGCO) has secured AUD210 million (US$156.8 million) to refinance Boco Rock wind farm in New South Wales, south-east Australia.
Germany's Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway (Bundesnetzagentur) has launched the country's third onshore wind auction of 2018. The agency plans to allocate 670 MW.
It has been recently announced by Lucky Cement that the company has achieved financial close on its 660 MW Lucky Electric Coal Power Project, which is based on Thar coal.