Greenalia has announced the European Investment Bank has approved a senior loan up to EUR60 million (US$ 74million) for a 50 MW biomass power project that it is developing in Spain.
Sappi and Fusion Energy have reached financial close on the 25 MW Ngodwana Energy Biomass Project, the first biomass project procured under South Africa's Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP).
ACWA Power has announced that ICBC is acting as the mandated lead arranger for a US$1.5 billion senior loan for the fourth phase of the Mohamed bin Rashid Solar Park, the largest thermo-solar power plant in the world. Financial close is expected shortly.
The Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning of the state government of Queensland has signed an Agreement for Lease with Acciona for 1,250 hectares of state-owned land at Aldoga, Gladstone region, on which the company will install a 265 MW solar farm.
JinkoSolar has secured financing for the Viborillas solar project, which involves the development of a 100 MW ground-mounted solar farm in Yucatán state, Mexico. Lenders are providing a US$108 Million syndicated loan to the project company.
Lebanon’s Center for Energy Conservation (LCEC) has issued a Request for Expresions of Interest (RFEOI) for the design, development, financing, construction and operation of photovoltaic parks with between 210 MWp and 300 MWp capacity and battery storage, at various locations throughout Lebanon as selected by the developers.
Evergaz has partnered with Meridiam Transition, a fund dedicated to the ecological transition in European infrastructures, to develop, own and operate thirty biogas plants in Europe by 2020.
BayWa r.e. has secured a long-term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for the Don Rodrigo solar plant, located in Andalusia in the south of Spain, enabling the developer to proceed with the construction of the plant. This advances the development of one of the first solar projects of this size in Europe without any subsidies.
GE Energy Financial Services has announced that it has secured US$150 million project financing to refinance and expand the Los Guindos open-cycle thermoelectric power plant in central Chile, which has been in operation since July 2015 at 139 MW capacity.
ENGIE has announced that it has won a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for a 200 MW wind project in Tamil Nadu, a state in the south of India.
The government of British Columbia has announced new conditions and tax rebates for liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects in the province, in a suspected bid to prompt the final investment decision of the LNG Canada project, which was delayed indefinitely in July 2016.
With support from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) and CDC, the development finance institutions of the USA and UK respectively, the Tè Power project has reached financial close. Tè Power Company S.A.S.U., owned by Endeavour Energy, will construct a 50MW thermal power plant in Conakry, the capital city of Guinea.
EDP Renewables (EDPR) has secured a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Hoosier Energy Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc., enabling the development of the 200 MW Riverstart Solar Park in Randolph County, Indiana, USA.
NEC Capital Solutions Ltd is providing a syndicated loan of JPY2.8 billion (US$26.4 million) to Japan Asia Group Ltd (JAG) for the construction of a 16.6 MW solar power plant in Sano city, Tochigi prefecture.
The Ministry of Energy Infrastructure and Natural Resources of the Government of Armenia has announced that Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV) has been selected as the winning bidder in a tender for the construction of a 55 MW solar park in the Gegharkunik province of the country.
The Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) has signed a loan agreement with PT Supreme Energy Rantau Dedap (SERD) for project finance amounting up to approximately US$188 million for the Rantau Dedap Geothermal Power Project in Indonesia. SERD is an Indonesian company partially owned by Marubeni Corporation and Tohoku Electric Power Co., Ltd.
The Government of Odisha, through its renewable energy promotion agency GRIDCO, has issued a Request for Selection (RfS) for the development of 200 MW grid-connected solar photovoltaic power projects to be set up in Odisha, a state in the east of India. Responses are invited until 29 April 2018.
Tri Global Energy has announced the closing of project financing and start of construction for the Blue Cloud Wind Energy Project, with co-developer Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) making an undisclosed equity investment in the project.
Fortum has signed an agreement to purchase the entire annual wind power production from Taaleri’s portfolio in Finland. The total installed capacity of the portfolio is 312 MW, and its annual output is approximately 1 TWh, which represents around 1.5% of Finnish electricity production in 2017.
The Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) and National Centre for Energy Control (CENACE) of Mexico have launched the country's fourth long-term renewable energy auction. The objective of this auction is to add 13,000 MW of generation capacity and 38 TWh of clean energy to the Mexican electricity market by 2021.