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Energy Finance & Investment News in Australia

Financial close for US$200 million wind farm in Tasmania

Financial close for US$200 million wind farm in Tasmania

🕔Jul 13, 2018

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.

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113 MW wind farm in Australia refinanced for US$150 million

113 MW wind farm in Australia refinanced for US$150 million

🕔Jul 10, 2018

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.

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IPPToday #238: Malakoff refinances largest wind farm in Australia for US$370 million

IPPToday #238: Malakoff refinances largest wind farm in Australia for US$370 million

🕔Jun 26, 2018

Malakoff Corp Bhd’s Australian subsidiary Wind Macarthur Finco Pty ltd (WMFPL) has completed the refinancing of the 420 MW Macarthur wind farm, located in south-west Victoria, Australia.

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Genex offered US$380 million government funding for Queensland renewable hub

Genex offered US$380 million government funding for Queensland renewable hub

🕔Jun 22, 2018

Genex Power Limited has announced it has received an indicative term sheet for a long-term concessional debt facility of up to AUD516 million (US$383.75 million) from the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) Board for Stage 2 of the planned renewables complex in Kidston, northern Queensland.

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Macquarie Capital secures equity investments and offtake agreements for 228 MW wind farm in Australia

Macquarie Capital secures equity investments and offtake agreements for 228 MW wind farm in Australia

🕔Jun 21, 2018

Macquarie Capital has announced that it has closed project financing for the Lal Lal wind project, located in Victoria, Australia, and agreed the acquisition of an 80% stake in the project with Northleaf Capital Partners and InfraRed Capital

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NAB finalises US$150 million Low Carbon Shared Portfolio

NAB finalises US$150 million Low Carbon Shared Portfolio

🕔Jun 19, 2018

National Australia Bank (NAB) has announced that it has finalised its Low Carbon Shared Portfolio, valued at AUD200 million (US$148.7 million), with investors including the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) and Insurance Australia Group Limited (IAG).

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IPPToday #230: Hydro Tasmania identifies 4,800 MW pumped hydro potential

IPPToday #230: Hydro Tasmania identifies 4,800 MW pumped hydro potential

🕔Jun 12, 2018

Australian utility Hydro Tasmania has announced that it has identified eight locations for up to fourteen pumped hydro storage projects in the island-state, located 240km south of the Australian mainland, separated by the Bass Strait. The so-called Battery of the Nation initiative considered around 2,000 sites to identify these fourteen potential projects, which altogether represent about 4,800 MW of pumped storage capacity.

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Financing secured for US$190 million wind farm in Australia

Financing secured for US$190 million wind farm in Australia

🕔Jun 4, 2018

CWP Renewables and Partners Group have secured a AUD113 million (US$85.5 million) senior debt facility for the 135 MW Crudine Ridge wind farm, located near Mudgee in New South Wales. The estimated total investment required is AUD250 million (US$189.25 million).

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RFEOI issued for 800 MW renewable projects in Australia

RFEOI issued for 800 MW renewable projects in Australia

🕔May 30, 2018

Snowy Hydro, an end-to-end electricity provider in Australia, has published a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEOI) for the supply of long-term offtake arrangements from renewable energy sources - 400 MW of wind and 400 MW of solar power.

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IPPToday #220: Partners Group to invest US$530 million in Australian renewables platform

IPPToday #220: Partners Group to invest US$530 million in Australian renewables platform

🕔May 28, 2018

Partners Group has announced that it has agreed to invest AUD700 million (US$528.2 million) in a new large-scale renewable energy platform in Australia, to be called Grassroots Renewable Energy Platform. It will construct over 1.3 GW of new wind power, solar power and battery storage assets across Australia within the next four years.

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Neoen secures planning approval for US$225 million green power hub in Australia

Neoen secures planning approval for US$225 million green power hub in Australia

🕔May 22, 2018

The Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning of the Government of Queensland, a state in the north-east of Australia, has announced that the State has provided development approval for a wind farm project with up to 29 turbines as part of Neoen’s planned green power hub at Kaban 80km south west of Cairns.

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First Solar closes financing for 87 MW solar project in New South Wales

First Solar closes financing for 87 MW solar project in New South Wales

🕔May 21, 2018

First Solar has achieved financial close of the Beryl Solar project, which involves the construction of an 87 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant in New South Wales, south-east Australia.

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Financial close for 80 MW wind farm in Australia

Financial close for 80 MW wind farm in Australia

🕔May 16, 2018

National Australia Bank (NAB) has announced that it provided funding for the Crowlands Wind Farm project in Western Victoria, which achieved financial close last month. Pacific Hydro secured AUD80 million of non-recourse project financing for the project.

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250 MW gas-fired power station to be developed in New South Wales

250 MW gas-fired power station to be developed in New South Wales

🕔Apr 30, 2018

AGL Energy Limited has announced its commitment to build a 252 MW gas-fired electricity generation plant near Newcastle in New South Wales, a state in the south-east of Australia. The company estimates that this will require an investment of up to AUD400 million (US$303.1 million).

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Resonance Industrial Water Infrastructure Fund invests in bioenergy projects

Resonance Industrial Water Infrastructure Fund invests in bioenergy projects

🕔Apr 24, 2018

ReNu Energy Limited has announced that it has reached an agreement with Resonance Asset Management Limited regarding the sale of a 70% majority equity stake in ReNu Energy’s existing bioenergy assetsResonance will acquire the assets through the specialised international infrastructure investment fund, Resonance Industrial Water Infrastructure Fund Limited (RIWIF).

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IPPToday #195: 3.5 GW submitted in Victoria's first renewables auction

IPPToday #195: 3.5 GW submitted in Victoria's first renewables auction

🕔Apr 18, 2018

The Energy Minister of the Government of Victoria has announced that the Australian state's first large-scale renewable energy auction attracted bids amounting to over 3,500 MW generation capacity. This is over five times the capacity that the government planned to allocate.

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Acciona wins US$400 million solar project in Queensland

Acciona wins US$400 million solar project in Queensland

🕔Apr 17, 2018

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.

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IPPToday #185: Planning approval secured for Australia's largest wind farm

IPPToday #185: Planning approval secured for Australia's largest wind farm

🕔Apr 4, 2018

The Minister for Planning of the Government of New South Wales, a state in the south-east of Australia, has approved Epuron's plans to construct the Liverpool Range Wind Farm, which will consist of up to 267 wind turbines generating approximately 1,000 MW, making it Australia's largest wind farm.

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IPPToday #181: Neoen secures financial close of US$270 million wind-storage project in Australia

IPPToday #181: Neoen secures financial close of US$270 million wind-storage project in Australia

🕔Mar 26, 2018

Neoen has secured project financing for the Bulgana Green Power Hub project, a 194MW wind farm and 20 MW battery storage facility to be constructed near Stawell in Victoria, Australia. The total investment of the project is AUD350 million (US$269.91 million).

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Neoen secures government funding for 350 MW solar-wind-hydrogen complex in South Australia

Neoen secures government funding for 350 MW solar-wind-hydrogen complex in South Australia

🕔Mar 20, 2018

The state government of South Australia has announced plans to finance the development of a 50MW hydrogen electrolyser that would be powered by a new wind and solar complex at Crystal Brook, north of Adelaide. The estimated cost of the project, known as the Hydrogen Superhub is AUD600 million (US$464.3 million).

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