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.
Energy Finance & Investment News in Australia
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.
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.
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.
Macquarie Capital secures equity investments and offtake agreements for 228 MW wind farm in Australia
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.
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).
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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 assets. Resonance will acquire the assets through the specialised international infrastructure investment fund, Resonance Industrial Water Infrastructure Fund Limited (RIWIF).
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.
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.
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.
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).
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).