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IPPToday #98: BNDES and IDB sign US$2.4 B loan for infrastructure and sustainable energy projects

IPPToday #98: BNDES and IDB sign US$2.4 B loan for infrastructure and sustainable energy projects

🕔Nov 14, 2017

The president of the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES), Paulo Rabello de Castro, and the vice-president for Countries of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Alexandre Meira da Rosa, have signed an agreement of a conditional credit line worth USD 2.4 billion to fund  infrastructure and sustainable energy projects and productive projects of small and medium companies.

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IPPToday #96: Enel Green Power signs Brazilian solar debt

IPPToday #96: Enel Green Power signs Brazilian solar debt

🕔Nov 10, 2017

The Brazilian Bank will provide funding for three solar photovoltaic facilities totaling 350 MW of Enel, and a 132 MW project under development by Norwegian companies Scatec Solar and a Statoil.

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IPPToday #76: Enel sells 80 % stake in 1.7GW  renewable energy portfolio

IPPToday #76: Enel sells 80 % stake in 1.7GW renewable energy portfolio

🕔Oct 11, 2017

Enel S.p.A., acting through its renewables subsidiary Enel Green Power S.p.A., has signed agreements with the Canadian institutional investor Caisse de dépot et placement du Québec (CDPQ) and the investment vehicle of the leading Mexican pension funds CKD Infraestructura México S.A. de C.V. for the sale of 80% of the share capital of a newly formed Mexican holding company, owner of the entire capital of eight special purpose vehicles (SPVs).

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IPPToday #67: Brazil awards nearly US$4B in hydropower auction

IPPToday #67: Brazil awards nearly US$4B in hydropower auction

🕔Sep 28, 2017

The Brazilian government has sold operating licenses for four hydroelectric dams with a total value of nearly US$4 billion.  

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Statkraft and Norfund swap hydropower shares

Statkraft and Norfund swap hydropower shares

🕔Sep 28, 2017

Statkraft and Norfund have closed an agreement to swap shares in their jointly owned international hydropower assets.

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Renova sells 605 MW Umburanas wind complex to Engie

Renova sells 605 MW Umburanas wind complex to Engie

🕔Aug 30, 2017

Renova Energia S.A. has signed an agreement to sell its rights and obligations related to the 605-MW Umburanas wind farm complex project in Brazil’s Bahia state to Engie Brasil Energia S.A. 

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Brazil's Chesf completes grid connection for 2.9 GW of wind projects

Brazil's Chesf completes grid connection for 2.9 GW of wind projects

🕔Aug 21, 2017

Brazil's Companhia Hidro Elétrica do São Francisco (Chesf) has completed all the electric power transmission works required to lease the production of the wind farms operating in the Northeast of the country.

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AES Tiete closes 386-MW Alto Sertão II wind complex acquisition in Bahia

AES Tiete closes 386-MW Alto Sertão II wind complex acquisition in Bahia

🕔Aug 9, 2017

AES Tiete Energia SA, the brazilian power producer, has concluded the acquisition of the totality of shares of Nova Energia Holding S.A., holder, through Renova, of the Alto Sertão II Wind Farm.

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IPPToday #27: Brazil tenders the termination of  4.25 GW of renewables

IPPToday #27: Brazil tenders the termination of 4.25 GW of renewables

🕔Jul 31, 2017

ANEEL, the Brazilian Electricity Regulatory Agency has announced an unusual tender aimed to eliminate part of the excess capacity that Brazil has at the moment. The auction involves the termination of 4,248.5 MW of wind, solar and hydropower projects.

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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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EDF acquires 80% stake in 115-MW Brazilian solar project

EDF acquires 80% stake in 115-MW Brazilian solar project

🕔Jun 20, 2017

EDF Energies Nouvelles has acquired an 80% interest in the Pirapora II photovoltaic project from Canadian Solar Inc., which is retaining a 20% stake and manufacturing the photovoltaic panels at its local plant.

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Renova cancels 188 MW of wind projects in Brazil

Renova cancels 188 MW of wind projects in Brazil

🕔May 25, 2017

Brazil's renewable power generation company Renova Energia SA has announced it has canceled 188.2  MW of wind projects in Brazil.

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Actis wind platform acquires two wind farms in Brazil

Actis wind platform acquires two wind farms in Brazil

🕔May 17, 2017

Actis has announced that its wind platform Echoenergia has acquired 100% of two operating wind farms in the North East of Brazil, from Brazilian premier wind developer Casa dos Ventos. The two wind farms, with contracted 20-year PPAs, total 346MW.

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Brazil's BNDES approves financing for 150-MW solar project

Brazil's BNDES approves financing for 150-MW solar project

🕔May 15, 2017

Brazil's National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES) has approved BRL529 million  (USD 167.8 million) funding for the implementation of the Pirapora Solar Complex in Minas Gerais.

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Aneel auctions US$4B in transmission projects

Aneel auctions US$4B in transmission projects

🕔May 5, 2017

Brazil's latest energy transmission auction attracted BRL12.7 billion (US$4 billion) in investments according to the country's power sector regulator company Aneel.

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Brazilian developer secures financing for wind project development

Brazilian developer secures financing for wind project development

🕔Apr 27, 2017

Atlantic Energias Renováveis ​​SA has signed a financing agreement with Banco Regional de Desenvolvimento do Extremo Sul (BRDE), in the amount of BRL230 million (US$73 million), for a total investment of BRL1.2 billion (US$380 million) for the implementation of the Santa Vitória do Palmar Wind Complex in the extreme south of Rio Grande do Sul.

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Brazil to auction nearly 3 GW of hydropower plant concession rights

Brazil to auction nearly 3 GW of hydropower plant concession rights

🕔Apr 26, 2017

Later this year, concession rights for five hydropower projects will be auctioned by Brazil's Ministry of Mines and Energy

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AES Tiete to buy 386-MW Brazilian wind complex from Renova

AES Tiete to buy 386-MW Brazilian wind complex from Renova

🕔Apr 20, 2017

AES Tiete Energia SA has entered into an agreement with Renova Energia S.A.  for the purchase of the totality shares of the 386-MW Alto Sertao II wind power complex in Bahia (Brazil).

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Engie switches on a 97 MW wind complex in Brazil

Engie switches on a 97 MW wind complex in Brazil

🕔Apr 19, 2017

Engie Brasil Energia SA has announced the commissioning its 97.2 MW wind complex in Ceara State, Brazil.

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BNDES selects Vinci to manage its sustainable energy fund

BNDES selects Vinci to manage its sustainable energy fund

🕔Apr 17, 2017

The Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) through its investment subsidiary BNDESPAR has selected Vinci Partners to manage its BRL-500 million (US$162.9 million) sustainable energy fund.

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