The Carlyle Group has agreed to acquire Emera’s three natural gas-fired generation facilities in New England for $590 million. The seller is Emera Inc. J.P. Morgan provided financial advice on the deal. The transaction is expected to to close in the first quarter of 2019.
Energy Finance & Investment News in Canada
LNG Canada has announced that its joint venture participants – Shell, PETRONAS, PetroChina, Mitsubishi Corporation and KOGAS – have taken a Final Investment Decision (FID) to build an LNG export facility in Kitimat, British Columbia.
Enbridge Inc. has entered into definitive agreements to sell its natural gas gathering and processing (G&P) business based in Canada to Brookfield Infrastructure and its institutional partners for a cash purchase price of CAD4.31 billion (US$3.29 billion).
Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. has announced that it has acquired Ledcor Power Group Ltd.’s 33.3% interest in Creek Power Inc., a company that indirectly owns the 7.5 MW Fitzsimmons Creek, 25.3 MW Boulder Creek and 81.4 MW Upper Lillooet River hydropower projects located in British Columbia, Canada, as well as a portfolio of prospective projects.
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) has signed agreements with Enbridge Inc. to acquire 49% of Enbridge’s interests in select North American onshore renewable power assets, as well as 49% of Enbridge’s interests in two German offshore wind projects for approximately CAD1.75 billion (US$1.36 billion).
Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) has opened the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) stage of rounds 2 and 3 of its Renewable Energy Program (REP), which aims to install 5,000 MW of renewable energy in the state, located in western Canada, by 2030.
Grasshopper Solar, Canada's largest fully-integrated solar energy company, has announced the successful completion of a CAD270 million (US$210.36 million) senior debt facility with Deutsche Bank.
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.
The Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) has opened Rounds 2 and 3 of its Renewable Electricity Program (REP), devised to support the Government of Alberta’s target of 30% renewable electricity by 2030. Expressions of Interest (EOI) for both rounds are invited until 20 April 2018.
IPPToday #154: Government of Alberta announces second and third rounds of 5000 MW Renewable Electricity Program
The Government of Alberta, a province in western Canada, has announced that the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) is preparing to open the second and third series of tenders in its Renewable Electricity Program. In total, the two tenders will award 700 MW renewable energy projects.
Massachusetts utilities has announced that they have selected a Eversource Energy’s subsidiary Northern Pass Transmission (NPT) and Hydro-Québec joint proposal to supply 9.45 TWh of firm clean energy, which will help the state enhance reliability and contribute to its greenhouse gas reduction requirements.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission of the USA has approved the merger application filed by Hydro One Limited in Canada and Avista Corporation in the US. The application, filed in September 2017, concerns a definitive merger agreement under which Hydro One will acquire Avista for CAD67 million (US$53 million) per share in a CAD6.7 billion (US$5.3 billion) all-cash transaction.
DIF has completed the refinancing of a portfolio of three operational, ground-mounted solar photovoltaic projects located in Ontario, Canada.
Capstone Infrastructure Corporation has announced that it has acquired the remaining interests in Glen Dhu Wind Energy Limited Partnership and Fitzpatrick Mountain Wind Energy Inc., and closed a new corporate credit facility.
Pattern Energy Group has announced that it has secured CAD$1 billion (US$798,23 million) financing for the 300 MW Henvey Inlet wind project located on Henvey Inlet First Nation Reserve No. 2 on the northeast shore of the Georgian Bay in Ontario.
Connor, Clark & Lunn Infrastructure has announced the closing of two separate bond financings with a total of approximately CAD359 million (US$279.3 million) for the 50 MW Windsor Solar Project and the 50 MW Southgate Solar Project.
Powin Energy Closes Project Financing from Brookfield Renewable for its Stratford Energy Storage System
Powin Energy Corporation has secured construction to term project financing from renewable power company Brookfield Renewable Partners for its 8.8 MW/40.8 MWh Stratford Energy Storage Project in Stratford, Ontario, Canada
Frontera Energy Corporation has signed an agreement to acquire the outstanding 36.36% ownership of Pacific Midstream Limited from the International Finance Corporation (IFC).
Shenzhen Energy will buy three California solar power plants for approximately US$232 million from Canadian Solar, as a way to diversify their business with power plant construction.
ATCO has announced that Alberta PowerLine, a partnership owned 80 per cent by Canadian Utilities Limited, an ATCO company, and 20 per cent by Quanta Services, Inc., has closed the issuance of an aggregate of US$1,384,678,000 of bonds with maturities ranging from June 2032 to March 2054.