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IPPToday #154: Government of Alberta announces second and third rounds of 5000 MW Renewable Electricity Program

IPPToday #154: Government of Alberta announces second and third rounds of 5000 MW Renewable Electricity Program

🕔Feb 13, 2018

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.

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IPPToday #148: Eversource and Hydro-Québec selected for 9.45 TWh Massachusetts energy contract

IPPToday #148: Eversource and Hydro-Québec selected for 9.45 TWh Massachusetts energy contract

🕔Feb 5, 2018

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. 

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 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approve Hydro One and Avista Corp. merger

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approve Hydro One and Avista Corp. merger

🕔Jan 25, 2018

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.

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DIF completes the refinancing of a 30 MWac ground mounted solar PV portfolio

DIF completes the refinancing of a 30 MWac ground mounted solar PV portfolio

🕔Jan 15, 2018

DIF has completed the refinancing of a portfolio of three operational, ground-mounted solar photovoltaic projects located in Ontario, Canada.

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Capstone completes wind farm acquisition and corporate refinancing

Capstone completes wind farm acquisition and corporate refinancing

🕔Jan 12, 2018

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.

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CAD$1 billion secured for largest wind project in Ontario

CAD$1 billion secured for largest wind project in Ontario

🕔Jan 5, 2018

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.

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US$280 million refinancing for two solar plants in Canada

US$280 million refinancing for two solar plants in Canada

🕔Dec 14, 2017

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.

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Powin Energy Closes Project Financing from Brookfield Renewable for its Stratford Energy Storage System

Powin Energy Closes Project Financing from Brookfield Renewable for its Stratford Energy Storage System

🕔Oct 31, 2017

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

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IPPToday #87: IFC sells Pacific Midstream stakes back to Frontera

IPPToday #87: IFC sells Pacific Midstream stakes back to Frontera

🕔Oct 27, 2017

Frontera Energy Corporation has signed an agreement to acquire the outstanding 36.36% ownership of Pacific Midstream Limited from the International Finance Corporation (IFC).

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Shenzhen Firm to acquire three U.S. solar farms

Shenzhen Firm to acquire three U.S. solar farms

🕔Oct 26, 2017

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.

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IPPToday #72: Alberta transmission project closes $1.4 billion financing

IPPToday #72: Alberta transmission project closes $1.4 billion financing

🕔Oct 5, 2017

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.

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IPPToday #57: DONG Energy Signs LoI for big offshore wind project in British Columbia, Canada

IPPToday #57: DONG Energy Signs LoI for big offshore wind project in British Columbia, Canada

🕔Sep 14, 2017

DONG Energy and NaiKun Wind Energy Group have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) which gives DONG Energy the exclusive rights to negotiate a joint development agreement for the Haida Energy Field Offshore Wind Project in British Columbia and explore the potential for establishing a long-term partnership with Naikun Wind Energy Group

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BC Hydro acquires additional interest in 480 MW Waneta Dam

BC Hydro acquires additional interest in 480 MW Waneta Dam

🕔Aug 10, 2017

BC Hydro has announced it plans to purchase the remaining two-third ownership interest in the Waneta Dam and Generating Station in Trail, B.C. from Teck Resources Limited (Teck) for CAD1.2 billion (US$945 million). The purchase is forecast to have a beneficial financial impact each year, helping to keep rates affordable for BC Hydro’s customers.

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La Caisse acquires a 17.3% interest in Boralex

La Caisse acquires a 17.3% interest in Boralex

🕔Aug 4, 2017

Boralex has announced that Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec has acquired all of the Class A common shares of Boralex held by Cascades representing 17.3% of the outstanding shares for the amount of CAD287.5 million (US$228.4 million).

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SaskPower's 200 MW wind project moves to RFP phase

SaskPower's 200 MW wind project moves to RFP phase

🕔Jul 19, 2017

The competitive process for the SaskPower's next 200 MW of utility-scale wind capacity is moving forward, with the Request for Proposal (RFP) phase of the competition.

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Fengate reaches financial close on acquisition of 40 MW operating wind asset in Ontario

Fengate reaches financial close on acquisition of 40 MW operating wind asset in Ontario

🕔Jul 10, 2017

Fengate Real Asset Investments has announced that the firm has reached financial close on its acquisition of a 75% limited partner interest and 50% general partner interest in a 40 MW operating wind farm in Southern Ontario.

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InstarAGF closes first fund at target size

InstarAGF closes first fund at target size

🕔Jun 28, 2017

InstarAGF Asset Management and AGF Management have announced the final closing of the InstarAGF Essential Infrastructure Fund with US$740 million in aggregate equity commitments from institutional and high net worth investors from Canada, Europe, the United Kingdom and United States.

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Fortis to buy interest in a hydro project from Teck Resources

Fortis to buy interest in a hydro project from Teck Resources

🕔May 16, 2017

Fortis Inc.and Teck Resources Limited have announced an agreement under which Fortis will purchase Teck’s two-thirds interest in the Waneta Dam and related transmission assets in British Columbia, Canada, for CAD1.2 billion cash (US$878 million).

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Quanta subsidiary raises $750 million in first close on its debut fund

Quanta subsidiary raises $750 million in first close on its debut fund

🕔May 8, 2017

First Infrastructure Capital Advisors, a subsidiary of Quanta Services, held a US$750 million first close on its debut fund, First Infrastructure Capital.

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SNC-Lavalin to acquire WS Atkins

SNC-Lavalin to acquire WS Atkins

🕔Apr 24, 2017

SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. has announced that it has reached an agreement with WS Atkins plc, approved by the boards of directors of both companies, on the terms of a cash acquisition by which SNC-Lavalin will acquire the entire issued and to be issued share capital of Atkins for £20.8 (US$22.3) per share in cash, representing an aggregate cash consideration of CAD3.6 billion (US$2.7 billion).

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