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IPPToday #330: Three bidders win leases for over 4 GW offshore wind projects in the USA

IPPToday #330: Three bidders win leases for over 4 GW offshore wind projects in the USA

🕔Dec 17, 2018

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) of the US government has announced the completion of the nation’s eighth and highest grossing competitive lease sale for renewable energy in federal waters.

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IPPToday #316: New York launches RFP for 800 MW offshore wind projects

IPPToday #316: New York launches RFP for 800 MW offshore wind projects

🕔Nov 12, 2018

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has launched its first request for proposals (RFP) for offshore wind energy, seeking to procure 800 MW or more of offshore wind renewable energy certificates (ORECs).

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IPPToday #304: US government announces plans for over 4 GW offshore wind auctions

IPPToday #304: US government announces plans for over 4 GW offshore wind auctions

🕔Oct 19, 2018

The Secretary of the Interior of the USA has announced three major developments in the country's offshore wind energy sector.

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Hawaii contracts 260 MW solar-storage capacity

Hawaii contracts 260 MW solar-storage capacity

🕔Oct 10, 2018

Hawaiian Electric Companies has announced that it is now in contract negotiations with seven developers regarding major solar-plus-storage projects to be located on three Hawaiian islands, representing the largest infusion of renewable energy in state history.

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IPPToday #292: US state launches RFP for 400 MW renewable projects

IPPToday #292: US state launches RFP for 400 MW renewable projects

🕔Sep 27, 2018

The Narragansett Electric Company (NEC), an electric distribution company serving customers in Rhode Island and a subsidiary of UK utility National Grid, has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the supply of energy as well as Renewable Energy Certificates and related attributes from up to 400 MW renewable energy projects.

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IPPToday #289: US$1.5 billion acquisition to create second largest solar portfolio in North America

IPPToday #289: US$1.5 billion acquisition to create second largest solar portfolio in North America

🕔Sep 24, 2018

Consolidated Edison, Inc. (more commonly known as Con Edison) has announced that one of its subsidiaries has agreed to acquire 981 MW AC of operating renewable energy generation projects from a subsidiary of Sempra Energy. The purchase price is US$1.54 billion (subject to closing adjustments, including working capital).

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sPower closes US$500 million refinancing

sPower closes US$500 million refinancing

🕔Sep 21, 2018

sPower has announced that it recently closed a US$498.7 million investment grade private placement financing. The financed portfolio represents approximately half of sPower’s 1.3 GW of operating portfolio. The portfolio is comprised of four previously financed tax equity partnerships with four leading financial investors.

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IPPToday #286: New Jersey Board approves USA's largest offshore wind tender to date

IPPToday #286: New Jersey Board approves USA's largest offshore wind tender to date

🕔Sep 18, 2018

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities has unanimously approved opening a solicitation for 1,100 MW of offshore wind capacity. This is largest single-state solicitation of offshore wind in the USA to date.

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US government to fund bioenergy research

US government to fund bioenergy research

🕔Sep 7, 2018

The Department of Energy of the US government has announced the selection of 36 projects totaling US$80 million to support early-stage bioenergy research and development (R&D). This R&D will enable cost-competitive, drop-in renewable hydrocarbon fuels, bio-based products, and power from non-food biomass and waste feedstocks.

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IPPToday #268: Operators in US' largest shale oil basin agree to US$9.2 billion merger

IPPToday #268: Operators in US' largest shale oil basin agree to US$9.2 billion merger

🕔Aug 17, 2018

Diamondback Energy, Inc. and Energen Corporation have announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Diamondback will acquire Energen in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately US$9.2 billion.

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IPPToday #264: Starwood to acquire US$2.56 B energy project finance debt business

IPPToday #264: Starwood to acquire US$2.56 B energy project finance debt business

🕔Aug 10, 2018

Starwood Property Trust has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire GE Capital's Energy Financial Services' Project Finance Debt Business and loan portfolio for $2.56 billion, including $400 million of unfunded loan commitments.

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Apple, Akamai, Etsy and Swiss Re to purchase 290 MW from new wind and solar projects

Apple, Akamai, Etsy and Swiss Re to purchase 290 MW from new wind and solar projects

🕔Aug 7, 2018

Apple, Akamai, Etsy and Swiss Re have announced an agreement to develop two new wind and solar energy farms in Illinois and Virginia. Spearheaded by Apple, the new projects will generate 290 MW to the PJM electric grid serving much of the Eastern United States, including areas of Virginia, Illinois, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland.

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IPPToday #255: American Electric Power cancels US$4.5 billion Wind Catcher project

IPPToday #255: American Electric Power cancels US$4.5 billion Wind Catcher project

🕔Jul 30, 2018

American Electric Power (AEP) has announced that it is canceling the Wind Catcher project, following its rejection by the Texas Public Utility Commission. The US$4.5 billion proposal involved the acquisition of a 2,000 MW wind farm, currently being constructed by Invenergy, and a 563 km, 765 kV transmission line.

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IPPToday #253: US state governments approve PacifiCorp's US$3 billion wind-transmission project

IPPToday #253: US state governments approve PacifiCorp's US$3 billion wind-transmission project

🕔Jul 25, 2018

PacifiCorp, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Energy, has secured the final state government approval required to proceed with Energy Vision 2020, an initiative focussed on wind and transmission assets in the northwestern United States, which the company estimates will require US$3 billion investment.

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IPPToday #249: 690 MW solar power to be installed near Las Vegas

IPPToday #249: 690 MW solar power to be installed near Las Vegas

🕔Jul 19, 2018

Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners has announced that it is developing a 690 MW solar project in Nevada, in the south-west of the USA. The company plans to install a photovoltaic power plant on around 44,000 acres of land located around approximately 40km northeast of downtown Las Vegas.

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CMS Energy acquires 250 MW US wind projects

CMS Energy acquires 250 MW US wind projects

🕔Jul 9, 2018

CMS Energy has announced the acquisition of two new planned wind farms located in the USA, which together have a generation capacity of 250 MW.

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Macquarie Capital Launches Green Investment Group in North America; Completes Two Green Energy Investments

Macquarie Capital Launches Green Investment Group in North America; Completes Two Green Energy Investments

🕔Jul 5, 2018

Green Investment Group (GIG) launches in North America, establishing GIG as a global renewable energy investment platform.

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IPPToday #242: Longroad Energy Announces Sale, FC, and start of construction of the Phoebe Solar Project

IPPToday #242: Longroad Energy Announces Sale, FC, and start of construction of the Phoebe Solar Project

🕔Jul 5, 2018

Longroad Energy Holdings, LLC has announced the sale of the Phoebe solar project to Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. The project also achieved financial closing and start of construction simultaneously with the sale.

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Green Power EMC and Silicon Ranch to develop 200 MW solar portfolio

Green Power EMC and Silicon Ranch to develop 200 MW solar portfolio

🕔Jun 26, 2018

Green Power EMC and Silicon Ranch Corporation have announced an agreement to significantly expand their solar energy portfolio in Georgia, a state in the south-east of the USA. As part of the agreement, the companies will bring a 194 MW of solar energy online by 2021.

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PGGM Infrastructure Fund acquires 50% stake in 588 MW US wind and solar portfolio

PGGM Infrastructure Fund acquires 50% stake in 588 MW US wind and solar portfolio

🕔Jun 22, 2018

EDF Renewables has announced the signing of Purchase and Sale Agreements (PSA) through which PGGM Infrastructure Fund will acquire a 50% ownership interest in wind and solar assets located in the USA with a total installed capacity of 588 MW.

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