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EU to grant EUR 18m for renewables in Cuba - report

EU to grant EUR 18m for renewables in Cuba - report

🕔Nov 17, 2017

The European Union is mulling signing a €18 million (US$ 21 million) financing agreement to support renewable energy in Cuba.

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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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Argentina awards 1.3GW power projects

Argentina awards 1.3GW power projects

🕔Nov 13, 2017

The Ministry of Energy and Mining, under a Resolution of the Ministry of Electric Power No. 926/2017, has awarded nine projects for a total of 1,304 MW.

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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 #86: Argentina sells 117 bidding documents for RenovAr Round 2

IPPToday #86: Argentina sells 117 bidding documents for RenovAr Round 2

🕔Oct 26, 2017

The Ministry of Energy and Mining has opened the tender for Round 2 of the RenovAr Program in order to promote fulfillment of the targets imposed to achieve 8% participation of renewable energy sources in the electricity grid for December 2017, and 20% for 2025.

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IIC finances wind farm in Argentina under RenovAr Program

IIC finances wind farm in Argentina under RenovAr Program

🕔Oct 25, 2017

The Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC), acting on behalf of the IDB Group, has signed a US$104 million financing package for Greenwind S.A., an affiliate of Pampa Energía S.A. and Castlelake L.P., to construct, operate and maintain the 100 MW Corti Wind Farm in Bahía Blanca, province of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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IPPToday #84: LAP issues USD-412m bond to refinance wind in Chile

IPPToday #84: LAP issues USD-412m bond to refinance wind in Chile

🕔Oct 24, 2017

Latin America Power Ltda (LAP) has issued US$412 million (€347.7 million) in bonds to refinance two wind farm projects located in Chile, the 184.8 MW San Juan and the 46 MW Totoral wind facilities.  

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IPPToday #80: Korean company plans 1GW solar project in Chile

IPPToday #80: Korean company plans 1GW solar project in Chile

🕔Oct 18, 2017

 Andes Green Energy, the South Korean energy company, is planning a 1GW solar complex in northern Chile, that will combine conventional PV panels and thermal technology that to produce power after sundown. 

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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 #69: Chile awards concession for 607 MW wind park

IPPToday #69: Chile awards concession for 607 MW wind park

🕔Oct 2, 2017

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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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Eurus acquire La Esperanza and Marchigüe solar projects

Eurus acquire La Esperanza and Marchigüe solar projects

🕔Sep 21, 2017

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IPPToday #58: Argentina's province of Jujuy launches green bond for largest PV complex in the country

IPPToday #58: Argentina's province of Jujuy launches green bond for largest PV complex in the country

🕔Sep 15, 2017

The Argentina's province of Jujuy has launched a US$210 million green bond aimed to co-finance the development of the 300 MW Cauchari solar project, which was selected in the first round of Argentina's renewable energy auction, RenovAr 1.

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Canada's CC&L Infrastructure closes solar investment in Chile

Canada's CC&L Infrastructure closes solar investment in Chile

🕔Sep 11, 2017

Connor, Clark & Lunn Infrastructure (CC&L Infrastructure) has announced that it has entered into binding agreements to acquire 15 construction-stage, ground mount solar projects in Chile aggregating approximately 65 MW of capacity.

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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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Cubico completes refinancing of Uruguayan Wind Farm

Cubico completes refinancing of Uruguayan Wind Farm

🕔Aug 30, 2017

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IPPToday #41: Argentina launches 1.2 GW round 2 renewable auction

IPPToday #41: Argentina launches 1.2 GW round 2 renewable auction

🕔Aug 22, 2017

The Government of Argentina has launched the RenovAr Ronda 2 national auction, comprising 1,200 MW of renewable energy capacity.

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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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IPPToday #37: IIC backs 332 MW of Chilean wind projects

IPPToday #37: IIC backs 332 MW of Chilean wind projects

🕔Aug 16, 2017

The Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC), the private sector arm of the Inter-American Development Bank Group, has closed a US$135 million project finance loan to Aela Energía for the construction, operation and maintenance of three wind projects located in the Atacama, Los Lagos and Bio-Bio regions of Chile.

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