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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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IIC to finance a transmission line in Uruguay

IIC to finance a transmission line in Uruguay

🕔May 23, 2017

The Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) continues to support energy generation from renewable sources in Uruguay with the approval of a US$56 million financing package for a 500 Kv transmission line between the cities of Melo and Tacuarembó.

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Solarpack raises US$104 million in financing for projects in Chile and India

Solarpack raises US$104 million in financing for projects in Chile and India

🕔May 17, 2017

Solarpack has raised a total of USD$104 million for nine PV plants in Chile and India.

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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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ACCIONA signs a green loan with BBVA to fund renewable projects in Chile

ACCIONA signs a green loan with BBVA to fund renewable projects in Chile

🕔Apr 28, 2017

ACCIONA has signed a €100 million (US$109 million) "green loan" with BBVA to partially fund its photovoltaic and wind energy projects in Chile.

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IIC considers loan for wind projects in Chile

IIC considers loan for wind projects in Chile

🕔Apr 28, 2017

Aela Generation SA is seeking US$175 million of financial support for a project involving the construction of two wind parks and a transmission line in Chile.

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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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OMERS acquires stake in Chilean Quintero LNG terminal

OMERS acquires stake in Chilean Quintero LNG terminal

🕔Apr 19, 2017

Borealis Infrastructure, the infrastructure investment manager of OMERS, has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire a 34.6% stake in GNL Quintero S.A., (GNLQ).

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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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Operating license for Brazil's 11.2-GW Belo Monte hydroelectric plant is suspended

Operating license for Brazil's 11.2-GW Belo Monte hydroelectric plant is suspended

🕔Apr 12, 2017

A federal court suspended the operating license for Brazil's 11.2 GW Belo Monte hydroelectric plant following allegations that the project's owners did not meet environmental requirements.

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IIC provides financing to Enel's partially hooked to the grid  75 MW geothermal project in Chile

IIC provides financing to Enel's partially hooked to the grid 75 MW geothermal project in Chile

🕔Apr 10, 2017

South America’s first geothermal power plant Cerro Pabellón, which was built by the Enel Group’s renewable energy subsidiary Enel Green Power Chile Ltda. and Chile’s state-owned hydrocarbons company Empresa Nacional del Petróleo, has started delivering electricity to the Norte Grande Interconnected System that serves northern Chile.

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JICA to provide financing for Bolivian geothermal project

JICA to provide financing for Bolivian geothermal project

🕔Mar 31, 2017

On March 24, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a loan agre​ement with the Government of the Plurinational State of Bolivia in La Paz to provide a Japanese ODA loan of up to JPY61.485 billion (US$552.53 million) for the Laguna Colorada Geothermal Power Plant Construction Project (Second Stage).
 

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BNDES signs $272m loan for Brazilian wind projects

BNDES signs $272m loan for Brazilian wind projects

🕔Mar 28, 2017

Rio Energy, a developer, owner and operator of renewable energy projects in Brazil, formed by energy-focused global private equity firm Denham Capital, has signed financing agreements with the National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES) in Brazil, in the amount of BRL848 million (US$272 million), for the construction of eight wind farms in the Serra da Babilônia Complex.

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IFC Global Infrastructure Fund invest in I Squared Capital LATAM energy platform

IFC Global Infrastructure Fund invest in I Squared Capital LATAM energy platform

🕔Mar 17, 2017

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the IFC Global Infrastructure Fund (GIF), a fund managed by the IFC Asset Management Company (AMC),  have invested a combined US$100 million in Orazul Energy Partners LLC, an affiliate of Orazul Energy Holdings LLC, an energy platform in Latin America owned by I Squared Capital.

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FRV to sell 65-MW solar plant in Uruguay to Invenergy

FRV to sell 65-MW solar plant in Uruguay to Invenergy

🕔Mar 16, 2017

Fotowatio Renewable Ventures, a global utility-scale solar developer, has signed an agreement with Invenergy, a privately-held company that develops, owns and operates utility-scale renewable energy projects and storage facilities, for the sale of the 65 MW La Jacinta solar plant in Uruguay, one of the largest photovoltaic projects in Latin America.

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