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IPPToday #7: BNDES approves a US$303-million loan for the development of Brazilian wind projects

IPPToday #7: BNDES approves a US$303-million loan for the development of Brazilian wind projects

🕔Jun 30, 2017

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Sojitz enters solar power business in Chile

Sojitz enters solar power business in Chile

🕔Jun 29, 2017

Sojitz Corporation has concluded a joint venture along with Shikoku Electric Power and Eiffage SA, to participate in the Huatacondo solar independent power producer project (IPP) in Chile. 

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IPPToday #2: Argentina approves 1,310-MW Nestor Kirchner-Jorge Cepernic hydro complex

IPPToday #2: Argentina approves 1,310-MW Nestor Kirchner-Jorge Cepernic hydro complex

🕔Jun 21, 2017

Argentina’s Federal Energy Council has unanimous given the go-ahead for the development of the stalled 1,310-MW Nestor Kirchner–Jorge Cepernic hydropower complex planned for Santa Cruz River in Argentina.

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EDF acquires 80% stake in 115-MW Brazilian solar project

EDF acquires 80% stake in 115-MW Brazilian solar project

🕔Jun 20, 2017

EDF Energies Nouvelles has acquired an 80% interest in the Pirapora II photovoltaic project from Canadian Solar Inc., which is retaining a 20% stake and manufacturing the photovoltaic panels at its local plant.

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IIC finances the Valentines Wind Farm in Uruguay

IIC finances the Valentines Wind Farm in Uruguay

🕔Jun 1, 2017

The Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC), acting on behalf of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group, has disbursed a US$120 million financing package to Areaflin, S.A. to support the construction, operation, and maintenance of the Valentines Wind Farm in Uruguay.

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Peruvian Proinversion awards transmission line

Peruvian Proinversion awards transmission line

🕔May 29, 2017

The Peruvian Private Investment Promotion Agency (ProInversión) has awarded to the Italian based company Terna Plus the concession contract for the Aguaytía-Pucallpa Transmission project under a PPP basis.

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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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