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Financing secured for 100 MW solar project in Mexico

Financing secured for 100 MW solar project in Mexico

🕔Apr 17, 2018

JinkoSolar has secured financing for the Viborillas solar project, which involves the development of a 100 MW ground-mounted solar farm in Yucatán state, Mexico. Lenders are providing a US$108 Million syndicated loan to the project company.

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LNG Canada to benefit from Government of British Columbia's latest tax cuts

LNG Canada to benefit from Government of British Columbia's latest tax cuts

🕔Apr 11, 2018

The government of British Columbia has announced new conditions and tax rebates for liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects in the province, in a suspected bid to prompt the final investment decision of the LNG Canada project, which was delayed indefinitely in July 2016.

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EDPR secures PPA for 200 MW solar project in USA

EDPR secures PPA for 200 MW solar project in USA

🕔Apr 10, 2018

EDP Renewables (EDPR) has secured a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Hoosier Energy Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc., enabling the development of the 200 MW Riverstart Solar Park in Randolph County, Indiana, USA. 

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148 MW wind farm in Texas reaches financial close

148 MW wind farm in Texas reaches financial close

🕔Apr 4, 2018

Tri Global Energy has announced the closing of project financing and start of construction for the Blue Cloud Wind Energy Project, with co-developer Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) making an undisclosed equity investment in the project.

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Mexico announces fourth energy auction

Mexico announces fourth energy auction

🕔Apr 3, 2018

The Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) and National Centre for Energy Control (CENACE) of Mexico have launched the country's fourth long-term renewable energy auction. The objective of this auction is to add 13,000 MW of generation capacity and 38 TWh of clean energy to the Mexican electricity market by 2021.

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Microsoft to purchase 315 MW solar power in Virginia

Microsoft to purchase 315 MW solar power in Virginia

🕔Apr 2, 2018

Microsoft Corp. has announced the purchase of 315 MW of energy from Pleinmont I and II, two new solar projects in the US state of Virginia, in the south-east region of the country. This represents the single largest corporate purchase of solar energy ever in the United States.

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IPPToday #183: Government of Alberta opens 700 MW renewable tenders

IPPToday #183: Government of Alberta opens 700 MW renewable tenders

🕔Apr 2, 2018

The Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) has opened Rounds 2 and 3 of its Renewable Electricity Program (REP), devised to support the Government of Alberta’s target of 30% renewable electricity by 2030. Expressions of Interest (EOI) for both rounds are invited until 20 April 2018.

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InfraRed fund acquires stake in 900 MW power project in Mexico

InfraRed fund acquires stake in 900 MW power project in Mexico

🕔Mar 23, 2018

InfraRed Infrastructure Fund V has completed the acquisition of a 35.5% equity interest from Macquarie Capital in the Norte III project, a 907 MW combined-cycle gas turbine project, currently under construction near Ciudad Juárez, in the north of Mexico.

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Enel to sell power from 320 MW US wind farm to Facebook and Adobe

Enel to sell power from 320 MW US wind farm to Facebook and Adobe

🕔Mar 22, 2018

Enel, through its US renewable company Enel Green Power North America, Inc. (EGPNA), has signed new power purchase agreements with Facebook and Adobe for the energy produced by the 320 MW Rattlesnake Creek wind farm in Nebraska.

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IPPToday #174: New York awards contracts for 1.38 GW renewable projects

IPPToday #174: New York awards contracts for 1.38 GW renewable projects

🕔Mar 14, 2018

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has awarded contracts for 26 large-scale renewable energy projects to be located across the state, representing US$1.4 billion in investment, the single largest commitment to renewable energy by a state in U.S. history.

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Three RFPs issued for renewable projects in Hawaii

Three RFPs issued for renewable projects in Hawaii

🕔Mar 13, 2018

The Hawaiian Electric Companies, subsidiaries of Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. have issued RFPs for new, grid-scale renewable energy projects for O'ahuMaui and Hawai'i Island. The companies are seeking the largest amount of variable renewable resources ever to be developed at one time in Hawai'i.

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IPPToday #171: Ardian announces new partnership to develop 3 GW renewable projects in US

IPPToday #171: Ardian announces new partnership to develop 3 GW renewable projects in US

🕔Mar 9, 2018

Ardian has announced a partnership with Transatlantic Power Holdings (TPH) to build a renewable platform based in the United States. Called Skyline Renewables, the platform will focus on acquiring operating and development projects in the onshore wind sector, with the aim of building a leading North American clean independent power platforms with a total installed capacity of 3 GW.

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Enel secures three PPAs for 300 MW wind farm in Kansas

Enel secures three PPAs for 300 MW wind farm in Kansas

🕔Mar 8, 2018

Enel has announced that it has secured three long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs) for the 300 MW Diamond Vista wind farm, located in Marion and Dickinson Counties, in Kansas. The project is being developed by Enel's US renewable energy company Enel Green Power North America, Inc. (EGPNA). The company also announced that construction has commenced.

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Platinum Equity purchases 810 MW power plant from GenOn Energy

Platinum Equity purchases 810 MW power plant from GenOn Energy

🕔Mar 7, 2018

Platinum Equity has announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire an 810 MW combined-cycle gas turbine generating power plant in Gettsyburg, Pennsylvania, USA from GenOn, a subsidiary of NRG Energy Inc.

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RFP issued for 100 MW renewable projects in Portland

RFP issued for 100 MW renewable projects in Portland

🕔Mar 6, 2018

Portland General Electric Company has issued a draft Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking 100 MW of renewable power generating resources. PGE supplies electricity within 4,000 square mile service territory in north-west Oregon, USA.

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EDPR secures a 200 MW PPA for a new wind farm in the US

EDPR secures a 200 MW PPA for a new wind farm in the US

🕔Mar 2, 2018

EDP Renewables, a global leader in the renewable energy sector and one of the world’s largest wind energy producers, through its fully owned subsidiary EDP Renewables North America LLC, has secured a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement with Great Plains Energy to sell the energy produced by the 200 MW Prairie Queen wind farm.

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IPPToday #166: Avangrid selected as alternative winner in Massachusetts clean energy procurement process

IPPToday #166: Avangrid selected as alternative winner in Massachusetts clean energy procurement process

🕔Mar 2, 2018

AVANGRID, Inc., a diversified energy company, and its subsidiary Central Maine Power Company (CMP) have confirmed that the New England Clean Energy Connect (NECEC) transmission project has been selected by the Massachusetts electric utilities and the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources in the Commonwealth’s 83D clean energy Request for Proposal (RFP).

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Alaska LNG fails to secure FERC approval

Alaska LNG fails to secure FERC approval

🕔Feb 27, 2018

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) of the USA has not approved Alaska Gasline Development Corp.'s Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) application for its US$43 billion Alaska LNG Project. This involves the construction of an 800-mile, 42-inch wide pipeline that will transport 3.3 billion cubic feet of liquified natural gas (LNG) a day.

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PacifiCorp to develop 1.3 GW wind projects in USA

PacifiCorp to develop 1.3 GW wind projects in USA

🕔Feb 26, 2018

PacifiCorp has announced the development of four wind projects in Wyoming, in the north-west of the USA. The projects were selected from those submitted to the company's Request for Proposals (RFP) issued in September 2017

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IPPToday #161: Engie purchases 8 GW US projects through acquiring Infinity Renewables

IPPToday #161: Engie purchases 8 GW US projects through acquiring Infinity Renewables

🕔Feb 22, 2018

ENGIE North America Inc. has announced that it has acquired Infinity Renewables, a leading developer of utility-scale wind projects in the United States. The acquisition includes more than 8,000 MW of projects in various stages of development.

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