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Invenergy refinances 110.4 MW wind farm in USA

Invenergy refinances 110.4 MW wind farm in USA

🕔Feb 20, 2018

Invenergy has announced the successful refinancing of the 110.4 MW Gratiot County Wind Project located near Breckenridge, Michigan, USA.

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IPPToday #159: Mexico announces bidding process for 3000 MW transmission project

IPPToday #159: Mexico announces bidding process for 3000 MW transmission project

🕔Feb 20, 2018

The Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) of Mexico has announced the bidding rules for proposals for the development of the Ixtepec Potencia – Yautepec Potencia transmission project, which includes the ​first direct current transmission line. The project represents an estimated investment of US$1.7 billion and will enter into commercial operation in the year 2021.

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 Sol Systems and Nationwide launch fund for solar assets

Sol Systems and Nationwide launch fund for solar assets

🕔Feb 19, 2018

Sol Systems and Nationwide have launched a joint venture: Helios Infrastructure Fund. Helios’ initial objective is to acquire, develop, build and own over 330 MW of utility and commercial solar assets throughout the USA in the next 12 months, with an aim to expand the platform thereafter.

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Orion Energy Partners' second fund closes at US$816 million

Orion Energy Partners' second fund closes at US$816 million

🕔Feb 16, 2018

Orion Energy Partners, L.P has announced it has closed Orion Energy Credit Opportunities Fund II. The fund was oversubscribed with commitments totaling US$816 million, exceeding the target fund size of US$750 million.

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Tenaska signs PPA for 236 MW wind project in Missouri

Tenaska signs PPA for 236 MW wind project in Missouri

🕔Feb 15, 2018

Tenaska has signed a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Associated Electric Cooperative Inc. for the 236 MW Tenaska Clear Creek Energy Center project, located near Maryville in northwest Missouri. The project is anticipated to be operational in 2020.

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IPPToday #155: Mexico opens tender for 1.5 GW Baja California transmission line

IPPToday #155: Mexico opens tender for 1.5 GW Baja California transmission line

🕔Feb 14, 2018

The Government of Mexico has started the tender process for the Baja California Transmission Line project. The tender is seeking a developer to install and operate a 1,400 km transmission line linking Seri, in the state of Sonora, in north-east Mexico, to Cucapáh in the state of Baja California.

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Capital Dynamics to acquire 710 MW solar projects through First Solar-SunPower JV yieldco

Capital Dynamics to acquire 710 MW solar projects through First Solar-SunPower JV yieldco

🕔Feb 13, 2018

Capital Dynamics has announced that its Clean Energy Infrastructure (CEI) team has agreed to acquire 8point3 Energy Partners LP, a yieldco based in San Jose, California. The publicly-traded company is comprised of approximately 710 MW of net generation capacity in fully operational, US-based solar assets.

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IPPToday #154: Government of Alberta announces second and third rounds of 5000 MW Renewable Electricity Program

IPPToday #154: Government of Alberta announces second and third rounds of 5000 MW Renewable Electricity Program

🕔Feb 13, 2018

The Government of Alberta, a province in western Canada, has announced that the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) is preparing to open the second and third series of tenders in its Renewable Electricity Program. In total, the two tenders will award 700 MW renewable energy projects.

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Taaleri Energia acquires 277 MW wind project in Texas

Taaleri Energia acquires 277 MW wind project in Texas

🕔Feb 12, 2018

Taaleri Energia Ltd has acquired the 277 MW Truscott-Gilliland East Wind Project, the company’s first U.S. wind project, located in Knox County, Texas. The acquisition represents approximately US$350 million of investment in the North American renewable power sector.  

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Connecticut launches RFP for clean energy projects

Connecticut launches RFP for clean energy projects

🕔Feb 9, 2018

The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) of Connecticut has announced is seeking proposals from developers of qualified offshore wind, fuel cell, and anaerobic digestion Class I resources for projects to be located anywhere in New England, a region comprising six states of the northeastern United States.

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E.ON announces US wind farm tax equity financing deal with Merrill Lynch and Allianz

E.ON announces US wind farm tax equity financing deal with Merrill Lynch and Allianz

🕔Feb 7, 2018

E.ON has announced the successful tax equity financing of its 305.8 MW Radford's Run wind farm in Macon County, Illinois, in the US Midwest. Allianz Renewable Energy Partners of America and Bank of America Merrill Lynch provided tax equity financing in exchange for a partial interest in the project.

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IPPToday #148: Eversource and Hydro-Québec selected for 9.45 TWh Massachusetts energy contract

IPPToday #148: Eversource and Hydro-Québec selected for 9.45 TWh Massachusetts energy contract

🕔Feb 5, 2018

Massachusetts utilities has announced that they have selected a Eversource Energy’s subsidiary Northern Pass Transmission (NPT) and Hydro-Québec joint proposal to supply 9.45 TWh of firm clean energy, which will help the state enhance reliability and contribute to its greenhouse gas reduction requirements. 

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Ormat Technologies to buy US Geothermal Inc.

Ormat Technologies to buy US Geothermal Inc.

🕔Jan 30, 2018

U.S. Geothermal Inc. has announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement under which a wholly owned subsidiary of Ormat Technologies, Inc. will acquire the company for US$5.45 per share in an all cash transaction

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US$3.25 billion EnCap Flatrock Midstream IV achieves final close

US$3.25 billion EnCap Flatrock Midstream IV achieves final close

🕔Jan 30, 2018

EnCap Flatrock Midstream has announced the final closing of EnCap Flatrock Midstream Fund IV, L.P. The substantially oversubscribed fund exceeded its US$3 billion target and reached its US$3.25 billion hard cap within six months.

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 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approve Hydro One and Avista Corp. merger

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approve Hydro One and Avista Corp. merger

🕔Jan 25, 2018

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission of the USA has approved the merger application filed by Hydro One Limited in Canada and Avista Corporation in the US. The application, filed in September 2017, concerns a definitive merger agreement under which Hydro One will acquire Avista for CAD67 million (US$53 million) per share in a CAD6.7 billion (US$5.3 billion) all-cash transaction.

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Financial close for 300 MW Tahoka wind farm in Texas

Financial close for 300 MW Tahoka wind farm in Texas

🕔Jan 24, 2018

Lincoln Clean Energy (LCE), a portfolio company of I Squared Capital, has announced that it has closed the financing of its Tahoka Wind project, a 300 MW wind farm in Lynn County, Texas.

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Starwood Energy raises US$854 million for new energy fund

Starwood Energy raises US$854 million for new energy fund

🕔Jan 23, 2018

Starwood Energy has recently committed US$135 million capital to its Starwood Energy Infrastructure Fund III, taking the fund's total to US$989 million.

 

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Invenergy secures construction financing for 202 MW wind project in Nebraska

Invenergy secures construction financing for 202 MW wind project in Nebraska

🕔Jan 22, 2018

Invenergy has announced that it has completed construction financing for its 202.5 MW Upstream Wind Energy Center in Antelope County, Nebraska, USA.  

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IPPToday #136: US$268 million financing secured for construction of Oklahoma wind farm

IPPToday #136: US$268 million financing secured for construction of Oklahoma wind farm

🕔Jan 18, 2018

Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners and GE have announced that the Quinbrook Low Carbon Power Fund has closed construction and tax equity financing of the 200 MW first stage of the 365 MW Persimmon wind farm project in Oklahoma, USA.

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Arizona's TEP to launch RFP for 150 MW of wind power

Arizona's TEP to launch RFP for 150 MW of wind power

🕔Jan 17, 2018

Tucson Electric Power (TEP) plans to issue a request for proposals (RFP) this week for the design and construction of new wind energy projects that could power up to 31,000 homes annually in the Tucson metropolitan area. Tucson is the second-largest populated city in the US state of Arizona.

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