Goldwind has announced that its northern New South Wales' solar farm, White Rock Solar Farm, has reached financial close following the award of a grant from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA).
Energy Finance & Investment News in Oceania
A consortium led by Macquarie Group has completed the acquisition of a controlling stake in one of Australia’s biggest public energy companies.
A signing ceremony, performed between the Prime Minister of Tonga, Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva and the Ambassador of Japan to Tonga, HE Mr. Yukio Numata together with JICA Fiji representative, Mr. Sawada and the Deputy Prime Minister Hon Siaosi Sovaleni, took place in Nuku’alofa, Tonga.
Queensland continues to add more renewable megawatts and more renewable jobs to its economy, with the latest milestone for the Collinsville Solar farm reaching financial close.
Canadian Solar has announced that it has secured AUD65 million (US$50 million) of non-recourse project financing with a 5-year term for two of its solar farm power projects in Australia with the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. (MUFG) and Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC).
First Infrastructure Capital Advisors, a subsidiary of Quanta Services, held a US$750 million first close on its debut fund, First Infrastructure Capital.
Australian utility Origin Energy Ltd has agreed to sell Stockyard Hill wind project to China’s Goldwind and to sign a and sign a long-term PPA from the commencement of operations in 2019 to 2030.
Palisade Investment Partners and ESCO Pacific have announced that the AUD$225 million (US$170 million) Ross River Solar Farm has reached financial close.
National Australia Bank Limited (NAB) and Industrial Commercial Bank of China Limited, Sydney Branch (ICBC), have secured CAD26.6 million (US$19.7 million) financing for the Gullen Solar Farm project near Canberra.
The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has approved US$86 million financing for the Tina River hydroelectric power project, located in the Solomon Islands.
Enel, through a joint venture between the group’s fully-owned renewable energy subsidiary Enel Green Power S.p.A. (EGP) and Dutch Infrastructure Fund (DIF), has closed an agreement to acquire Bungala Solar One, the first 137.5 MWDC phase of the 275 MWDC Bungala Solar PV project, which is currently the largest ready-to-build solar PV project in Australia, from Bungala Solar Holding Pty Ltd., a subsidiary of Australian developer Reach Solar Energy Pty Ltd.
Infigen Energy has announced that it would proceed to construction of the 113.2 MW Bodangora wind farm near Wellington in New South Wales, having achieved financial close.
First Solar, Inc. has announced that financial close has been reached for the Manildra Solar Farm in New South Wales (NSW), Australia.
The State Government of South Australia has opened a two-week Expression of Interest period for national and international companies interested in building Australia’s largest grid-scale battery in South Australia.
Edify Energy and international investor Wirsol Energy Limited have achieved the financial closure for three solar parks totalling 165 MW in Australia.
Neoen, John Laing and Megawatt Capital secure Financial Close for the final stage of Hornsdale Wind Farm (SA), one of the most competitive renewable energy projects in Australia.
Infrastructure Capital Group (ICG) has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Bald Hills Wind Farm, a 106.6MW, 52 turbine wind farm located approximately 140 miles south east of Melbourne.
The government of the Australian state of Victoria has announced a call for Expressions of Interest to build Australia's first grid scale battery storage facility.
First Solar will supply 63 MWDC of advanced thin-film photovoltaic modules to the Kidston Phase One Solar Project in Queensland which will produce approximately 145,000 MWh of electricity in its first year of operation.
Genex Power Limited has announced that it has successfully achieved Financial Close for its Kidston Solar Project Phase One 50 MW.