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IPPToday #134: EBRD to finance rehabiliation of 1320 MW Enguri hydropower plant in Georgia for the fourth time

IPPToday #134: EBRD to finance rehabiliation of 1320 MW Enguri hydropower plant in Georgia for the fourth time

🕔Jan 16, 2018

The European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has announced that it is to finance the modernisation and rehabilitation of the Enguri hydropower plant. With an installed capacity of 1320 MW, it supplies 40% of Georgia’s electricity.

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45 MW Kumbih 3 hydro project achieves financial close

45 MW Kumbih 3 hydro project achieves financial close

🕔Jan 8, 2018

Indonesian state-owned utility company​ PT PLN Persero (PLN) has secured financing for the construction of the 45 MW Kumbih 3 hydropower projectKreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW) bank is to provide a US$99.9 million loan.

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IPPToday #130: IADB to loan US$1 billion to largest hydropower project in Colombia

IPPToday #130: IADB to loan US$1 billion to largest hydropower project in Colombia

🕔Jan 8, 2018

IDB Invest, the private investment arm of the Inter-American Development Bank, has signed a US$1 billion senior, unsecured A/B loan package to Empresas Públicas de Medellín (EPM) to fund the construction of the 2.4 GW Ituango hydroelectric plant, to be the largest hydropower project in Colombia.

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EBRD to provide US$100 million for privatisation of Turkish hydropower plants

EBRD to provide US$100 million for privatisation of Turkish hydropower plants

🕔Jan 3, 2018

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has announced that it is providing a senior loan of up to US$100 million to a special purpose vehicle, fully owned by Entek Elektrik Uretimi A.S., for the acquisition of the operating rights for two hydropower plants: Menzelet (124 MW capacity) and  Kılavuzlu (54 MW). The rights will be acquired from the Privatization Administration of Turkey.

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Snowy 2.0 feasibility study approved

Snowy 2.0 feasibility study approved

🕔Dec 28, 2017

Snowy Hydro’s independent Board of Directors has approved the Snowy 2.0 feasibility study, and for further work to be undertaken for the project to progress to a final investment decision in 2018.

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IPPToday #114: AfDB announces over US$300 million for renewables in Morocco and Côte d’Ivoire

IPPToday #114: AfDB announces over US$300 million for renewables in Morocco and Côte d’Ivoire

🕔Dec 12, 2017

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has announced that it has approved a loan of US$265 million to support 800 MW of solar projects in Morocco, and will also lend approximately $US59 million to the 44 MW Singrobo-Ahouaty hydropower project in Côte d’Ivoire.

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Four Italian hydro plants sold to Alps Energy RE Fund

Four Italian hydro plants sold to Alps Energy RE Fund

🕔Dec 11, 2017

Alps Energy RE Fund, which is managed by Serenissima SGR, has acquired Idroemilia Srl, owner of four hydropower assets in Italy with a total capacity of around 7.5 MW.

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Brazil sets bidding caps for Dec 18 tender

Brazil sets bidding caps for Dec 18 tender

🕔Nov 20, 2017

The National Electric Energy Regulator (Aneel) has been authorized by The Brazilian Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) to hold two auctions for new power generation projects to be held on December 18, 2017.

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IPPToday #99: MIGA mulls 420 MW hydro project in Cameroon

IPPToday #99: MIGA mulls 420 MW hydro project in Cameroon

🕔Nov 15, 2017

Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) is mulling providing a guarantee for EDF International’s 420 MW Nachtigal hydro project in Cameroon.

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Ayen Enerji & Fusha to develop 120 MW HPP in Albania

Ayen Enerji & Fusha to develop 120 MW HPP in Albania

🕔Nov 6, 2017

Ayen Enerji & Fusha, a Turkish-Albanian consortium, has won a contract for construction and operation of a 120 MW hydro power plant in Albania, with a 35-year concession period.

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IPPToday #92: DEWA launches RFEOI for 250 MW Hatta hydroelectric project

IPPToday #92: DEWA launches RFEOI for 250 MW Hatta hydroelectric project

🕔Nov 6, 2017

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has launched a request for expression of interest (RFEOI) to develop the 250 MW Hatta hydroelectric project in Dubai.

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NIB financing helps NTE develop three hydropower projects in Norway

NIB financing helps NTE develop three hydropower projects in Norway

🕔Nov 3, 2017

Nord-Tronderlag Elektrisitetsverk Holding (NTE) has obtained a 15-year NOK 340 million (US$42.6 million) loan from the Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) to co-finance three hydropower projects in Norway.

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IPPToday #86: Argentina sells 117 bidding documents for RenovAr Round 2

IPPToday #86: Argentina sells 117 bidding documents for RenovAr Round 2

🕔Oct 26, 2017

The Ministry of Energy and Mining has opened the tender for Round 2 of the RenovAr Program in order to promote fulfillment of the targets imposed to achieve 8% participation of renewable energy sources in the electricity grid for December 2017, and 20% for 2025.

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Mega First secures US$150 million financing for 260 MW Don Sahong hydropower plant in Lao PDR

Mega First secures US$150 million financing for 260 MW Don Sahong hydropower plant in Lao PDR

🕔Oct 24, 2017

Mega First has entered into binding agreement with several financial institutions for a total of US$150-million financing for the the 260 MW Don Sahong hydropower project in Laos. 

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Fortum launches takeover for Uniper

Fortum launches takeover for Uniper

🕔Oct 5, 2017

Fortum is in advanced discussions with E.ON concerning E.ON's 46.65% stake in the Germany-based international energy company Uniper. In relation to these advanced discussions, certain questions are currently being clarified with the authorities by E.ON.

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IPPToday #67: Brazil awards nearly US$4B in hydropower auction

IPPToday #67: Brazil awards nearly US$4B in hydropower auction

🕔Sep 28, 2017

The Brazilian government has sold operating licenses for four hydroelectric dams with a total value of nearly US$4 billion.  

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Statkraft and Norfund swap hydropower shares

Statkraft and Norfund swap hydropower shares

🕔Sep 28, 2017

Statkraft and Norfund have closed an agreement to swap shares in their jointly owned international hydropower assets.

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IPPToday #64: Statkraft sells partially-completed 517 MW Cetin hydroelectric plant

IPPToday #64: Statkraft sells partially-completed 517 MW Cetin hydroelectric plant

🕔Sep 25, 2017

Statkraft, a Norwegian renewable energy operator, has sold its 517 MW Cetin hydroelectric plan located in Turkey to Limak Holding.

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Prothea acted as financial advisor in the JV agreement between Genera and IKAV to create a leading energy efficiency player in the Italian market

Prothea acted as financial advisor in the JV agreement between Genera and IKAV to create a leading energy efficiency player in the Italian market

🕔Sep 20, 2017

Genera Group Holdings, a group active in the fields of energy efficiency and production, engineering and real estate development,  has entered into a strategic Joint Venture with IKAV (Institut für Kapitalanlagen & Versicherungslösungen), a leading global green economy German fund with over €400 million of assets under management.

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China green-lights the creation of the worl's largest power company

China green-lights the creation of the worl's largest power company

🕔Sep 1, 2017

The Chinese government has approved the creation of the world’s largest power company. China has given green light to the merger of electricity producer China Guodian and coal company Shenhua Group.

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