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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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IPPToday #46: Feasibility study underway for 2-GW Aussie pumped hydro project

IPPToday #46: Feasibility study underway for 2-GW Aussie pumped hydro project

🕔Aug 29, 2017

The Australian Government has confirmed an agreement between the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and Snowy Hydro had been reached to drive planning for the construction of the project and insight for future pumped hydro projects into the future.

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IPPToday #41: Argentina launches 1.2 GW round 2 renewable auction

IPPToday #41: Argentina launches 1.2 GW round 2 renewable auction

🕔Aug 22, 2017

The Government of Argentina has launched the RenovAr Ronda 2 national auction, comprising 1,200 MW of renewable energy capacity.

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BC Hydro acquires additional interest in 480 MW Waneta Dam

BC Hydro acquires additional interest in 480 MW Waneta Dam

🕔Aug 10, 2017

BC Hydro has announced it plans to purchase the remaining two-third ownership interest in the Waneta Dam and Generating Station in Trail, B.C. from Teck Resources Limited (Teck) for CAD1.2 billion (US$945 million). The purchase is forecast to have a beneficial financial impact each year, helping to keep rates affordable for BC Hydro’s customers.

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La Caisse acquires a 17.3% interest in Boralex

La Caisse acquires a 17.3% interest in Boralex

🕔Aug 4, 2017

Boralex has announced that Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec has acquired all of the Class A common shares of Boralex held by Cascades representing 17.3% of the outstanding shares for the amount of CAD287.5 million (US$228.4 million).

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IPPToday #27: Brazil tenders the termination of  4.25 GW of renewables

IPPToday #27: Brazil tenders the termination of 4.25 GW of renewables

🕔Jul 31, 2017

ANEEL, the Brazilian Electricity Regulatory Agency has announced an unusual tender aimed to eliminate part of the excess capacity that Brazil has at the moment. The auction involves the termination of 4,248.5 MW of wind, solar and hydropower projects.

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IPPToday #20: San Diego launches RFP for 500-MW hydro storage facility

IPPToday #20: San Diego launches RFP for 500-MW hydro storage facility

🕔Jul 20, 2017

The San Diego County Water Authority has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a potential 500-megawatt pumped storage project at the San Vicente Reservoir site that could lessen upward pressure on water rates and also increase opportunities for renewable energy penetration throughout the region by leveraging existing infrastructure at San Vicente Reservoir.

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KGAL renewable energy fund raises EUR 255m

KGAL renewable energy fund raises EUR 255m

🕔Jul 19, 2017

KGAL has announced the first closing of its core plus European renewable fund ESPF 4. With €255 million (US$294 million) of committed equity, the Luxembourg-based SICAV-SIF vehicle has attracted large commitments from four major European institutional investors.

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Nigeria issues EOI for a hydropower plant concession

Nigeria issues EOI for a hydropower plant concession

🕔Jul 13, 2017

The government of Nigeria has issued a request for expressions of interest (EOI) for the operation and maintenance of a hydropower plant located in Kaduna State.

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CFM achieves first close on EM-focused renewables fund

CFM achieves first close on EM-focused renewables fund

🕔Jul 7, 2017

Climate Fund Managers (CFM) has announced the first close of Climate Investor One (CIO), at US$412 million.

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Hull Street Energy acquires hydro assets from Carlyle

Hull Street Energy acquires hydro assets from Carlyle

🕔Jul 6, 2017

A recently formed affiliate of Hull Street Energy, has completed the acquisition of 100% of the ownership interests in Nautilus Hydro, LLC ("Nautilus Hydro") from funds managed by affiliates of The Carlyle Group. 

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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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SK-E&C to develop 545-MW hydro project in Pakistan

SK-E&C to develop 545-MW hydro project in Pakistan

🕔Jun 12, 2017

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's government (Pakistan) has decided to carry out the 545-MW Kaiga Hydro project at Kandia valley in Kohistan.

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DEWA awards hydroelectric consultancy contract to EDF

DEWA awards hydroelectric consultancy contract to EDF

🕔Jun 12, 2017

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has awarded the AED58 million (US$15 million) consultancy contract for the pumped-storage hydroelectric power station at Hatta Dam to France’s EDF.

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Albania launches tender for a hydropower project

Albania launches tender for a hydropower project

🕔Jun 9, 2017

The government of Albania has launched the tender process for the development of an hydropower project on the Vjosa river under PPP scheme.

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650 MW Tamakoshi 3 hydropower plant in Nepal to be developed under PPP

650 MW Tamakoshi 3 hydropower plant in Nepal to be developed under PPP

🕔Jun 5, 2017

Investment Board Nepal (IBN) has announced it is considering to develop a hydropower project under a PPP model with a mix of domestic and international investments.

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Nepal awards the 1,200-MW Budhi Gandaki hydropower project

Nepal awards the 1,200-MW Budhi Gandaki hydropower project

🕔May 31, 2017

The Nepalese government has decided to award the contract to construct the Budhi Gandaki Hydroelectric Project to China Gezhouba Group Corporation (CGGC).

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North Sky closes two clean energy funds at US$300 MM

North Sky closes two clean energy funds at US$300 MM

🕔May 19, 2017

North Sky Capital has announced the closing of two investment funds at US$300 million.

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San Diego water board looking into pumped storage hydro

San Diego water board looking into pumped storage hydro

🕔May 16, 2017

The San Diego County Water Authority board of directors has authorized the Water Authority, in conjunction with the City of San Diego, to begin seeking detailed proposals for a potential energy storage facility at San Vicente Reservoir.

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