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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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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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Government of Argentina merges two public energy companies with privatisation in mind

Government of Argentina merges two public energy companies with privatisation in mind

🕔Feb 12, 2018

The Ministry of Energy and Mining of the Government of Argentina has instructed the boards of state companies Energía Argentina SA (Enarsa) and Emprendimientos Energéticos Binacionales SA (Ebisa) to promote and adopt all acts, actions and corporate collections necessary to proceed to a merger by absorption

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IPPToday #150: Government of São Paulo resumes privatisation of CESP

IPPToday #150: Government of São Paulo resumes privatisation of CESP

🕔Feb 7, 2018

The government of São Paulo has resumed the partial privatisation of Companhia Energetica de São Paulo (CESP), the utility company responsible for approximately 58% of the energy generated in the state, and for almost 12% of the total power produced in Brazil, making it the third largest in the country.

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EUR70 million first close for Foresight Italian Green Bond Fund

EUR70 million first close for Foresight Italian Green Bond Fund

🕔Jan 25, 2018

Foresight Group has announced the first close of the Foresight Italian Green Bond Fund at EUR70 million (US$864.75 million).

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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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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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ING commits EUR100 million to Sustainable Investments fund

ING commits EUR100 million to Sustainable Investments fund

🕔Jan 22, 2018

Dutch multinational banking and financial services firm ING has launched a Sustainable Investments fund, committing EUR100 million of capital to support sustainable ’scale-ups’ with a proven concept and a positive environmental impact. The OECD definition of a scale-up is a company with an average annualized return of at least 20% in the past 3 years with at least 10 employees in the beginning of the period.

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Engie issues EUR1 billion Green Hybrid Bond

Engie issues EUR1 billion Green Hybrid Bond

🕔Jan 16, 2018

Taking advantage of the attractive market conditions, ENGIE has issued its first Green Hybrid Bond (Deeply Subordinated Perpetual Bond) for an amount of EUR1 billion (US$1.22 billion), with a coupon of 1.375% and a Non-Call period of 5.25 years.

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Burkina Faso, Mali and Ghana Ministers of Energy to join TOTAL, CI-GNL, RLSF, APUA, ANARÉ and WAGPA at the Regional Energy Co-operation Summit in Côte d’Ivoire this January

Burkina Faso, Mali and Ghana Ministers of Energy to join TOTAL, CI-GNL, RLSF, APUA, ANARÉ and WAGPA at the Regional Energy Co-operation Summit in Côte d’Ivoire this January

🕔Jan 10, 2018

With confirmed participation of H.E Honourable Malick Alhousseini, H.E Honourable Professor Alfa Oumar Dissa, Ghana’s Ministry of Energy, Autorité Nationale de Régulation du Secteur de l'Electricité (Anaré), TOTAL, CI-GNL, Regional Liquidity Support Facility (RLSF) and West Africa Gas Pipeline Authority Company (WAGPA), the fast approaching Regional Energy Co-operation Summit 2018 will establish the roadmap for sustainable electricity trade in ECOWAS’ booming gas and energy markets.

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Brookfield Business Partners to acquire Westinghouse Electric Company

Brookfield Business Partners to acquire Westinghouse Electric Company

🕔Jan 9, 2018

Brookfield Business Partners L.P, together with institutional partners, has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of Westinghouse Electric Company, a leading global provider of infrastructure services to the power generation industry, from Toshiba Corporation.

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Danish CIP's 3rd energy fund secures EUR2.8 billion in commitments

Danish CIP's 3rd energy fund secures EUR2.8 billion in commitments

🕔Dec 29, 2017

After nine months of fundraising, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners’ (CIP) new fund, Copenhagen Infrastructure III (CI III), has had its sixth close on December 27, 2017 with total commitments reaching EUR2.8 billion (US$3.32 billion).

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Allianz Group announces restructure of investment divisions

Allianz Group announces restructure of investment divisions

🕔Dec 21, 2017

The Allianz Group has announced that from 1 January 2018, Allianz Capital Partners (ACP) will become a discrete entity under the umbrella of Allianz Global Investors (AllianzGI).

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IPPToday #121: Enel wins 618 MW of wind capacity in 3.8 GW tender in Brazil

IPPToday #121: Enel wins 618 MW of wind capacity in 3.8 GW tender in Brazil

🕔Dec 21, 2017

The Power Trading Chamber (CCEE) of Brazil has announced that more than 3,841.6 MW of power supply contracts were awarded in the tender that took place yesterday. Around 572,518,389 MWh were awarded for a total BRL108.46 billion (US$32.96 billion), or an average price of BRL189.45 (US$57.5) per MWh.

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Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund secures US$100 million loan from AfDB

Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund secures US$100 million loan from AfDB

🕔Dec 20, 2017

In a bid to reduce the huge infrastructure financing gap in Sub-Saharan Africa, the African Development Bank has approved US$100 million to The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF), a public private partnership company.

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I Squared Capital to acquire Inkia Energy for US$1.2 billion

I Squared Capital to acquire Inkia Energy for US$1.2 billion

🕔Dec 20, 2017

ISQ Global Infrastructure Fund II, which is owned by I Squared Capital, an infrastructure private equity firm based in New York, is acquiring the Latin American and Caribbean businesses of Inkia Energy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of IC Power Ltd., for US$1.2 billion.

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African energy stakeholders to meet leading international businesses in Washington, D.C. to discuss investment partnerships

African energy stakeholders to meet leading international businesses in Washington, D.C. to discuss investment partnerships

🕔Dec 19, 2017

U.S. Government agency Power Africa and EnergyNet have joined forces for a 4th year to unite African stakeholders with global leading businesses in the heart of the U.S. capital, Washington D.C.

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Land Degradation Neutrality Fund launched

Land Degradation Neutrality Fund launched

🕔Dec 18, 2017

The Land Degradation Neutrality Fund was officially launched at the thirteenth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP13) of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), which took place in Ordos, China. The initiative is promoted by UNCCD and Mirova.

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APG and AXA acquire US$1.1 B Ardian fund II portfolio

APG and AXA acquire US$1.1 B Ardian fund II portfolio

🕔Dec 15, 2017

Ardian, announced it has signed an agreement for the sale of a €1 billion portfolio of assets after a competitive auction. The Investors involved are APG and AXA, both existing shareholders of the portfolio since 2006. Ardian will remain the asset manager and advisor of the portfolio.

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Energy Summit in Abidjan to explore West Africa’s gas and energy markets

Energy Summit in Abidjan to explore West Africa’s gas and energy markets

🕔Dec 13, 2017

EnergyNet will host the second Regional Energy Co-operation Summit in Côte d’Ivoire from 24-25 January 2018 - a strategic platform for project evolution and partnership development. The conference will discuss opportunities for cross-border power projects and potential gas investments across West Africa.

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