The Energy Minister of the Government of Victoria has announced that the Australian state's first large-scale renewable energy auction attracted bids amounting to over 3,500 MW generation capacity. This is over five times the capacity that the government planned to allocate.
Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners’ (CIP) has announced that its newest fund, Copenhagen Infrastructure III (CI III), held a final close on 23 March 2018 at the EUR3.5 billion (US$4.31 billion) hard cap exceeding the EUR3.0 billion (US$3.7 billion) target fund size.
The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF), managed by Investec Asset Management (IAM), has announced that it has successfully completed its latest fundraising round, raising US$385 million in new long-term debt capital to invest in Africa.
South Africa's Minister of Energy has announced the signing of power purchase agreements (PPAs) for 27 projects procured under rounds 3.5 and 4 of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPP). This is the biggest IPP procurement by the Department of Energy to date, representing a total of ZAR56 billion (US$4.7 billion) of investment and over 2300 MW of generation capacity to be added to the grid over the next five years.
Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA), a division of Macquarie Group, has announced the close of its second Asian regional infrastructure fund at its hard cap of $US3.3 billion in investor commitments.
The Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) and National Centre for Energy Control (CENACE) of Mexico have launched the country's fourth long-term renewable energy auction. The objective of this auction is to add 13,000 MW of generation capacity and 38 TWh of clean energy to the Mexican electricity market by 2021.
The Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) has opened Rounds 2 and 3 of its Renewable Electricity Program (REP), devised to support the Government of Alberta’s target of 30% renewable electricity by 2030. Expressions of Interest (EOI) for both rounds are invited until 20 April 2018.
The Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM) of the Government of Peru has signed a Framework Cooperation Agreement with the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) in order to promote planning and action on energy efficiency, as well as the generation and use of renewable energies, with the aim of stimulating sustainable economic and energy development in Peru.
The World Bank (WB) Board of Executive Directors has approved a new US$250 million guarantee for projects being developed under the Argentine Ministry of Energy and Mining’s RenovAr Program, via the Renewable Energy Fund (FODER, in Spanish).
E.ON and RWE have announced an agreement regarding a far-reaching exchange of assets and interests, centred around E.ON's acquisition of RWE’s 76.8% stake in Innogy SE. The Supervisory Boards of both companies have approved the transaction.
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and Amundi, Europe’s largest asset manager, have announced the successful launch of the world’s largest targeted green bond fund focused on emerging markets, the Amundi Planet Emerging Green One (EGO).
Landsvirkjun has reached an agreement with US and UK institutional investors to issue its debut US private placement (USPP) in Green Bond format, for a total amount of US$200 million. The proceeds will be used to finance the construction of the Theistareykir and Burfell II power stations.
Argentina's Minister of Energy, Juan José Aranguren, has reportedly disclosed that the Ministry will launch the third tender in its RenovAr programme in September or October this year. The tender will be similar in scope and format to that of Round 2, through which the Ministry awarded contracts for 1.4 GW renewable capacity in November 2017.
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has awarded contracts for 26 large-scale renewable energy projects to be located across the state, representing US$1.4 billion in investment, the single largest commitment to renewable energy by a state in U.S. history.
The Hawaiian Electric Companies, subsidiaries of Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. have issued RFPs for new, grid-scale renewable energy projects for O'ahu, Maui and Hawai'i Island. The companies are seeking the largest amount of variable renewable resources ever to be developed at one time in Hawai'i.
Russia's Administrator of the Trading System of the Wholesale Electricity Market (ATS) has published information on its upcoming tender, entitled "The competitive selection of investment projects for the construction of generating facilities operating on the basis of renewable energy sources (RES) for 2019-2023".
The AMP Capital Diversified Infrastructure Trust (ADIT) and AMP Capital Core Infrastructure Fund (CIF) have attracted their first New Zealand investors, reflecting growing interest locally in the asset class.
Capital Stage AG, the SDAX-listed solar and wind park operator based in Hamburg, has announced that it has changed its name to Encavis AG.
Following public disclosure of its 2017 earnings, Iberdola has announced plans to invest EUR32 billion (US$39.4 billion) over the period between 2018-2022. More than 90% of total amount will be allocated to regulated activities or long-term contracts, in line with the group's strategy of investing in businesses with stable and predictable returns.
Golding Capital Partners (GCP), a private equity investor with 17 years experience, has announced the closings of several of its funds.