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IPPToday #302: US$920 million asset sale leads to UK's first 100% renewable energy business

IPPToday #302: US$920 million asset sale leads to UK's first 100% renewable energy business

🕔Oct 17, 2018

Iberdrola, through its subsidiary ScottishPower, has agreed to sell its traditional generation assets in the United Kingdom to Drax Smart Generation, a subsidiary of the Drax Group for GBP702 million (US$922.5 million). Thus, the company becomes the first 100% renewable integrated energy business in the UK.

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IPPToday #292: US state launches RFP for 400 MW renewable projects

IPPToday #292: US state launches RFP for 400 MW renewable projects

🕔Sep 27, 2018

The Narragansett Electric Company (NEC), an electric distribution company serving customers in Rhode Island and a subsidiary of UK utility National Grid, has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the supply of energy as well as Renewable Energy Certificates and related attributes from up to 400 MW renewable energy projects.

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sPower closes US$500 million refinancing

sPower closes US$500 million refinancing

🕔Sep 21, 2018

sPower has announced that it recently closed a US$498.7 million investment grade private placement financing. The financed portfolio represents approximately half of sPower’s 1.3 GW of operating portfolio. The portfolio is comprised of four previously financed tax equity partnerships with four leading financial investors.

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Orix launches renewables O&M services unit

Orix launches renewables O&M services unit

🕔Sep 6, 2018

ORIX Corporation has announced that it has established and commenced activities at ORIX Renewable Energy Management Corporation, a company tasked with the operation, management, and maintenance of power plants that use renewable energies such as solar power.

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IPPToday #278: Brazil awards contracts to 835 MW projects in latest energy auction

IPPToday #278: Brazil awards contracts to 835 MW projects in latest energy auction

🕔Sep 4, 2018

Brazil's Câmara de Comercialização de Energia Elétrica (CCEE - Chamber of Electric Energy Commercialisation) has awarded power purchase agreements for projects with 835 MW total generation capacity in its latest energy auction. The contracts awarded represent BRL23.6 billion (US$575.7 million).

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IPPToday #264: Starwood to acquire US$2.56 B energy project finance debt business

IPPToday #264: Starwood to acquire US$2.56 B energy project finance debt business

🕔Aug 10, 2018

Starwood Property Trust has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire GE Capital's Energy Financial Services' Project Finance Debt Business and loan portfolio for $2.56 billion, including $400 million of unfunded loan commitments.

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IPPToday #262: IFC and Gaia Energy to develop 22 projects in 9 countries in Africa

IPPToday #262: IFC and Gaia Energy to develop 22 projects in 9 countries in Africa

🕔Aug 8, 2018

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has forged a new partnership with Gaia Energy to create a joint platform for the development of wind power and other renewable energy projects in Africa. 

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Dominican Republic to replace PPAs with concessions for renewable projects

Dominican Republic to replace PPAs with concessions for renewable projects

🕔Jul 16, 2018

The Dominican Republic's Minister of Energy and Mines has announced that it is changing the way that renewable projects are developed in the country. Instead of awarding PPAs to projects proposed by developers, the Ministry will tender concession contracts for projects that it has designed. 

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US$3 billion final close for Macquarie Super Core Infrastucture Fund Series 1

US$3 billion final close for Macquarie Super Core Infrastucture Fund Series 1

🕔Jul 10, 2018

Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) has announced the final close of Macquarie Super Core Infrastructure Fund (MSCIF) Series 1 at EUR2.5 billion (US$2.94 million), exceeding the fund's initial minimum target of EUR1.5 billion (US$1.76 million).

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Macquarie Capital Launches Green Investment Group in North America; Completes Two Green Energy Investments

Macquarie Capital Launches Green Investment Group in North America; Completes Two Green Energy Investments

🕔Jul 5, 2018

Green Investment Group (GIG) launches in North America, establishing GIG as a global renewable energy investment platform.

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E.on closes sale of Uniper stake for EUR 3.8bn

E.on closes sale of Uniper stake for EUR 3.8bn

🕔Jul 2, 2018

E.ON SE has successfully completed the sale of its 46.65 percent stake in Uniper SE to Fortum Corporation.

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IPPToday #232: E.ON secures US$5.9 billion to acquire Innogy

IPPToday #232: E.ON secures US$5.9 billion to acquire Innogy

🕔Jun 14, 2018

E.ON has announced the successful close of the syndication of EUR5 billion (US$5.88 bilion) financing for its acquisition of Innogy, an energy company based in Essen, Germany, with revenue of around EUR44 billion (US$54.3 billion) (2016), more than 40,000 employees and activities in 16 countries across Europe.

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Marguerite II invests in energy-efficient public lighting in Italy

Marguerite II invests in energy-efficient public lighting in Italy

🕔Jun 13, 2018

Pan-European equity fund Marguerite II has invested in City Green Light, one of the largest private operators of public lighting in Italy. This follows the investment by Fondo Italiano per l’Efficienza Energetica (FIEE) – the first Italian equity fund entirely dedicated to investing in projects in the energy efficiency sector – in February 2018.

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IPPToday #231: MoU signed for US$1 billion renewable projects in West Africa

IPPToday #231: MoU signed for US$1 billion renewable projects in West Africa

🕔Jun 13, 2018

Multinational renewables developer Gigawatt Global Cooperatief has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to invest US$1 billion in renewable energy projects in the region.

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Denmark's IFU and pension funds launch US$650 million sustainable investment fund

Denmark's IFU and pension funds launch US$650 million sustainable investment fund

🕔Jun 12, 2018

The Investment Fund for Developing Countries (IFU), based in Denmark, has signed an agreement with six pension funds - PKA, PensionDanmark, PFA, ATP, JØP/DIP and PenSam - to establish the Danish SDG Investment Fund, which will contribute to meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in developing countries and promote the sale of Danish expertise and technology.

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Greenko to acquire Orange Renewables Singapore at over US$900 million valuation

Greenko to acquire Orange Renewables Singapore at over US$900 million valuation

🕔Jun 11, 2018

Greenko Energy Holdings (Greenko) has announced that it has entered into a definitive purchase agreement with AT Capital Group for the acquisition of Orange Renewables Singapore, for a total enterprise value of approximately US$922 million.

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Impax closes New Energy Investors III at US$420 million

Impax closes New Energy Investors III at US$420 million

🕔Jun 11, 2018

Impax Asset Management Group Plc has announced the close of its third private equity infrastructure fund at EUR357 million (US$420.1 million)Impax New Energy Investors III (NEFIII) is focussed on investments in renewable power generation and related assets in Europe.

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IPPToday #225: South Africa to procure 1.8 GW renewable projects in November

IPPToday #225: South Africa to procure 1.8 GW renewable projects in November

🕔Jun 4, 2018

The Energy Minister of South Africa, Jeff Radebe, has announced that the fifth bidding round of the country's Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) will be launched in November 2018. The tender will procure up to 1.8 GW renewable capacity.

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Eesti Energia agrees to third largest acquisition in history of Estonia

Eesti Energia agrees to third largest acquisition in history of Estonia

🕔Jun 1, 2018

Eesti Energia AS has announced that its fully owned subsidiary Enefit Green AS has entered into a share purchase agreement regarding all the shares in Nelja Energia AS, a renewable energy producer and developer in the Baltic region of Europe.

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IPPToday #220: Partners Group to invest US$530 million in Australian renewables platform

IPPToday #220: Partners Group to invest US$530 million in Australian renewables platform

🕔May 28, 2018

Partners Group has announced that it has agreed to invest AUD700 million (US$528.2 million) in a new large-scale renewable energy platform in Australia, to be called Grassroots Renewable Energy Platform. It will construct over 1.3 GW of new wind power, solar power and battery storage assets across Australia within the next four years.

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