Tucson Electric Power (TEP) plans to issue a request for proposals (RFP) this week for the design and construction of new wind energy projects that could power up to 31,000 homes annually in the Tucson metropolitan area. Tucson is the second-largest populated city in the US state of Arizona.
Capstone Infrastructure Corporation has announced that it has acquired the remaining interests in Glen Dhu Wind Energy Limited Partnership and Fitzpatrick Mountain Wind Energy Inc., and closed a new corporate credit facility.
French renewable energy provider Neoen has obtained financing for the construction of a global 1.6 GW renewable energy portfolio, through issuing a junior green bond with a total value of EUR245 million (US$293 million). The bonds have been subscribed by AMP Capital, through its Infrastructure Debt Fund III (IDF III).
The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy has held the country's first zero-subsidy offshore wind tender. The tender, described as a huge breakthrough by the Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, concerned sites I and II of the Hollandse Kust (Zuid) off-shore wind farm. It closed on 21 December 2017.
Blue Elephant Energy AG (BEE) has acquired a 50% stake in a 20 MW wind farm in Italy from European Energy, through its affiliate BEEGO IPP GmbH. BEE now own 100% of the project.
VALOREM group has announced the success of VASCO, an operation of legal and financial re-organisation of its green energy projects through the roll-over of its EUR180 million (US$216,48 million) senior debt.
Orange Renewable, a unit of AT Capital Group, is in talks to sell part of its portfolio to Hero Future Energies.
Pattern Energy Group has announced that it has secured CAD$1 billion (US$798,23 million) financing for the 300 MW Henvey Inlet wind project located on Henvey Inlet First Nation Reserve No. 2 on the northeast shore of the Georgian Bay in Ontario.
Eolus has signed an agreement with Aquila Capital regarding the sale of the wind farms Kråktorpet and Nylandsbergen, which collectively comprise 61 wind turbines with a combined installed capacity of 232 MW. The wind farms are located in Sundsvall, in the north-east of Sweden.
EDP Renováveis, S.A. (EDPR), through its fully owned subsidiary EDP Renewables North America LLC, has completed two tax equity financing deals in exchange for interests in four wind and three solar projects in the USA. The total financing amounts to US$507 million.
ENGIE and Crédit Agricole Assurances have signed a new agreement to acquire nearly 500 MW of on-shore wind and solar power plants by the end of 2018 through their joint venture FEIH (Futures Energies Investissements Holding).
Aela Energía, a joint venture of Actis (60%) and Mainstream Renewable Power (40%), has secured project financing for the construction of two wind farms to be located in the Atacama and Los Lagos regions of Chile. Together the projects will contribute installed capacity of 299 MW to the Central Power Grid System.
Total Eren has announced the successful financing of the 97.2 MW Vientos Los Hercules wind project in southern Argentina. Non-recourse senior debt was structured by KfW IPEX-Bank.
The consortium proposing to build a 250 MW wind farm in Ras Ghareb, Egypt have achieved financial close for the project. The estimated value of the wind farm is US$400 million.
OX2 has announced that the financing of Valhalla project comprising 85 wind turbines has been successfully completed. Aquila Capital will acquire the project which OX2 will deliver as an EPC contract. It will be one of the largest onshore wind farms in Europe.
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), a professional investment management organization, and Votorantim Energia, the energy subsidiary of Brazil’s Votorantim Group, announced that they have signed agreements to form a new joint venture focusing on investments and developments in the Brazilian power generation sector.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) will provide US$150 million to the renewable energy production company Enel Green Power Peru, a local subsidiary of the Enel group, for the construction and operation of a wind farm and a photovoltaic solar plant currently under construction in the Andean country.
Goldwind Australia, a subsidiary of Chinese wind turbine manufacturer, has secured nearly AUD700 million (US$536 million) project financing for construction of Australia’s largest wind farm, the 530-MW Stockyard Hill Wind Farm, located in Western Victoria.
The Marguerite Fund has raised €29.25 million (US$34.54 million) of 15-year non-recourse debt from German bank Norddeutsche Landesbank (NORD/LB) for the construction of its all-equity acquisition of the 46.8MW Grimsås onshore wind project in Sweden. It acquired the project from Element Power and Kraftö Vind on June 15, 2017.
The General Directorate for Energy and the Climate (DGEC) in France, which is part of the Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development, has revealed that it is going to hold joint auction for wind and solar power projects in the near future. DGEC are looking to allocate around 200 MW of renewable energy capacity in lots not exceeding 18 MW in size