National Australia Bank (NAB) has announced that it has finalised its Low Carbon Shared Portfolio, valued at AUD200 million (US$148.7 million), with investors including the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) and Insurance Australia Group Limited (IAG).
The results of Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP)'s Clean Energy Request for Proposals have been announced, with Deepwater Wind winning the contested offshore wind allocation.
Magellan Wind and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), on behalf of Copenhagen Infrastructure III (CI III), have announced that they have entered into a partnership for the development of a portfolio of floating offshore wind projects off the California coast and other areas of the United States.
The Green for Growth Fund (GGF) has announced that it has recently invested in two of the first large-scale wind farms in Serbia.
Macquarie Group, Ørsted and Swancor have secured TWD18.7 billion (US$626.1 million) project financing for the second phase of the Formosa 1 offshore wind project, Taiwan’s first commercial scale offshore wind farm, located off the coast of the Miaoli district of the country.
Longroad Energy Holdings, LLC has announced the financing and full notice to proceed of the Rio Bravo wind project, located in Starr County, Texas. The project involves the construction of a 237.6 MW wind farm comprised of 66 Vestas 3.6 MW V136 wind turbines.
Mainstream Renewable Power has announced the successful completion of financial close for two wind projects in South Africa: the 140 MW Kangnas wind farm, located near Springbok in the Northern Cape, and the 110 MW Perdekraal East wind farm, located 80km northeast of Ceres, in the Western Cape.
The Crown Estate, a statutory corporation that owns public land and assets in the United Kingdom belonging to the British monarch, has announced that it has closed its application process for offshore wind farm extension projects. Since applications were invited in February 2017, the corporation has received proposals for projects representing up to 3 GW generation capacity.
CWP Renewables and Partners Group have secured a AUD113 million (US$85.5 million) senior debt facility for the 135 MW Crudine Ridge wind farm, located near Mudgee in New South Wales. The estimated total investment required is AUD250 million (US$189.25 million).
The Governments of Ethiopia and Denmark have signed a financing arrangement to support the 100 MW Assela wind farm, located on the edge of the Rift Valley, 150km north of the capital Addis Ababa.
The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has published a Request for Selection (RfS) for 2 GW wind projects. Developers are invited to submit projects with between 50 and 300 MW capacity to be delivered on build-own-operate (BOO) bases. SECI will sign 25-year power purchase agreements (PPAs) with selected proponents.
Snowy Hydro, an end-to-end electricity provider in Australia, has published a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEOI) for the supply of long-term offtake arrangements from renewable energy sources - 400 MW of wind and 400 MW of solar power.
Ireland's Electricity Supply Board (ESB) and Bord na Móna have achieved financial close of the Oweninny wind project located in North County Mayo, in the west of Ireland. 50% of the total investment is being provided by the European Investment Bank (EIB).
A scheme to install 2.5 GW of hybrid wind-solar projects in India, proposed by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), has been approved by the President. The projects will be developed by private entities on build-own-operate (BOO) bases, with PPA contracts awarded through bidding processes.
Wind Energy Balkan Group (WEBG) has achieved financial close of the 158 MW Dolovo Cibuk I wind farm, located in the north-east of Serbia.
Crown Estate Scotland, the public body that manages Scottish land and property on behalf of the government, has unveiled proposals to lease seabed to encourage a new generation of offshore wind projects in Scotland’s waters.
Vattenfall, Luxcara and Facebook have signed long-term supply and service agreements for integrating the output of three new Norwegian wind projects into the electric grid that provides power to Facebook’s Nordic data centres in Odense, Denmark, and Luleå in Sweden.
Authorities in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, states in the north-east of the USA, have selected winning developers following a Request for Proposals (RFP) for offshore wind projects, allowing the development of offshore wind farms with a cumulative capacity of 1.2 GW to proceed.
The Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning of the Government of Queensland, a state in the north-east of Australia, has announced that the State has provided development approval for a wind farm project with up to 29 turbines as part of Neoen’s planned green power hub at Kaban 80km south west of Cairns.
Vattenfall has announced that Vestas and PKA, the Danish pension fund, are investing in the Blakliden/Fäbodberget wind project in Sweden. The project involves the development of two wind farms in Västerbotten County in the north of the country, with a combined generation capacity of 353 MW.