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IPPToday #157: AGL to issue RFEOI for US$700 million wind projects

IPPToday #157: AGL to issue RFEOI for US$700 million wind projects

🕔Feb 16, 2018

Australian generation and utility company AGL has announced plans to issue Requests for Expressions of Interest for 500 MW wind projects in an attempt to replace the power produced by its Liddell coal-fired power plant, which will be shut down in 2022.

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Tenaska signs PPA for 236 MW wind project in Missouri

Tenaska signs PPA for 236 MW wind project in Missouri

🕔Feb 15, 2018

Tenaska has signed a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Associated Electric Cooperative Inc. for the 236 MW Tenaska Clear Creek Energy Center project, located near Maryville in northwest Missouri. The project is anticipated to be operational in 2020.

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Enel to acquire five Spanish wind farms in Galicia and Catalonia

Enel to acquire five Spanish wind farms in Galicia and Catalonia

🕔Feb 13, 2018

Enel, acting through its Spanish subsidiary Endesa’s local renewable energies company Enel Green Power España (EGPE), has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of Parques Eolicos Gestinver, owner of five wind farms in Spain with a total 132 MW capacity.

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IPPToday #153: TerraForm offers to acquire Saeta Yield for US$1.2 billion

IPPToday #153: TerraForm offers to acquire Saeta Yield for US$1.2 billion

🕔Feb 12, 2018

TerraForm Power, Inc. has announced that it has launched a voluntary tender offer to acquire 100% of the outstanding shares of Saeta Yield, S.A., a leading, publicly-listed European owner and operator of wind and solar assets, located primarily in Spain

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Taaleri Energia acquires 277 MW wind project in Texas

Taaleri Energia acquires 277 MW wind project in Texas

🕔Feb 12, 2018

Taaleri Energia Ltd has acquired the 277 MW Truscott-Gilliland East Wind Project, the company’s first U.S. wind project, located in Knox County, Texas. The acquisition represents approximately US$350 million of investment in the North American renewable power sector.  

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Connecticut launches RFP for clean energy projects

Connecticut launches RFP for clean energy projects

🕔Feb 9, 2018

The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) of Connecticut has announced is seeking proposals from developers of qualified offshore wind, fuel cell, and anaerobic digestion Class I resources for projects to be located anywhere in New England, a region comprising six states of the northeastern United States.

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IPPToday #152: SECI launches tenders for over 4000 MW renewable projects

IPPToday #152: SECI launches tenders for over 4000 MW renewable projects

🕔Feb 9, 2018

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has launched three separate tenders for renewable energy projects which altogether entail the development of 4070 MW. The authority is seeking developers for 2000 MW wind power projects and 2000 MW solar photovoltaic projects at locations proposed by bidders, plus a 70 MW solar PV park in the northern state of Assam.

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E.ON announces US wind farm tax equity financing deal with Merrill Lynch and Allianz

E.ON announces US wind farm tax equity financing deal with Merrill Lynch and Allianz

🕔Feb 7, 2018

E.ON has announced the successful tax equity financing of its 305.8 MW Radford's Run wind farm in Macon County, Illinois, in the US Midwest. Allianz Renewable Energy Partners of America and Bank of America Merrill Lynch provided tax equity financing in exchange for a partial interest in the project.

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NTR secures EUR66.5 million to finance wind assets

NTR secures EUR66.5 million to finance wind assets

🕔Feb 5, 2018

NTR has successfully closed three project debt facilities in recent weeks with AIB, Nord/LB and MUFG totaling €66.5 million (US$82,80 million). Two of the debt facilities will be utilized to finance the construction of new wind farms, while the third is for the refinancing of a wind farm already in operation.

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Engie secures financing for 327.7 MW wind project in Brazil

Engie secures financing for 327.7 MW wind project in Brazil

🕔Feb 1, 2018

The Administrative Council of Engie Brasil Energia SA has approved borrowing BRL1.04 billion (US$ 329.4 million) from Brazil's National Development Bank (BNDES), to support the development of the 327.7 MW Campo Largo Phase 1 wind project. No further details about the deal have been disclosed.

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Germany launches second offshore wind tender

Germany launches second offshore wind tender

🕔Feb 1, 2018

Germany’s Federal Network Agency has announced a second tender for offshore wind, targeting 1,610 MW of capacity to be put in operation after December 2020. This includes 60 MW not awarded in the first tender, in April 2017.

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EIB to finance three wind farms in Austria

EIB to finance three wind farms in Austria

🕔Jan 29, 2018

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing EUR48 million (US$59.65 million) to finance the construction and operation of three new wind farms in Austria (Kreuzstetten IV, Dürnkrut II and Hipples II) with a total capacity of 39 MW. The facilities will be operated by Windkraft Simonsfeld AG.

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IPPToday #141: Spain's Canary Islands to launch 400 MW wind and solar tenders

IPPToday #141: Spain's Canary Islands to launch 400 MW wind and solar tenders

🕔Jan 25, 2018

The government of the Canary Islands has confirmed that it will hold two auctions for large-scale wind and solar power projects this year. It has been reported in local press that 100 MW will be allocated in the solar auction, and 300 MW wind projects will be awarded in the other auction. No dates were disclosed.

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Financial close for 300 MW Tahoka wind farm in Texas

Financial close for 300 MW Tahoka wind farm in Texas

🕔Jan 24, 2018

Lincoln Clean Energy (LCE), a portfolio company of I Squared Capital, has announced that it has closed the financing of its Tahoka Wind project, a 300 MW wind farm in Lynn County, Texas.

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IPPToday #139: Masdar, Elsewedy Electric and Marubeni to develop 800 MW wind project in Egypt

IPPToday #139: Masdar, Elsewedy Electric and Marubeni to develop 800 MW wind project in Egypt

🕔Jan 23, 2018

Abu Dhabi-based Masdar, Egyptian energy technology developer Elsewedy Electric and Marubeni Corporation have signed an agreement to develop an 800 MW wind project in Egypt. The estimated investment required has not been disclosed.

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Invenergy secures construction financing for 202 MW wind project in Nebraska

Invenergy secures construction financing for 202 MW wind project in Nebraska

🕔Jan 22, 2018

Invenergy has announced that it has completed construction financing for its 202.5 MW Upstream Wind Energy Center in Antelope County, Nebraska, USA.  

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IPPToday #137: Development financiers unite to support wind farm in Dominican Republic

IPPToday #137: Development financiers unite to support wind farm in Dominican Republic

🕔Jan 19, 2018

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, with support from the Government of Canada, has completed an US$80 million financing package for the construction and operation of a new, grid-connected, 50 MW wind farm in the Dominican Republic.

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DEG acquires 10% stake in 158 MW wind farm in Serbia

DEG acquires 10% stake in 158 MW wind farm in Serbia

🕔Jan 18, 2018

DEG (Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH) has acquired an equity interest of 10% in the Cibuk I wind farm in Serbia.

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IPPToday #136: US$268 million financing secured for construction of Oklahoma wind farm

IPPToday #136: US$268 million financing secured for construction of Oklahoma wind farm

🕔Jan 18, 2018

Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners and GE have announced that the Quinbrook Low Carbon Power Fund has closed construction and tax equity financing of the 200 MW first stage of the 365 MW Persimmon wind farm project in Oklahoma, USA.

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Arizona's TEP to launch RFP for 150 MW of wind power

Arizona's TEP to launch RFP for 150 MW of wind power

🕔Jan 17, 2018

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.

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