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IPPToday #325: Financial close for 487 MW offshore wind project in Belgium UPDATED

IPPToday #325: Financial close for 487 MW offshore wind project in Belgium UPDATED

🕔Dec 4, 2018

Otary, a Belgian offshore wind development platform, has announced that the 487 MW SeaMade offshore wind project has reached financial close.

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IPPToday #323: EDPR, Mitsubishi and Engie secure over US$3 billion financing for UK offshore wind project

IPPToday #323: EDPR, Mitsubishi and Engie secure over US$3 billion financing for UK offshore wind project

🕔Nov 28, 2018

EDP Renováveis S.A. (EDPR), through its subsidiary EDPR UK Limited, Diamond Generating Europe Limited (DGE) and ENGIE have announced that Moray Offshore Windfarm (East) Limited (MOWEL) has successfully secured financing for the construction of an 950 MW offshore wind farm.

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IPPToday #322: Developers announce awards totalling 500 MW in Polish renewables auction

IPPToday #322: Developers announce awards totalling 500 MW in Polish renewables auction

🕔Nov 26, 2018

Several companies have announced their success in the Energy Regulatory Office (URE) of Poland's latest renewables auction. Supply contracts were awarded to 31 wind and solar projects proposed by 23 companies, representing more than 41.997 TWh of electricity and worth approximately PLN8.24 billion (US$2.18 billion).

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IPPToday #321: NORD/LB arranges financing for 475 MW wind project in Sweden

IPPToday #321: NORD/LB arranges financing for 475 MW wind project in Sweden

🕔Nov 22, 2018

NORD/LB Norddeutsche Landesbank has announced that it has successfully arranged project financing for the 475 MW Nysäter wind farm project in Sweden of around EUR375 million (~US$430 million).

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IPPToday #318: Tilt Renewables achieves financial close of US$400 million wind project in Australia

IPPToday #318: Tilt Renewables achieves financial close of US$400 million wind project in Australia

🕔Nov 16, 2018

Tilt Renewables has announced that the 336 MW Dundonnell Wind Farm located in Western Victoria, south-east Australia, has successfully reached financial close. The project is expected to cost AUD560 million (US$404.2 million).

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IPPToday #316: New York launches RFP for 800 MW offshore wind projects

IPPToday #316: New York launches RFP for 800 MW offshore wind projects

🕔Nov 12, 2018

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has launched its first request for proposals (RFP) for offshore wind energy, seeking to procure 800 MW or more of offshore wind renewable energy certificates (ORECs).

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IPPToday #313: Snowy Hydro contracts 888 MW wind and solar power in Australia

IPPToday #313: Snowy Hydro contracts 888 MW wind and solar power in Australia

🕔Nov 6, 2018

Australian energy provider Snowy Hydro has announced that it has signed Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) for eight wind and solar projects totalling 888 MW. Located across New South Wales and Victoria, states in the south-east of Australia, the projects are expected to generate about 2.8 terawatt hours of energy annually.

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IPPToday #312: Kazakhstan awards over 850 MW capacity in 2018 renewables auctions

IPPToday #312: Kazakhstan awards over 850 MW capacity in 2018 renewables auctions

🕔Nov 2, 2018

Kazakhstan Electricity and Capacity Market Operator (KOREM) has announced that it has contracted 857.93 MW of renewable energy this year through auctions.

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IPPToday #308: 250 MW wind project in Egypt seeks financing from EBRD and IFC

IPPToday #308: 250 MW wind project in Egypt seeks financing from EBRD and IFC

🕔Oct 26, 2018

Both the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) have disclosed that they are considering providing loans to a 250 MW wind project in Egypt. The project is owned by Lekela Power and has an estimated total cost of US$325 million.

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IPPToday #304: US government announces plans for over 4 GW offshore wind auctions

IPPToday #304: US government announces plans for over 4 GW offshore wind auctions

🕔Oct 19, 2018

The Secretary of the Interior of the USA has announced three major developments in the country's offshore wind energy sector.

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IPPToday #299: UK energy regulator launches US$2.6 billion transmission tender

IPPToday #299: UK energy regulator launches US$2.6 billion transmission tender

🕔Oct 10, 2018

The UK government's Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem) has launched the sixth round of the offshore transmission owner regime, which uses competitive tendering to license offshore electricity transmission. The tender covers links to three offshore wind farms with an estimated total value of GBP2 billion (US$2.62 billion).

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IPPToday #298: Macquarie joins consortium developing 11 GW renewables hub in Australia

IPPToday #298: Macquarie joins consortium developing 11 GW renewables hub in Australia

🕔Oct 9, 2018

The project company for the Asian Renewable Energy Hub has announced that Macquarie Group has agreed to join the consortium developing the project and provide development capital. Macquarie's consortium partners for the over 11 GW project are Intercontinental Energy, Vestas and CWP Energy Asia.

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IPPToday #297: Offshore wind project in Belgium achieves US$800 million financial close

IPPToday #297: Offshore wind project in Belgium achieves US$800 million financial close

🕔Oct 8, 2018

Northwester 2, the project company for a 219 MW offshore wind farm to be located in the Belgian North Sea, has announced that the project has reached financial close. Northwester 2 is owned by Parkwind (70%) and Sumitomo Corporation (30%).

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IPPToday #296: German government announces new tenders for over 8 GW solar and wind capacity by 2020

IPPToday #296: German government announces new tenders for over 8 GW solar and wind capacity by 2020

🕔Oct 4, 2018

The government of Germany has passed a resolution to tender over 8 GW solar and wind capacity in the next two years.

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IPPToday #293: Enel sells stake in 1.8 GW renewable projects in Mexico for US$1.4 billion

IPPToday #293: Enel sells stake in 1.8 GW renewable projects in Mexico for US$1.4 billion

🕔Oct 1, 2018

Enel, acting through its renewables subsidiary Enel Green Power (EGP), has closed the sale of 80% of the share capital of eight special purpose vehicles (SPVs), which own a combined 1.8 GW renewable capacity in Mexico, to the Caisse de dépot et placement du Québec (CDPQ) and the investment vehicle of the pension fund CKD Infraestructura México (CKD IM), an investment vehicle of some of the largest pension funds in Mexico.

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IPPToday #291: SSE to buy Fluor out of 1.5 GW offshore wind project in Scotland

IPPToday #291: SSE to buy Fluor out of 1.5 GW offshore wind project in Scotland

🕔Sep 26, 2018

SSE has announced that it is exercising its pre-emption right to acquire Fluor's 50% share in Seagreen Wind Energy Limited, established to develop offshore wind projects in the Firth of Forth Zone in east-central Scotland.

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IPPToday #289: US$1.5 billion acquisition to create second largest solar portfolio in North America

IPPToday #289: US$1.5 billion acquisition to create second largest solar portfolio in North America

🕔Sep 24, 2018

Consolidated Edison, Inc. (more commonly known as Con Edison) has announced that one of its subsidiaries has agreed to acquire 981 MW AC of operating renewable energy generation projects from a subsidiary of Sempra Energy. The purchase price is US$1.54 billion (subject to closing adjustments, including working capital).

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IPPToday #287: Ørsted to sell 50% stake in 1.2 GW UK offshore wind farm for US$6 billion

IPPToday #287: Ørsted to sell 50% stake in 1.2 GW UK offshore wind farm for US$6 billion

🕔Sep 19, 2018

Ørsted has announced that it has signed an agreement to sell 50% of the 1,218 MW Hornsea 1 offshore wind farm to Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP). Located off the coast of Yorkshire, north-east England, Hornsea 1 is currently in construction and will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm when commissioned in 2020.

 

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IPPToday #286: New Jersey Board approves USA's largest offshore wind tender to date

IPPToday #286: New Jersey Board approves USA's largest offshore wind tender to date

🕔Sep 18, 2018

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities has unanimously approved opening a solicitation for 1,100 MW of offshore wind capacity. This is largest single-state solicitation of offshore wind in the USA to date.

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IPPToday #285: SSE proposes US$2.2 billion investment in Irish offshore wind

IPPToday #285: SSE proposes US$2.2 billion investment in Irish offshore wind

🕔Sep 17, 2018

Scottish energy company SSE has disclosed plans to expand the 25.2 MW Arklow Bank offshore wind farm, located off the coast of County Wicklow, eastern Ireland, to over 500 MW. SSE is proposing to invest between EUR1 and 2 billion (US$1.16 and 2.32 billion) in the project.

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