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  • Mexico's CFE plans solar entrance

    Aug 03, 2020 - Carmen Arroyo

    Mexico's state-owned Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) has begun the permitting process to develop a 350 MW solar plant, after months of reforms to limit renewable energy asset development.
  • Enel secures hydro PPA in Guatemala

    Aug 03, 2020 - Carmen Arroyo

    Enel Green Power has inked a 10-year power purchase agreement with Guatemala's power distributor Comercializadora de Energia para el Desarrollo (CED), owned by food and energy conglomerate Grupo Magdalena.
  • Offshore wind a step closer in Brazil

    Aug 03, 2020 - Juliana Ennes

    Brazilian-Italian company BI Energia is a step closer to building one of the first offshore wind farms in Brazil.
  • PPA Pulse: RBC signs up for Alberta solar

    Aug 01, 2020 - Shravan Bhat

    Royal Bank of Canada and Bullfrog Power have signed power purchase agreements with a BluEarth Renewables solar project in development in Alberta.
  • Chevron, Algonquin forge solar partnership

    Jul 31, 2020 - Shravan Bhat

    Chevron USA and Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp have agreed to co-develop 500 MW of solar projects that would power Chevron's operations around the world.
  • True Green inks revolver with Investec

    Jul 31, 2020 - Taryana Odayar

    True Green Capital Management has signed a revolving credit facility with Investec to support the build-out of its more than 550 MW distributed power generation portfolio.
  • EPM to develop hydro asset in Colombia

    Jul 31, 2020 - Carmen Arroyo

    Colombia’s Empresas Públicas de Medellín (EPM) has begun the permitting process for a 100 MW hydro project in the department of Antioquía.
  • GreenYellow invests in Colombian solar assets

    Jul 31, 2020 - Carmen Arroyo

    France's GreenYellow, a subsidiary of supermarket chain Casino, is moving forward with a 12 MW (DC) solar project in Colombia – one of the 11 assets the company expects to develop by 2021.
  • Sunrun signs capacity contracts with CCAs

    Jul 31, 2020 - Shravan Bhat

    Sunrun has signed contracts for distributed solar-plus-storage capacity with a trio of California community choice aggregators.
  • North America Project Finance Midyear Review 2020

    Jul 31, 2020 - Shravan Bhat

    In July, PFR brought together CoBank's Brian Goldstein, Matthew Wade of IFM Investors, Clearway Energy Group's Johana Afenjar and Sean Yovan from Innergex Renewable Energy to look back on a tumultuous - and memorable - six months in the Midyear Review 2020 roundtable.
  • The dark side of solar

    Jul 31, 2020 - Taryana Odayar

    A recent development testifies to solar's lasting appeal, albeit with a controversial twist. Afghan opium poppy growers are among those that have caught on to the increasingly affordable technology, though presumably not with ESG criteria in mind.
  • Case Study: Griffith Energy, Arizona

    Jul 30, 2020 - Taryana Odayar

    In February, after outbidding several rivals in a competitive auction for the 570 MW Griffith Energy gas-fired project in Arizona, ArcLight Capital Partners was ready to put acquisition financing in place. Then the pandemic happened. Taryana Odayar reports.
  • Solar PPA signed in Kentucky

    Jul 30, 2020 - Shravan Bhat

    Community Energy has secured a power purchase agreement for a 50 MW solar plant it is developing in western Kentucky.
  • Tierra del Fuego wind farm nears completion

    Jul 30, 2020 - Carmen Arroyo

    Chile's National Oil Company (ENAP) and Pecket Energy, a subsidiary of engineering firm Ingeniería Civil Vicente, are aiming to bring a 10.35 MW wind farm online in the country's southernmost region in August.
  • CapDyn seals Indiana PPA

    Jul 29, 2020 - Shravan Bhat

    Capital Dynamics has secured a second power purchase agreement for a solar project it is developing in southern Indiana.
  • Ecuador wind project progresses

    Jul 29, 2020 - Carmen Arroyo

    Ecuadorian generator Elecaustro is moving forward with the development of a 50 MW wind farm in the province of Loja after securing finance from a development finance institution.
  • Sonnedix signs PPA with Chilean miner

    Jul 29, 2020 - Carmen Arroyo

    Independent power producer Sonnedix has inked a power purchase agreement with Chile’s copper mining company Collahuasi.
  • Arroyo nears financial close for Mexico refi

    Jul 29, 2020 - Carmen Arroyo

    Arroyo Energy is nearing financial close on the refinancing of a gas-fired project in Mexico, with two banks arranging the debt package.
  • CPS lays groundwork for renewables RFP

    Jul 28, 2020 - Shravan Bhat

    San Antonio, Texas-based utility CPS Energy has launched a request for information in the run up to launching a request for proposals in the near future.
  • Generate sources tax equity for NY community solar

    Jul 28, 2020 - Shravan Bhat

    Generate Capital has closed a tax equity financing for a four-project portfolio of community solar projects in New York.
  • RBC signs up for Alberta solar

    Jul 28, 2020 - Shravan Bhat

    Royal Bank of Canada and Bullfrog Power have signed power purchase agreements with a BluEarth Renewables solar project in development in Alberta.
  • Statkraft to supply fish food producer in Chile

    Jul 28, 2020 - Carmen Arroyo

    Norway's state-owned power company Statkraft has signed an agreement to supply Norwegian fish food producer Skretting's operations in Chile with renewable energy.
  • Soltage seals solar portfolio financing

    Jul 28, 2020 - Taryana Odayar

    Distributed solar developer Soltage has wrapped debt and tax equity financing for a 28 MW solar portfolio held in its Helios investment vehicle.
  • AES preps expansion of solar complex in Chile

    Jul 27, 2020 - Carmen Arroyo

    AES Corp’s Chilean subsidiary AES Gener is moving forward with the development of the third and fourth phases of the Andes Solar complex in the Antofagasta region, which has a total capacity of more than 500 MW.
  • Loanpal-linked asset manager closes debut solar securitization

    Jul 27, 2020 - Taryana Odayar

    GoodFinch, an asset manager established by the leadership of residential solar loan originator Loanpal, has completed its first securitization, a $252 million offering backed by Loanpal-originated assets.
  • Debt financing launched for Whistler gas pipeline

    Jul 27, 2020 - Taryana Odayar

    Austin-based energy infrastructure company WhiteWater Midstream is looking to back-lever its equity position in the 450-mile Whistler natural gas pipeline in Texas.
  • California CCGT, carbon capture project caught up in restructuring

    Jul 24, 2020 - Shravan Bhat, Taryana Odayar

    Fluor was recently awarded a front-end engineering and design contract for a carbon capture project at the Elk Hills combined-cycle gas-fired plant in California, which is embroiled in oil and gas exploration company California Resources Corp’s (CRC) Chapter 11 restructuring process.
  • Offshore wind tenders move forward amid regulatory headwinds

    Jul 24, 2020 - Richard Metcalf, Taryana Odayar

    The states of New York and New Jersey both made multiple-gigawatt offshore wind procurement announcements in the past week, as the sponsors behind previously awarded projects press on through a rough regulatory environment.
  • PPA Pulse: EDF, Koreans hit jackpot in Nevada

    Jul 24, 2020 - Power Finance & Risk

    EDF Renewables and a joint venture between 174 Power Global and KOMIPO America have each won a power purchase agreement from NV Energy for a solar-plus-storage project in Clark County, Nevada.
  • DESRI seals debt deal with CS and Zions

    Jul 24, 2020 - Shravan Bhat

    Credit Suisse and Zions Bancorp have committed debt funding to DE Shaw Renewable Investments.
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  • Jul 31, 2020 - Taryana Odayar

    The dark side of solar

    A recent development testifies to solar's lasting appeal, albeit with a controversial twist. Afghan opium poppy growers are among those that have caught on to the increasingly affordable technology, though presumably not with ESG criteria in mind.

  • Jul 24, 2020 - Richard Metcalf

    The Buzz: Quid pro coal

    Developers of gas-fired and wind projects were united in their fury and dismay last year when Ohio’s House of Representatives passed House Bill 6 – the state’s nuclear and coal bail-out bill. The recent bribery allegations only add fuel to the sense of righteous indignation.

  • Jul 21, 2020 - Shravan Bhat

    Developers avail of PPP loans

    Several renewable energy and thermal power project developers made use of federal Paycheck Protection Program funding earlier this year, according to data released by the US Department of the Treasury on July 6.

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