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  • A bright future for Victorian solar

    Research by ANU’s Energy Change Institute earlier this year forecast that Australia would easily surpass the federal government’s 2020 renewable energy target of 33GW of new capacity

  • Offsetting the offtaker – corporate PPAs in South Africa

    eThala looks to prove a point with the 10MW The Harding biomass-to-energy plant – the validity of offtaking power in South Africa via a corporate power purchase agreement

  • It’s beginning to look a lot like infra…

    Welcome to the final missive for the year written in the teetering shadow of a mountain of IJGlobal award submissions in advance of signing off for 2018 and wishing you all a merry Christmas and the very best for 2019

  • The 12 projects of Christmas

    Pick up the phone to anyone right now and the first thing you’ll be told is that they’re run off their feet and that the market’s “gangbusters” as everyone pulls together to get deals over the line before the end of the year… or Christmas, if you’re old school

  • Ethiopia’s bold renewable energy ambitions

    Ethiopia has huge renewable energy potential. Its government estimates the country to produce roughly 45GW of hydropower alone, though only 5% of this potential has yet been realised

  • Dundonnell Wind Farm, Australia

    The Victoria government announced last September the six project winners of the first auction of the Victorian Renewable Energy Auction Scheme. Some two months later, Tilt Renewables had reached financial close on the A$560 million 336MW Dundonnell wind farm – the first under VREAS

  • Off-grid solutions for those most in need

    If you are looking for an infrastructure-related charity to support, Power for the People wants your attention

  • Sakaka solar PV, Saudi Arabia

    The 300MW Sakaka solar PV tender attracted two world record-breaking solar tariffs, and demonstrates market appetite for Saudi Arabia's nascent renewables programme

  • Filling the void: corporate PPAs in Ireland

    With Ireland’s renewable energy feed-in tariff (REFIT) schemes slowly coming to an end – and increasing confusion around the new support scheme RESS – Irish developers are increasingly looking to corporate power purchase agreements (PPAs)

  • The Caribbean – welcome to PPParadise

    Many people find it hard to look beyond sun-drenched beaches and cocktails when it comes to the Caribbean. But with 28 countries and a combined population of 42.5 million, there’s a strong argument for rebranding it “the land of sun, sea and PPP”… if it can follow the example of Jamaica

  • Mexico: The more renewables, the better

    Mexico has seen a rapid rise in renewables development over the last five years, with the Mexican Secretariat of Energy in October reporting a 35% increase in installed renewable energy capacity

  • Cory Riverside Energy refinancing, UK

    In the recent auction of UK energy-from-waste plant operator Cory Riverside Energy, BNP Paribas offered to provide a substantial debt underwrite for the Dalmore Capital-led consortium that ultimately emerged victorious. Four months later, the bank closed the syndication of a £554 million debt package, bringing banks and institutions into the deal

  • Kwinana energy-from-waste plant, Australia

    The 36MW Kwinana EfW plant in Western Australia is the first large-scale thermal EfW project to be financed in the country

  • Infra funds – cards on the table again

    In anticipation of publication of our quarterly funds and investors report, the temptation is too great to hold back our key findings, laying our cards on the table and smiling knowingly at rivals that our data wins the day again

  • Shouting at credit committees

    After a lumpy year to date and a deathly-quiet August, the global infrastructure community is bracing for a rush to Christmas with many fearing that the first quarter of 2019 will be fairly sedate – particularly in Europe

  • Northwester 2 offshore wind, Belgium

    As Belgium looks ahead to the next round of offshore wind auctions scheduled for 2020, hoping to emulate Germany and the Netherlands by attracting zero-subsidy bids, a Japanese-Belgian consortium reached financial close on Northwester 2 – which could be one of the last subsidised offshore wind projects in Belgium

  • Powering down Peru's renewable energy auctions

    Despite being a steadily growing investment grade economy with a relatively stable currency and consolidated rule of law, Peru has in recent time not received as much attention from international energy developers and investors as some of its LatAm peers. This has much to do with the sense that Peru has overbuilt its power market

  • Policy shaping Australian renewables landscape

    Australia's National Energy Guarantee may have been abandoned by new prime minister Scott Morrison, but appetite for renewables investments in the country remains strong, especially among infrastructure funds

  • Alto Maipo: good hydro, gone bad

    A second restructuring for the 531MW Alto Maipo has saved a hydro project which has faced engineering challenges, several delays, environmental opposition, and changes in equity

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