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  • Mind the MLFs – a warning for Australian renewables

    With surprisingly material reductions for Marginal Loss Factors emerging in the AEMO draft figures this month, the owners of Australian wind and solar assets may start to consider policy ideas such as renewable energy zones and revising the risk sharing arrangements with offtakers

  • DEWA solar IV, United Arab Emirates

    A concentrated solar power project originally planned to be 200MW grew – in the space of just two-and-a-half years – into what will be the world’s largest solar thermal IPP, thanks to an ambitious sponsor, a very long PPA, and Chinese debt

  • Renewables march towards merchant

    Given the slow growth of the corporate PPA market, some argue banks will have to start accepting merchant risk in order to finance the next generation of European renewables

  • Institutional investors – doing it for themselves

    There’s a growing trend in the infrastructure community for institutional investors to “go it alone”, eschewing the services of fund managers as they deploy big tickets across the global market

  • Sunraysia solar, Australia

    Some five months after financial close, project participants gathered for a ground-breaking ceremony this week at the 255MW Sunraysia solar farm near Balranald in New South Wales, Australia

  • Veja Mate Offshore Wind Farm, Germany

    Earlier this month the first in a series of much anticipated German offshore wind acquisitions reached financial close. Sales of equity stakes in three other projects are expected to close this year following the sale of 80% of Veja Mate

  • Infra fundraising – oops we did it again

    It’s unseemly to crow about one’s victories in the heavily-contested area of data gathering on fundraising by unlisted, global infrastructure funds… but sadly, it’s also irresistible. Over the course of 2018, IJInvestor logged final close on $104 billion raised by funds – closed- and open-ended, with equity and debt strategies – putting us a country mile ahead of our rivals

  • You queue and wait - Kuwait PPP

    Kuwait has once again restructured its PPP agency to kick-start stalled projects. Despite numerous delays and setbacks, its infrastructure ambitions remain extensive

  • Ørsted's sale of 50% stake in Deepwater Wind

    Earlier this month Ørsted and Eversource agreed to collaborate on US Atlantic Coast offshore wind projects in a deal worth about $225 million for the second time

  • AMLO's new Mexican infra reality

    The cancellation of major projects and a lack of clarity on government plans are making international investors nervous about Mexico though the country's infrastructure need is still significant

  • Bulgaria's contentious energy mix

    Huge uncertainty surrounds planned new nuclear power units and existing coal-fired plants in Bulgaria, which should create opportunities for other types of generation. However, renewable energy development and generation has slowed in the country in recent years

  • Investment in India gathers momentum

    IJInvestor data shows that international funds and institutional investors are already active in the market. There are 36 active funds focusing solely on India with a target of investing over $90 billion of capital

  • Infra funds – global fundraising

    While 2018 failed to log a mega fund final close – something infra hacks love to hang a story round – this last year managed to break fundraising records across a slew of smaller vehicles, the vast majority of which are (not surprisingly) focused on equity

  • Renewables across the Sahara

    North Africa has the weather conditions and large tracts of open land needed to support significant solar and wind power development

  • EXCLUSIVE RGreen Invest’s InfraGreen III fund

    French alternative energy fund manager RGreen Invest is approaching a February final close on its latest mezzanine debt and equity fund – InfraGreen III – above target and approaching an extended hard cap. It is the fourth fund vehicle under management for RGreen Invest, which partners with developers at the ready-to-build stage

  • Infra fund dilemma – blame the pig or the feeder?

    In the same week that Luxembourg announced plans to legalise cannabis (and make all public transport free), folk have been wondering whether many infrastructure fund managers will domicile in the small European duchy to enjoy the benefits of a liberal system while they play fast and loose with targets and hard caps

  • Canada's energy diversification in 2019

    Canada updated its coal-fired electricity regulations in December (2018), introducing much stricter measures. The country is now targeting 90% of electricity from non-emitting sources by 2030, and decreasing carbon pollution from the electricity sector by 12.8 million tonnes.

  • 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

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