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  • Genex gets K2-Hydro back on track

    Genex Power has succeeded in the signing of a new PPA for the A$700 million, 250MW Kidston Pumped Hydro project in Queensland, with EnergyAustralia firmly back on board as the offtaker but no longer as the 50% equity partner

  • Javiera, Sol del Desierto, Chile

    Atlas Renewable Energy financed a pair of solar projects in Chile in the US private placement market at the beginning of March, skillfully winning over a skeptical investor community that lacked positive experiences of financing renewables in the country

  • IFC: smart solutions for urban and remote communities

    IFC's East Asia and Pacific director Vivek Pathak and country manager for Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Pacific Islands Thomas Jacobs talked to IJGlobal about their urgent work in promoting "smart solutions to the problems of urbanisation", such as waste to energy plants and affordable housing townships, as well as bringing new models for developing off-grid energy infrastructure

  • Living in unprecedented times

    At times like these – and there haven’t been any of those – it’s hard not to peer into the rear-view mirror to draw comparisons with yesteryear. However, that’s not possible in these unprecedented times… a term that’s already ageing badly… as coronavirus sweeps the planet

  • Merkur offshore wind farm, Germany

    Dutch pension asset manager APG and InfraRed Capital-managed The Renewables Infrastructure Group on 13 March closed the acquisition for 100% of Germany’s 396MW Merkur offshore wind farm for €1.9 billion

  • Fundraising in the time of Covid-19

    The novel Coronavirus is posing some challenges to the managers in raising mode. But the market is strong and resilient enough to face them

  • Friday 13th – nightmares abound

    When Friday The Thirteenth rolls around and the mind turns to the darker aspects of work in search of an editorial, it usually takes longer for a theme to emerge from the maelstrom of global infra/energy news

  • Disappointing bids hamper generation auctions

    Despite the wall of capital chasing North American power and renewable energy assets, a number of sale processes for individual projects and portfolios have recently stalled or been scrapped, suggesting that investors with cash to deploy are remaining disciplined

  • EXCLUSIVE CFXD offshore wind, Taiwan

    Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners' CFXD offshore wind project in Taiwan Strait closed late last month on a roughly $3.94 billion financing package, as two new financial investors and an Asian export credit agency made their entrance to the market

  • Fingering the Force Majeure trigger

    A lot of people write off Coronavirus – Covid-19 if you really must – as a storm in a teacup, a ramped-up flu virus that’s no more worrisome than a passing bout of the snuffles… however, the infra/energy community begs to differ

  • East Rockingham Resource Recovery Facility, Australia

    The East Rockingham Resource Recovery Facility is the second large-scale energy-from-waste facility to reach financial close in Australia. It differs from its predecessor in its new waste supply structure, under which councils will not be financially penalised for reducing waste volumes

  • Valentine’s Bonus – bankers are blue

    Word from the banking community has it that if you’re holding out for a heart-warming letter from your boss in the coming weeks – one that leaves you in little doubt how much you’re loved – well… you’re in for a nasty surprise

  • Vinča waste-to-energy PPP, Serbia

    A consortium of Suez, Itochu and Marguerite closed late last year on a landmark waste-to-energy PPP project to transform waste management in Serbia’s capital city

  • Newhurst waste-to-energy, UK

    Biffa, Covanta and Macquarie’s GIG successfully reached financial close on the 42MW Newhurst waste-to-energy project in Leicestershire against a backdrop of Brexit uncertainty

  • Banks and developers mull CFE's plans for renewables

    As the Mexican government upends incentives, self-supply contracts and the market for clean energy certificates, project finance and investment bankers in New York and developers in Mexico City are attempting to gauge the impact and decipher the administration's motives

  • Gulf Plains Wind acquisition, US

    US-based fund manager Harbert Management Corporation almost doubled its renewable energy holdings at the end of last year when it acquired a stake in an 812MW wind portfolio − a deal it ultimately opted to finance in the bank market through a holding company called Gulf Plains Wind

  • Wind developers persevere in Argentina

    Developers have brought a handful of wind projects in Argentina to financial close in recent months, having turned to development finance institutions and export credit agency wraps amid a lack of enthusiasm from commercial banks

  • Slow progress for Brazilian offshore wind

    Brazil is only just beginning to develop an offshore wind market but there are some first movers who are already jostling for position at the start line

  • C&I solar developers weigh their options

    While yield-hungry investors of all stripes are viewing distributed, small-scale solar companies ever more favorably, the founders and management of the target companies are finding that there are attractive alternatives to selling stakes in their businesses outright

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