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  • Defining the energy transition

    Investors see growing opportunities in the energy transition, though may have differing ideas of what that term actually means

  • Yunlin offshore wind, Taiwan

    The participation of the Taiwan Ministry of Economic Affairs' Deputy Minister at a press conference tomorrow (2 July 2019) about the 640MW Yunlin offshore wind farm signals how strategic the government considers this project and its robust pipeline of offshore wind projects.

  • Monster hunting – energy storage in Asia

    Major battery storage projects in Asia may still seem mythical to some, but many have taken on the quest

  • Who’s afraid of the CLO?

    Not all financial instruments with three-letter acronyms are scary. CLOs for infrastructure debt are not only making a comeback but now being promoted as a solution to climate change

  • Libor transition – buckle up for a rough ride

    The infrastructure industry is bracing for a storm of monumental proportions as the market readies itself for the transition away from established inter-bank lending rates that underpin many billions of dollars of loans across this global sector

  • Dunkirk offshore wind: a tender subject

    European offshore wind developers have been talking of little else other than the tender for the Dunkirk project in recent months. Their curiosity was finally satisfied on 14 June 2019 when it emerged that the EDF-led team had been awarded the 600MW wind farm at a sub €50/MWh strike price

  • The great infra fund bean feast

    In a world ruled by data – its capture, storage and the limitless capacity for manipulation – one of the mainstays of an infra hack’s life is to anticipate market shifts based on hard facts and a rather splendid database. This week’s missive turns the focus on infra funds and the anticipated uptick in activity that’s impacting the industry and looks set to dish up a bean feast for years to come

  • Kiamal Solar, Australia

    Sponsor Total Eren’s first solar farm in Australia has an unique feature – some five corporate power purchase agreements

  • The public takeover of Alpiq, Switzerland

    As Switzerland phases out coal-fired and nuclear generation capacity, the country’s dependence on hydropower increases

  • Ottawa’s ESAP P3, Canada

    Ottawa’s project to modernise, maintain and operate the district energy system that heats 80 buildings and cools 67 buildings – including parliament buildings – in Canada’s capital region reached financial close on 29 May

  • Talasol Solar Farm, Spain

    Ellomay has financed this 300MW solar farm with only a partial power hedge, showing how Spain is leading the way in innovative renewable energy deals

  • Renewable energy – opportunity knocks

    In a market where there’s a lot more cash available than places to deploy it, developers are following opportunity wherever that may be… hounded by a retinue of eager lenders, equity players and advisers

  • European renewables attract wide range of investors

    European renewable energy assets remain popular among fund managers and their investors

  • Zambia and Burkina Faso catching some sun

    In April the governments of Zambia and Burkina Faso awarded of a total of 275MW of renewable energy capacity to private sector firms

  • London calling: LSE’s new green opportunities

    The good financial weather on the London Stock Exchange continues to entice managers of prospective listed renewables funds. Its appeal has drawn two in recent months which share an intriguing set of features – both are denominated in non-sterling currencies, both are headquartered abroad, and neither buys assets in the UK

  • Offshore wind – floating an idea

    It’s a source of constant consternation for an observer of global infrastructure to watch as nascent technologies make the leap from emergent status to established/bankable in the blink of an eye… and that’s exactly what we see once again in the offshore wind space with floating turbines

  • EXCLUSIVE Teknaf solar, Bangladesh

    Bangladesh’s first 15-year project financing – almost double the typical eight-year maximum tenor for the South Asian country’s infrastructure projects – crossed the finish line last week. GuarantCo played a crucial role in achieving the long tenor by mitigating payment default and liquidity risks on the $35.6 million Teknaf solar power project

  • Rookery South Energy Recovery Facility, UK

    After years of financial and environmental challenges, owners of the 60MW Rookery South Energy Recovery Facility at Rookery South Pit near Stewartby, Bedfordshire, brought the project to financial close

  • Infra funds – pride before the fall

    Since the beginning of time, the masses have been enthralled by building higher and bigger… a hubristic trait that usually ends badly and is repeatedly played out in the infrastructure funds space. This is why our quarterly report on fundraising by global infrastructure funds has so many in the industry predicting doom

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