The publication of the final auction conditions for Japan's first General Sea Areas offshore wind site is anticipated in June, IJGlobal understands, after the public consultation on the draft conditions closed this month (May 2020). This is for a 20MW floating offshore wind promotion zone, but the market will see some precedents set for the upcoming larger bottom-fixed promotion zone auctions
In a market in which you increasingly see short-term project financing, such as mini-perms no longer than seven years due to the uncertainty brought up by the novel coronavirus pandemic, Santiago Metro has managed to raise 30-year debt
In a sector where there is often more talk than action, Californian developer esVolta cinched a landmark financing earlier this year for what it claims is the first large-scale standalone battery storage portfolio to reach financial close
Comrades, we gather here today to pay our respects to a way of life that passed earlier this year having lived to a ripe old age… and evolved into the equivalent of a cantankerous old git who’s long overdue a planting
Low oil prices offset by logistical challenges have been the mainstay of the energy and infra market in the Middle East & North Africa during the Covid-19 pandemic – nonetheless, two projects have reached financial close so far and some sponsors are confident of keeping their assets safe from infection
At the end of last year, Goldman Sachs Renewable Power, a division of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, closed a $500 private placement to refinance one of the largest commercial and industrial-scale solar portfolios ever amassed in the US
After KKR submitted an all-cash £4.2 billion bid in the first round of the Viridor waste-to-energy auction, one of the most highly anticipated M&A processes in the UK, it was hastily wrapped up in less than two months
Since financial close of the University of Iowa’s Utility System, the US P3 market has seen an aggressive uptick in colleges seeking private partners upgrade and operate cleaner, more efficient systems. Investors, meanwhile, see these transactions as both straightforward and lucrative
In January 2020, Colombia's Termocandelaria Power Limited built on its success in the international bond market with a $186 million tap to finance the conversion of a 20-year old peaker into what it says will be the country’s most efficient gas-fired generation project
Covid-19's impact appeared first in listed markets. Investors in late January were slowly pricing in the disruptions. Today, however, a popular Asia Pacific infrastructure index shows not a prolonged bloodbath but glimmers of a V-shaped recovery. IJGlobal reports on the pandemic's influence on origination, structuring and execution in the region's private market
As you look out there – virtually, of course, as you shouldn’t be going further than the end of your road unless it’s to load up with a couple of hundred-weight of bog roll – it’s a curiously vibrant market… for now. But dark clouds are massing...
Wind and solar are the obvious choices for sustainability-focused energy infrastructure investors, but for one fund manager, a portfolio of waste-heat-to-power plants supplying steel mills in the Midwest ticked all the boxes
Large-scale hydrogen production could rapidly accelerate the transition to carbon neutrality. No country has yet developed a regulatory framework for this emerging sector, despite growing investor interest.
If the coronavirus lockdown has taught us anything, it is that we’re more reliant now on technology than we ever have been to fulfil our functions… and you better believe this reliance is going to grow in the coming months/years
A coterie of developers, project finance lenders and equity investors have been jockeying for position on the front line of a widely-tipped tidal wave of standalone battery storage deals for years, but with the exception of a few high-profile deals, so far there's been a lot more talk than action
There’s been a very quiet revolution over the last month that hardly anyone has noticed… because we’re all working from home. This seismic shift has been in the attitude to WFH, if you’ll excuse what appears to be teenage text-speak
During the first half of April (2020) IJGlobal has been asking 10 project finance lenders and advisers across Asia Pacific financial hubs Sydney and Singapore, Beijing and Hong Kong about the impacts of Covid-19
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