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Clean Energy Finance Corporation | July 2018 | Australia
C&I, Residential  | Smart Grid Technology | Debt Investment | Demonstration | View on Member website

intelliHUB is a new business aiming to accelerate the use of smart meters, further extending the benefits of distributed clean energy to Australian households and businesses.

The new intelliHUB joint venture will be a leading Australian provider of smart meter solutions, servicing Australian energy retailers and consumers. The Acumen business included the existing management and servicing of an already deployed 170,000 meters and the combined business has future, long-term contracts with Origin Energy and other retailers, that will see it rollout and manage more than 1 million smart meters across Australia and New Zealand.

There are some 9 million metering points in the National Electricity Market.

By accelerating their conversion to smarter technologies, customers will benefit from more meaningful information relating to their energy consumption.

These customers will be better informed when considering investment in solar and storage solutions by matching system specifications to actual consumption patterns.

Through improved data provision, electricity network operators will also be able to harness greater insights to enable a smoother operation of the energy grid, facilitating improved integration of renewables and energy storage.

The CEFC has committed $35 million in debt finance for the $267 million Acumen acquisition and intelliHUB’s future growth.

Last Updated: 07/27/2018
Clean Energy Finance Corporation | July 2018 | New South Wales and Victoria, Australia
Residential  | Energy Efficiency | Equity Investment | Cornerstone stake | View on Member website

The first institutional build-to-rent investment platform in Australia – Mirvac’s Australian Build-to-Rent Club (ABTRC) – will bring the benefits of clean energy and energy efficiency to families and tenants in the home rental market.

The CEFC is a cornerstone investor in the ABTRC, with Mirvac identifying the Indigo building in its Pavilions project in Sydney’s Olympic Park as the seed asset. The CEFC investment will further enhance design across the 258 one, two and three-bedroom apartments, using clean energy and energy efficiency technologies.

The build-to-rent project, scheduled for completion by mid-2021, will include on-site solar PV, energy display and monitoring systems, high-efficiency LED lighting, energy efficient appliances, glazing upgrades, car-park exhaust fans and passive solar design.

Together, the initiatives are expected to cut energy use and greenhouse gas emissions by up to 40 per cent compared with what would be achieved under the minimum standards of the National Construction Code.

The ABTRC is targeting a portfolio of five to six projects, mainly in Sydney and Melbourne.

Build-to-rent or multi-family residential developments are well established in the US and Europe, where institutional investors own entire residential developments, and offer the surety of long-term leases to individual residents.

Australia’s emerging build-to-rent market provides the opportunity for developers and owners to develop properties with a whole of lifecycle approach. This can ensure clean energy and energy efficiency initiatives are incorporated from the planning stage, driving energy savings for owners and tenants.

The CEFC has made a AU$50 million cornerstone equity investment as part of a first close in the ABTRC, to demonstrate how energy efficient buildings with long-term environmental benefits can be achieved across what is expected to be a major investment platform in Australian housing.

Last Updated: 07/31/2018
Clean Energy Finance Corporation | July 2018 | Australia
C&I, MUSH  | Energy Efficiency, Solar | Equity Investment | Fund investment | View on Member website

Leading alternative asset manager Morrison & Co will spearhead clean energy standards across Australian social and economic infrastructure assets, as part of its specialist AU$1 billion ‘green’ infrastructure fund.

Morrison & Co focuses on decarbonisation as a key investment strategy. It has been investing in renewable energy for more than 20 years and, through its new fund, will apply its decarbonisation and energy efficiency lens to a broader set of infrastructure assets to generate better long-term investment outcomes.

The Morrison & Co Growth Infrastructure Fund will acquire and develop a diverse range of essential assets, from hospitals to data centres, retirement and aged care accommodation to student housing and renewable energy.

Over time, the fund will look to progressively introduce internationally-recognised science-based targets to build a zero emissions portfolio. It will also draw on relevant Australian-based sustainability standards to set best-practice sustainability goals, including those of the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia, the National Australian Built Environment Rating System and the Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme.

The implementation of ambitious energy and emissions goals across the fund’s portfolio will include the adoption of a wide range of benchmarking tools.

Methodologies such as Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA) ratings for economic infrastructure and renewable energy assets, NABERS, NaThERS, GRESB and Green Star ratings for built environment assets will be used to set best-practice sustainability goals.

The CEFC is investing AU$150 million in the Morrison & Co Growth Infrastructure Fund, which will acquire and manage a range of assets where there is potential for significant improvements in their energy efficiency profile.

Last Updated: 07/27/2018
Clean Energy Finance Corporation | July 2018 | Victoria, Australia
Utility  | Low Emissions Transport, Solar | Debt Investment | Co-investment | View on Member website

The Numurkah Solar Farm will demonstrate how solar energy can deliver a cost-effective solution for energy-intensive manufacturers.

The 100MW (AC) (128MWp) solar farm in Victoria’s Goulburn Valley region is expected to generate about 255,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of electricity into the national power grid each year. That’s enough solar to power about 42,000 homes.

The AU$198 million solar farm, being developed by Neoen, will be constructed over 500 hectares and include about 350,000 solar panels. It is expected to be operating by the middle of 2019.

Neoen has secured major power supply contracts that will serve both the Laverton steelworks in Melbourne’s west and the Melbourne tram network.

Neoen has contracted 60 per cent of the farm’s projected bundled output to renewable energy retailer SIMEC ZEN Energy, a majority owned subsidiary of the GFG Alliance which operates the Laverton steelworks. SIMEC ZEN Energy will use the energy to support firm retail supply contracts to commercial and industrial customers in Victoria, including the Laverton steelworks.

The Victorian Government has contracted a further 30 per cent of Numurkah’s large-scale generation certificates to support its goal of covering the electricity load of Melbourne’s tram network with solar power.

The CEFC has committed AU$60 million in debt finance to the project. The debt finance syndicate for the Numurkah project also includes clients managed by Vantage Infrastructure, an independent specialist investment manager, as well as German Landesbank NORD/LB.

Last Updated: 07/27/2018
Clean Energy Finance Corporation | July 2018 | Victoria, Australia
MUSH  | Waste Management | Debt Investment | Demonstration | View on Member website

Melbourne’s new South Eastern Organics Processing Facility is set to convert around 12,000 truckloads of household garden and food waste, drawn from council kerbside green waste collections, into 50,000 tonnes of high-grade compost each year.

The new mechanical and biological treatment plant will treat organic waste produced by eight Melbourne councils, substantially reducing landfill and emissions. The compost will be used in local parks and gardens

The A$65 million plant is being built by leading international waste management company Sacyr Group. The plant is expected to abate more than 65,000 tonnes of CO?-e emissions annually – cutting 85 per cent of the emissions the waste would have generated in landfill – the same as removing about 13,900 cars from the road each year.

Sacyr expects the fully-enclosed, in-vessel aerobic composting and maturation plant to be operational in mid-2019. It will operate for 15 years, with a potential five-year extension.

The project demonstrates how CEFC finance can address methane emissions, which have a global warming potential 25 times stronger than that of carbon dioxide.

The eight participating councils Bayside, Cardinia, Casey, Frankston, Glen Eira, Greater Dandenong, Kingston and Monash, are part of the Victorian Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group (MWRRG).

The councils are charged gate fees to use the facility, with the majority of the compost sold back to the councils for use in community parks and gardens.

Sacyr Group, which has a proven international track record of constructing composting and energy from waste facilities, uses a fully-enclosed in-vessel composting process to turn organic waste from household green-waste bins into a high-grade compost.

The plant storage reservoirs are completely closed and use efficient and reliable deodorisation systems. This technology complies with the most stringent standards within the sector.

The CEFC is committing up to A$38 million in debt finance to the project in an industry-first finance model that provides councils with access to a project financing structure that has rarely been leveraged across local government.

With the level of investment in waste infrastructure required over the next few years, the CEFC is looking to establish this financing model to accelerate further investment in waste management facilities.

Last Updated: 08/03/2018
Green Investment Group | July 2018 | Sweden
Utility  | Onshore Wind | Equity Investment | Co-investment | View on Member website

Green Investment Group announced financial close on €270m of total funding for a 235 MW onshore wind farm in central Sweden. The project was developed by GIG and SCA Energy AB (SCA) and will comprise 56 Siemens Gamesa 4.2 MW turbines.

Partnering with SCA, GIG has commercialised, structured and financed the project through development to financial close. This includes the origination and structuring of what is believed to be one of the longest corporate wind energy PPA’s globally, with a 29-year fixed-volume agreement with Norsk Hydro – one of the largest aluminum companies in the world. Scandinavia is a priority market for GIG and the transaction extends the growing relationship with Norsk Hydro following the GIG backed 650 MW Markbygden Ett onshore wind farm last year.

GIG will own 100 per cent of the equity in the project. Macquarie Capital (Europe) Limited acted as financial adviser to the sponsor on the project, raising c.€160m of senior debt from Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank (Crédit Agricole CIB) and KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH (KfW). Denmark’s Export Credit Agency (EKF) is providing export credit cover. Siemens Gamesa will provide operations and maintenance services to the project through a 25-year agreement. NEAS Energy (part of Centrica plc) will provide balancing and hedging services for the project.

Last Updated: 07/30/2018
NY Green Bank | June 2018 | New York, USA
Utility  | Solar | Debt Investment | Standardization/Data collection | View on Member website

BQ is a Wappingers Falls, New York-based renewable energy project developer specializing in landfill and brownfield site redevelopment. NYGB’s $4.9 million construction loan enables BQ to complete the 4.1 MW ground-mounted solar farm (the “Project”) to be constructed on a remediated former ExxonMobil refinery site in Olean, NY. CIR Electric Construction Corporation (“CIR”) will construct the Project under a standardized balance of plant (“BOP”) contract utilizing top-tier panels, inverters, and racking systems.

The Project will generate revenue by selling clean power (or, more specifically, selling the value of clean power evidenced by net metering credits) to the City. The Project is the fourth of several similar developments in BQ’s pipeline that NYGB anticipates financing as part of a larger portfolio. BQ expects the majority of projects in the portfolio to be located on landfill and brownfield sites in Western NY, Central NY, Hudson Valley, and Long Island with the power generated providing clean power to municipalities, universities, schools, and hospitals (“MUSH”), and utilities.

NYGB’s participation in the Project – and in similar future developments included in the proposed portfolio arrangement – will help expand financing opportunities for smaller (less than 10 MW) solar systems by fostering standardization in underwriting (which is the process a lender uses to assess the creditworthiness or risk of a potential borrower) including a streamlined, uniform approach to integrating contractors, structuring contracts, and utilizing standardized equipment.

Last Updated: 09/01/2018
Green Investment Group | June 2018 | Texas, USA
Utility  | Onshore Wind | Equity Investment | Co-investment | View on Member website

GIG has successfully developed, commercialized and reached financial close of Canadian Breaks, a 200 MW onshore wind farm in Texas. The asset, featuring an installation of Siemens Gamesa wind turbines, is located in Texas in Oldham and Deaf Smith Counties and connects into the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) electric grid.

Canadian Breaks was fully developed by Macquarie Capital, who provided 100% of the sponsor equity. Macquarie Capital also acted as financial advisor and led the structuring of an energy hedge, tax equity and debt financing. Rabobank, National Australia Bank and Siemens Financial Services provided debt financing.

Last Updated: 07/30/2018
Clean Energy Finance Corporation | June 2018 | Queensland, Australia
| Energy Efficiency, Energy Storage, Low Emissions Transport, Smart Grid Technology, Solar, Waste-to-Energy | Equity Investment | Demonstration | View on Member website

Clean energy business accelerator EnergyLab has expanded to Brisbane. For its new Brisbane base, EnergyLab selected four start-ups after a rigorous assessment process. Each start-up will receive 6-24 months support, including rent-free office space, AU$50,000 in seed capital, and mentoring and networking opportunities to help them build a business platform for their ongoing development.

The new EnergyLab base is co-located with the CEFC. The Queensland government is providing an additional AU$400,000 in operational funding, as part of its Advance Queensland Biofutures 10-Year Roadmap and Action Plan.

The seed capital that EnergyLab provides to start-ups is financed through the Clean Energy Seed Fund, which was established in 2017 by specialist fund manager Artesian. The CEFC, through the Clean Energy Innovation Fund, is a AU$10 million cornerstone investor in the AU$26 million Clean Energy Seed Fund.

Last Updated: 07/27/2018
Green Investment Group | June 2018 | Maharashtra, India
Utility  | Solar | Equity Investment | Co-investment | View on Member website

Lightsource BP, a global leader in the development, financing and operation of solar energy projects, is pleased to announce the completion of a renewables project in Maharashtra, India. The project was financed in partnership with UK Climate Investments (UKCI), a joint venture between the Green Investment Group and the UK Government’s Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). The commissioning of the 60 MWp solar farm in Wagdari, Maharashtra marks a significant milestone for Lightsource BP as its first utility solar asset commissioned in India.

Last Updated: 07/30/2018
Clean Energy Finance Corporation | June 2018 | Australia
Utility  | Onshore Wind, Solar | Cornerstone stake, Demonstration, Fund investment | View on Member website

The NAB Low Carbon Shared Portfolio is the first of its kind in Australia, giving Australian organisations the ability to directly invest in large-scale renewable energy projects.

The innovative NAB Low Carbon Shared Portfolio creates an opportunity for institutional investors such as superannuation funds to participate in the renewable energy sector even though they may not be able to enter into individual project financing transactions.

The AU$200 million Low Carbon Shared Portfolio is backed by a portfolio of eight NAB loans that fund seven existing wind and large-scale solar projects in Australia. The CEFC made a AU$90 million cornerstone commitment to the new offering.

Last Updated: 07/27/2018
Clean Energy Finance Corporation | June 2018 | Australia
Utility  | Solar | Debt Investment | Demonstration | View on Member website

Australia’s largest ASX-listed solar infrastructure business, New Energy Solar, is using finance from the CEFC to help to deliver a portfolio of Australian solar power plants to its investors. The Manildra Solar Power Plant, in central-western NSW, is New Energy Solar’s foundation Australian asset.

New Energy Solar is investing in Australian projects with high-quality solar resources and long-term offtake agreements, to generate stable long-term returns for its security holders.

The company already has seven operational solar power plants and a further 14 in construction or committed in the United States.

The 46.7MW (AC)/55.9MW (DC) Manildra plant, developed by First Solar, has a long-term offtake agreement with Energy Australia. It is delivering electricity into the National Electricity Market.

The Manildra plant is expected to generate more than 118,000 megawatt hours of electricity annually. This is equivalent to displacing more than 91,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions per annum, or powering 14,000 homes.

The CEFC is providing a AU$50 million bridging loan facility to assist New Energy Solar to build its presence in the Australian market. The investment reflects the CEFC mission to catalyse additional private sector investment in Australian clean energy. The CEFC finance will also provide further liquidity to the Australian solar development cycle, by providing opportunities for investors to purchase projects from developers.

Once repaid by New Energy Solar, the CEFC finance will be further invested in Australian clean energy opportunities.

Last Updated: 07/27/2018
NY Green Bank | June 2018 | New York, USA
Residential  | Solar | Debt Investment | Co-investment, Demonstration | View on Member website

Renew, a leading integrated power company in the United States, is developing a national portfolio of Community DG solar projects with 19.0% of the portfolio located in NYS. Renew engaged an investment bank (the “Lead Arranger”) to structure, arrange, and syndicate a term loan to finance the projects when they are placed in service, and NYGB is committing $18.0 million as part of that term loan.

This transaction is among the first large-scale financings for a portfolio of Community DG solar assets and is estimated to support the deployment of up to 15.0 MW of Community DG solar assets in NYS. This deployment is expected to: (i) provide residential subscribers access to reliable, clean, low-cost energy; and (ii) reduce up to 9,280 metric tons of greenhouse gas (“GHG”) emissions annually or up to 232,000 metric tons of GHG emissions over a 25-year project life. The transaction will help to demonstrate viability of the Community DG model, drawing new investors and financial institutions into the marketplace and ultimately lowering the cost of capital. This, in turn, is expected to benefit consumers in the form of broader access to lower-cost clean energy generation.

Last Updated: 09/01/2018
Green Investment Group | June 2018 | India
Utility  | Solar | Equity Investment | Demonstration | View on Member website

Fortum and Elite Alfred Berg (EAB) have entered into a partnership with UK Climate Investments (UKCI) that will introduce a new asset class into the Indian renewables market. UKCI is a joint venture between the Green Investment Group and the UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, which aims to help the world’s developing economies adapt to climate change and promote cleaner, greener growth.

UKCI will acquire a 40 per cent ownership interest in a 185 MW portfolio of operating solar assets in India. Fortum will retain a 46 per cent interest in the solar farms, with EAB entering an agreement to acquire the remaining 14 per cent. The acquired portfolio comprises four solar farms located in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Karnataka. The transaction represents a significant development in one of the world’s fastest growing solar markets, with the portfolio used to create India’s first unlisted renewables ‘yieldco’ vehicle for international investors.

Last Updated: 07/30/2018
Clean Energy Finance Corporation | May 2018 | New South Wales, Australia
Utility  | Onshore Wind | Debt Investment | Co-investment | View on Member website

CEFC participated in a AU$113 million senior debt facility alongside Westpac and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation for the 135 MW Crudine Ridge Wind Farm. The wind farm will provide enough electricity to power around 55,000 homes each year, abating over eight million tonnes of carbon emissions over its lifetime. It is expected to support 75 full time equivalent jobs during construction, stimulating further investment in local businesses and services.

Last Updated: 07/27/2018
NY Green Bank | May 2018 | New York City, New York, USA
Transport  | Low Emissions Transport | Debt Investment | Securitization | View on Member website

In May 2017, NY Green Bank provided a $43.3 million term loan (the “Term Loan”) and a $5.0 million seasonal variable funding note (the “SVFN”, collectively with the Term Loan, the “Credit Facilities”) to NYC Bike Share, LLC (“NYCBS”). NYCBS is the exclusive operator of the NYC bike share system (“Citi Bike”) which is comprised of 12,000 bikes and 750 stations and is the largest bike share system in North America. Proceeds from the original Credit Facilities primarily supported the addition of 2,000 bikes primarily in low-to-moderate income (“LMI”) neighborhoods in Harlem, Queens, and Brooklyn and enabled NYCBS to address the seasonal nature of its business when there is lower ridership in winter months. In May 2018, due to favorable transaction performance within this new asset class, NYGB increased the Term Loan amount outstanding by $6.0 million.

Last Updated: 09/01/2018
Clean Energy Finance Corporation | May 2018 | Victoria, Australia
C&I  | Energy Efficiency, Solar | Debt Investment | Co-investment, Demonstration | View on Member website

The Holiday Inn Express at Southbank in Melbourne has been designed to dramatically reduce its energy consumption and achieve a 5-star National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) Energy rating in operation. To help achieve the 5-star rating, the Southbank Project is set to receive high performance glazing, high efficiency air-cooled chillers and condensing boilers and solar photovoltaic systems on the hotel’s roof.

CEFC committed AU$39 million to a construction and term debt facility as part of a co-financing for the AU$125 million project, and is effectively lifting the project from one targeting NABERS 4.5 stars to a 5-star Energy rating – which results in a hotel energy consumption saving of approximately 25 per cent. This investment will help set a benchmark within the sector as the CEFC works with Pro-invest to promote the insights and energy efficiency learnings gained.

Last Updated: 05/01/2018
Clean Energy Finance Corporation | May 2018 | Australia
C&I, MUSH  | Smart Grid Technology | Equity Investment | Cornerstone stake, Demonstration, Fund investment | View on Member website

CEFC through the Clean Energy Innovation Fund has made a AU$5 million cornerstone equity investment in Zen Ecosystems. The investment is part of a series B capital raising to further develop and deploy the Zen HQ and Zen Thermostat products in Australia.

Zen Ecosystems has developed intelligent energy management solutions that could save Australian businesses up to 25 percent on their energy costs. The company is increasing deployment of its innovative Zen HQ and Zen Thermostat products in Australia, drawing on finance from the Clean Energy Innovation Fund. Retailers, hotels and motels, schools, universities, car dealerships and fast food outlets are among businesses that could save on energy costs using the Zen technology.

Last Updated: 05/01/2018
Clean Energy Finance Corporation | April 2018 | Australia
Utility  | Energy Efficiency, Low Emissions Transport, Solar | Equity Investment | Fund investment | View on Member website

The AU$12 billion IFM Australian Infrastructure Fund, managed by IFM Investors, is working to reduce carbon emissions at some of Australia’s leading ports, airports and electricity infrastructure. IFM Investors is a leading global infrastructure manger which has Australia’s largest portfolio of high-quality infrastructure assets including, Ausgrid, Brisbane Airport, Melbourne Airport, Sydney’s Port Botany and the Port of Brisbane. CEFC committed AU$150 million towards the fund to help achieve meaningful carbon efficiencies in its Australian infrastructure portfolio.

The CEFC estimates that just a five per cent improvement across the assets in the portfolio would abate almost 69,000 tonnes of CO2-e annually. This is equivalent to removing 14,775 cars from the road each year, or providing electricity to 7,450 homes a year. IFM Investors, owned by 27 of Australia’s industry superannuation funds, invests on behalf of six million Australian workers and approximately 15 million pension fund members globally.

Last Updated: 05/01/2018
Clean Energy Finance Corporation | March 2018 | Australia
C&I  | Energy Efficiency, Solar | Equity Investment | Demonstration, Fund investment | View on Member website

The Australian Prime Property Fund Commercial (APPF Commercial) has 21 assets across NSW, Victoria, Queensland, ACT and South Australia. It is the first Australian fund to be awarded a 6-Star Green Star portfolio performance rating. It is also ranked at Number One on the 2017 Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) across all sectors and geographies. CEFC committed up to AU$100 million equity in the Fund and is targeting more than 40,000 tonnes of carbon emissions over the expected lifetime of the assets in the portfolio.

Through an agreement with the CEFC, Lendlease is targeting net zero emissions across the AU$4.5 billion commercial property portfolio as early as 2025. The net zero carbon goal is well ahead of the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council’s call for buildings to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050 to meet international obligations.

Last Updated: 05/01/2018
Clean Energy Finance Corporation | March 2018 | Australia
Residential  | Energy Storage, Solar | Debt Investment | Demonstration | View on Member website

Leading developer Mirvac is planning communities in Brisbane and Sydney where new homes aimed at first and new home buyers will have built-in solar-plus-battery systems that are expected to reduce household energy costs by as much as 90 per cent. CEFC is committing up to AU$90 million in debt finance as part of Mirvac’s broader financing of the masterplanned communities.Homes in the Mirvac developments will each come with a ready-to-operate 5.1kW rooftop solar system, alongside a 10kWh battery system. The three to four-bedroom homes will also incorporate high-grade insulation, LED lighting and energy efficient appliances.

Last Updated: 05/01/2018
Clean Energy Finance Corporation | March 2018 | New South Wales, Australia
Utility  | Solar | Debt Investment | Demonstration | View on Member website

Newcastle City Council’s Summerhill Waste Management Centre is transforming into a renewable energy hub with a 5MW solar farm being built alongside a 2.2 MW landfill gas generator and small wind turbine. The council has borrowed AU$6.5 million from the CEFC to help finance the solar farm, which is expected to save the council around AU$9 million over the life of the facility, once construction and operational costs have been factored in.

Last Updated: 05/01/2018
Green Finance Organisation (Japan) | March 2018 | Okayama, Japan
Utility  | Small Hydro | Equity Investment | Demonstration |

GFO committed to invest US$0.8 million of equity in a small Hydro project in Okayama prefecture. In this project, Nishi Awakura village of the local government became the main sponsor and established the special corporation (SPC) for the project. The project is a new private-sector small hydropower plants, utilizing the abundant water resources of the Yoshino River crossing the village. Nishi Awakura village in the business site is located at the northernmost tip of Okayama prefecture, and has a population of about 1,500 with a population decline and an aging population. As a local government project, the deal will realize a regional model that maximizes the use of regional resources and achieves both low carbon sustainability and sustainable development. This project, along with existing village hydropower plants, will assure that the Nishikakura village electricity needs are 40% covered by hydroelectric power generation.

Last Updated: 06/25/2018
Clean Energy Finance Corporation | March 2018 | Australia
MUSH  | Smart Grid Technology | Equity Investment | Demonstration | View on Member website

CEFC committed up to AU$10 million to Thinxtra as it scales up its IoT network to target sustainable and energy conserving uses. In early 2017, Thinxtra introduced the Smart Council Program to the first selected 50 councils. This unique and successful program promised and delivered Sigfox network coverage within 4 weeks at no cost to the councils (including free installation, free development kits for local incubators and free connectivity for smart council application developments). With the support of the CEFC, the program is extended to 100 Australian councils that are ready to make IoT a reality for their community.

Last Updated: 05/01/2018
Green Investment Group | March 2018 | North Sea, England, UK
Utility  | Offshore Wind | Equity Investment | Co-investment | View on Member website

GIG acquired a 25 per cent interest in Westermost Rough offshore wind farm from Marubeni Corporation. GIG is a member of a consortium with Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 5 (MEIF5) and the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) that already owns a 25 per cent stake in Westermost Rough. Ørsted also owns a 50 per cent interest in the project.

Located 8km off the Holderness coast in the United Kingdom, the 210 MW wind farm comprises 35 Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy 6 MW direct-drive turbines and has been in commercial operation since June 2015. Westermost Rough represented the first commercial deployment of the 6 MW turbine anywhere in the world and was GIG’s and Marubeni’s first investment in a UK offshore wind project at the construction stage. Together, GIG and Macquarie have invested in almost half of the UK’s offshore wind capacity.

Last Updated: 05/01/2018