Enfinity Global | September 25, 2023
Enfinity Global Inc., a prominent player in the renewable energy sector, has announced its acquisition of 546 MW of solar assets currently under development from CS Energy in the State of Colorado. This strategic move represents a significant step forward in Enfinity's ongoing efforts to execute its long-term business strategy within the United States. Moreover, this acquisition exemplifies the value Enfinity brings to developers, who regard the company as a trusted partner capable of aligning capital and accessing the global supply chain, thereby gaining a competitive advantage in terms of cost efficiency and reliability.
The acquired portfolio comprises three solar projects in Colorado, a highly appealing solar market that has mandated 100% renewable energy generation by 2050. This portfolio complements Enfinity's existing development footprint within the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) and will be seamlessly integrated into the company's in-house development processes and team. It is anticipated to yield an annual recurring EBITDA of approximately $59 million with investment-grade counterparties. Construction of these projects is slated to commence within the next two years, and once operational, they will generate 1,054 GWh of clean electricity annually—enough to power up to 57,000 US households and equivalent to removing 101,500 cars from the road.
Enfinity Global stands as one of the fastest-growing independent renewable energy power producers, boasting a global portfolio exceeding 17 GW, which includes 7.3 GW of energy storage assets and 1 GW of operational assets. Within the United States, Enfinity Global manages a portfolio of 400 MW and operates 28 solar PV power plants across California, Idaho, and North Carolina. Furthermore, the company possesses 6 GW of solar and storage assets in various stages of development throughout the country. Over the past year, Enfinity has successfully secured $380 million of capital in the United States, further solidifying its market position.
Enfinity continues to fortify its presence in the market by leveraging its fully integrated platform, deploying operational expertise across the entire renewable energy value chain, and extending its international footprint.
About Enfinity Global
Enfinity Global Inc. is a leading US-based renewable energy and sustainability services firm established in 2018. The company has a portfolio of 17 GW of renewable energy production and storage projects, encompassing operational assets, projects under construction, and those in various stages of development. With a global presence spanning the United States, Europe, and Asia, Enfinity aims to play a substantial role in the transition to a net-zero carbon-sustainable economy. Enfinity's leadership team, recognized as one of the most experienced in renewables globally, brings over $37 billion of financing experience within the renewable energy sector and a track record of developing and acquiring over 15 GW of solar and wind assets.
About CS Energy
CS Energy is an industry-leading engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) firm specializing in renewable energy. The company designs and builds optimized projects in solar, energy storage, and emerging energy industries. With a successful track record of designing and installing over 1.5 GW of solar and 470 MWh of energy storage projects across the United States, CS Energy is a trusted partner for solar developers, independent power producers (IPPs), utilities, off-takers, suppliers, and landowners. As part of American Securities, a leading US private equity firm, CS Energy leverages strong industry relationships to streamline project development, reduce costs, and create value for all stakeholders in the long term.
prnewswire | October 04, 2023
Cordia, a leading provider of safe, reliable, and sustainable energy solutions, today announced that it has signed a binding agreement to acquire three microgrids and district energy systems in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, from Essential Utilities, Inc. The acquisition is valued at $165 million.
The three energy systems included in the agreement are
The Pittsburgh International Airport Microgrid, the first of its kind, which allows the airport to operate independent of the electric grid thanks to a 21.25 MW natural gas power plant, making PIT one of the most resilient airports.
The district energy system at Allegheny Health Network (AHN) – Wexford Hospital, which provides the 160-bed hospital with all heating, cooling, and primary power needs via steam boilers, hot water boilers, chillers, and a 2.0 MW natural gas generator, along with emergency backup power. The Allegheny County District Energy System, which provides efficient and resilient steam and hot water services to six government buildings including the
Allegheny County Courthouse and City-County Building, using seven state-of-the-art steam boilers and one domestic water heater.
"We are excited to acquire these three energy systems,"
said Cordia CEO Earl Collins.
They are a perfect fit for our portfolio and will help us to further our mission of providing safe, reliable, and sustainable energy solutions to our customers. We look forward to working with the Pittsburgh International Airport, Allegheny Health Network, and Allegheny County teams to ensure a smooth transition and continue providing excellent service to their customers.
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The acquisition is a strategic move for Cordia. The acquisition expands the firm's presence in the Pittsburgh region where it currently operates energy systems in Pittsburgh's Uptown and North Shore neighborhoods, and the on-campus energy system for Duquesne University. Cordia's assets have been operating in the region since 1964, and its existing investments in the area allow Cordia to deliver the most efficient solutions to its customers. This acquisition is a testament to Cordia's commitment to growing its regional presence and building on its existing customer base.
The three energy systems were developed by Essential subsidiary Peoples, leveraging Southwestern Pennsylvania's abundance of natural gas to deliver safer, more reliable and more resilient energy to some of the region's most critical institutions. All three began operating in 2021.
"Our teams at Peoples and Essential should be proud knowing their work to develop these innovative energy systems has made this region better," said Essential Utilities CEO & Chairman Chris Franklin. "Selling these unregulated assets to a skilled operator in Cordia allows us to focus more fully on our core business as a regulated utility."
"We are confident our customers will be in good hands with Cordia operating these energy systems," said Peoples President Mike Huwar. "Our team looks forward to providing clean, safe, affordable and reliable natural gas service to all three projects for years to come."
"This acquisition is a demonstration to Cordia's commitment to providing innovative energy solutions to our customers and growth in the Pittsburgh area," said Collins. "We are proud to be a part of this community and continue to work with our partners to build a more resilient and sustainable energy future for Pittsburgh."
The transaction is subject to various closing conditions and regulatory approvals and is expected to close in late 2023 or early 2024.
Cordia is a leading provider of safe, reliable, and sustainable energy solutions. Headquartered in Phoenix, AZ, Cordia serves over 700 customers with heating, cooling, and electricity throughout the U.S. Cordia is committed to driving change toward a more resilient, sustainable energy future and empowering people and communities to reach their full potential. Learn more at www.cordiaenergy.com.
Essential Utilities, Inc. delivers safe, clean, reliable services that improve quality of life for individuals, families, and entire communities. With a focus on water, wastewater and natural gas, Essential is committed to sustainable growth, operational excellence, a superior customer experience, and premier employer status. We are advocates for the communities we serve and are dedicated stewards of natural lands, protecting more than 7,600 acres of forests and other habitats throughout our footprint.
Energy Toolbase | September 20, 2023
Sunstone Credit, a cutting-edge clean energy financing platform that facilitates businesses' transition to solar energy, has announced its integration with Energy Toolbase's ETB Developer, a sales and modeling platform. This strategic collaboration enables seamless access to commercial solar and energy storage financing quotes, revolutionizing how businesses invest in sustainable energy solutions. The integration empowers users with various financing options explicitly tailored to small and medium-sized commercial borrowers. By offering solar loans with borrower-friendly terms and a streamlined application process, Sunstone Credit aims to facilitate cost-effective solar system implementation and electricity generation strategies for businesses.
The company’s offerings align perfectly with the needs of businesses looking to harness the power of solar energy. From solar loans with favorable terms to an efficient application process Sunstone simplifies the path to financing solar projects. Furthermore, this integration supports businesses in implementing a range of sustainable energy solutions, including new roofs, energy storage, electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure, and other eco-friendly upgrades. By enhancing the accessibility of clean energy financing, Sunstone Credit and Energy Toolbase are balanced to drive meaningful change in the commercial solar landscape, empowering businesses to embrace sustainability while reducing operational costs.
Sunstone Credit's integration within Energy Toolbase's ETB Developer platform reshapes the solar financing landscape. This collaboration empowers users to choose the most suitable loan product, initiate the financing process, and closely monitor customer progress. The process is designed for efficiency, with users receiving approval decisions and execution-ready loan documents in a matter of days. Sunstone's approach eliminates traditional obstacles associated with renewable energy financing, making it simpler and more accessible for businesses nationwide.
The partnership between Sunstone Credit and Energy Toolbase signifies a transformative step toward sustainable energy solutions. Through this integration, solar developers gain a powerful tool to model project cost savings and tailor transactions to meet the unique needs of customers and projects. This direct financing option simplifies the workflow for project developers, eliminating the need for multiple applications and expediting every stage, from modeling to financing and project sales. In addition, this joint initiative accelerates the adoption of clean energy solutions, allowing businesses to embrace solar power with ease and affordability while contributing to a more sustainable future.
About Energy Toolbase
Energy Toolbase is a leading software platform offering an integrated suite of solutions for project estimation, storage control, and asset monitoring. The company's cutting-edge technology empowers solar and storage developers, facilitating more efficient project deployment and management. Trusted by over 1,000 distributed energy organizations across the globe, Energy Toolbase's Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) products are driving innovation and sustainability in the renewable energy sector.
prnewswire | September 27, 2023
Cubico Sustainable Investments (Cubico), one of the world's largest privately-owned renewable energy companies, has completed the acquisition of three operational projects in Uruguay from Brookfield.
The transaction comprises two wind farms, 52 MW Carape I and 43 MW Carape II in Maldonado; and one solar PV plant, 26 MW Alto Cielo in Artigas.
This significant acquisition pushes Cubico's renewables capacity in Uruguay to over 320 MW, further consolidating the company's position as the largest individual private owner of renewable assets in the country.
Javier Areitio, Head of Origination and Development at Cubico, said: "This deal aligns with one of the pillars of our global growth strategy: increasing and diversifying our installed capacity in each of our existing markets, rather than expanding our geographical footprint. As we build our clean energy portfolio, we are prioritising the pursuit of synergies and a 24/7 generation profile in each country where we operate."
Javier Pérez del Castillo, Country Manager for Uruguay at Cubico, added: "This is another important milestone for Cubico, significantly strengthening our position as the largest private owner of renewables in Uruguay and one of the largest in the world. Through this acquisition, we are very pleased to have diversified our Uruguayan asset base and expanded our local team, enhancing our technical and financial capabilities."
Founded in May 2015, Cubico Sustainable Investments is one of the world's largest privately-owned renewable energy companies. The company is backed by the resources of Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, Canada's largest single-profession pension plan, and PSP Investments, one of Canada's largest pension investment managers. Cubico's global portfolio in 11 countries has an installed gross capacity of more than 2.8 GW, with nearly 700 MW in construction and a 4.8 GW development pipeline. Cubico is headquartered in London and has offices in São Paulo (Brazil), Athens (Greece), Milan (Italy), Austin and New York (US), Mexico City (Mexico), Madrid (Spain), Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane (Australia), Montevideo (Uruguay) and Bogotá (Colombia).