U.S. and Canada
Pattern Energy's 'go-shop period' in proposed acquisition ends without offers
Pattern Energy Group Inc.'s 35-day "go-shop period" as part of its merger deal with the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board expired.
Calpine plans to become sole owner of 615-MW Calif. gas-fired plant
Calpine Corp. is proposing to become the sole owner of the 615-MW Russell City Energy Center in Hayward, Calif.
NorthWestern to acquire Puget Sound Energy's share in Colstrip 4 coal plant
NorthWestern Corp. is proposing to acquire Puget Sound Energy Inc.'s 25% ownership stake in unit 4 of the coal-fired Colstrip power plant in Montana for $1, saying it would help cover a generation capacity shortage in the state.
Tucson Electric to buy additional stake in Springerville coal plant
Tucson Electric Power Co. disclosed Dec. 9 that it will exercise its option to purchase an additional interest in the Springerville coal-fired power plant in Apache County, Ariz.
Innovative Solar Systems selling 2 Texas solar projects
Innovative Solar Systems LLC announced Dec. 9 that it was offering for sale two utility-scale solar projects in Texas.
Greenbacker Renewable acquires solar portfolio in Vermont
Greenbacker Renewable Energy Co. LLC purchased the rights to a 27.7-MW solar portfolio in Vermont from Encore Renewable Energy.
Clearway Energy closes acquisition of 527-MW Calif. gas-fired plant
Clearway Energy Inc. on Dec. 6 completed its purchase of the 527-MW Carlsbad Energy Center from Global Infrastructure Partners III for $184 million, including assuming $803 million in nonrecourse project-level financing.
FERC allows NextEra to sell, lease back Ga. solar project
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission signed off on NextEra Energy Inc.'s application to transfer ownership of the planned 120-MW Dougherty County Solar Facility in Georgia to a local government agency.
Kyushu Electric wraps up stake acquisition in Pa. gas-fired plant
Japanese utility Kyushu Electric Power Co. Inc. acquired a 25% interest in the owner of the 940-MW Tenaska Westmoreland Generating Station.
Capital Power to add more wind, boost stake in carbon capture technology company
Capital Power Corp. on Dec. 5 unveiled plans to add more wind capacity in Alberta and bolster its ownership stake in carbon capture technology company C2CNT as Capital Power seeks to build a commercial-scale production facility of carbon nanotubes at its Genesee coal-fired plant.
SSE enters Germany with purchase of 134-MW onshore wind pipeline
SSE Renewables Ltd. set foot in the German onshore wind market for the first time, buying a 134-MW development portfolio from Holt Holding SA, SSE said Dec. 11.
UK competition watchdog clears Ovo's purchase of SSE's retail energy business
The U.K. Competition and Markets Authority cleared Ovo Group Ltd.'s proposed acquisition of SSE PLC's retail energy business.
Equinor closes acquisition of stake in Polish offshore wind farm
Norwegian energy major Equinor ASA wrapped its purchase of a 50% stake in the Bałtyk I project in the Baltic Sea from Polish utility Polenergia SA.
Investment companies to acquire 396-MW German offshore wind farm
Funds managed by U.K. investment company The Renewables Infrastructure Group (UK) Ltd. and Dutch pension investor APG Groep NV are acquiring the 396-MW Merkur offshore wind farm in the German North Sea, the companies announced Dec. 10.
Glennmont Partners wraps purchase of 36-MW wind farm in Italy
Renewable energy fund manager Glennmont Partners closed its acquisition of a 36-MW wind farm in the Calabria region of southern Italy, according to a Dec. 9 company news release.
Ardian agrees to acquire 26% stake in German utility EWE
French asset manager Ardian agreed to acquire a 26% stake in German regional utility EWE AG.
MM Capital Infrastructure agrees to acquire stake in Conexus Baltic Grid
MM Capital Infrastructure Fund 1 agreed to acquire Marguerite Fund's 29.06% stake in Latvian Conexus Baltic Grid, a natural gas transmission and storage operator.
Engie acquires owner of wind portfolio in Italy, France
Engie SA on Dec. 5 announced its acquisition of Renvico Renewable Energy from Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (Europe) Ltd. through the Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 4 and from KKR & Co. Inc. with its co-investors.
Canadian Solar sells UK solar farm to Elm Trading
Canadian Solar Inc. completed the sale of the Milborne Port Solar Farm in the U.K. to Elm Trading Group.
Euronext acquires majority stake in Nord Pool from Nordic, Baltic grid operators
Several transmission system operators from the Nordic and Baltic regions sold a combined 66% stake in Nord Pool AS to Euronext Nordics Holding AS for 850 million Norwegian kroner.
BP ups stake in solar developer Lightsource to create joint venture
BP PLC increased its stake in U.K.-based solar power developer Lightsource BP Renewable Energy Investments Ltd. to form a 50/50 joint venture, giving the oil major a greater say in one of its key strategic investments in the growing renewables market.