Claresholm Solar: Canada's benchmark solar project
Watch here: Claresholm Solar Benchmark Deals Case Study. We interview the CFO of Capstone Infrastructure Corporation about the Claresholm solar project, winner of Proximo's North America Solar award.
The Canadian province of Alberta has become a major centre for power development and financing activity. Alberta faces the toughest challenges of any province in decarbonising its power fleet, and sponsors need to get creative to finance new capacity in the AESO energy-only spot market.
The Claresholm solar project was a real first for the Canadian market. It's the country's largest solar plant and combined contracted and merchant revenues to produce a benchmark for greenfield renewables in the province. It also combined bank and institutional tranches and used a variety of structural enhancements to get lenders comfortable with its offtake profile. The deal was a deserving winner of Proximo's North America Solar award.
Interviewer: Tom Nelthorpe, contributing editor, Proximo
Guest: Andrew Kennedy, CFO, Capstone Infrastructure Corporation
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About Proximo's Benchmark Deals
Proximo's Benchmark Deals provide opportunities to hear in-depth and on-camera from the deal-makers that put together the markets most notable deals. They are broadcast live and are available for members to view on-demand. This Benchmark Deal video has been opened for a limited time in advance of our Canadian Power & Renewables Finance virtual event, taking place on Thursday, July 15th.