The approximately NT$75 billion ($2.67 billion) non-recourse multi-tranche holdco financing backing the acquisition of CDPQ and Cathay Private Equity’s 50% interest in Orsted’s Changhua 1 offshore wind project marks the first use of Orsted's farm-down strategy in Asia Pacific.
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Traditional infrastructure deals in Europe have been sporadic in the first half of 2022. But strong bank and investor appetite is keeping European project deal flow regular in the rapidly growing fibre sector.
In the face of rapidly increasing development costs, the US solar sector has witnessed a notable uptick in PPA prices. Higher prices may persist until inflation lessens and until greater regulatory security is offered to developers in terms of solar panel supply chains.
The successful close on the Kenhardt solar and storage portfolio marks a bright spot in an otherwise frustrating period in South African power. But battery technology probably still needs to develop a wider local lender following.