Harmony Energy Income Trust eyes IPO to establish 213.5 MW of Tesla battery storage space

Oct 11, 2021 08:14 PM ET
  • Battery energy storage space company Harmony Energy Income Trust (Harmony) has revealed its intent to embark on a going public (IPO), to fund the development of 213.5 MW of projects using Tesla's battery storage space technology.
Harmony Energy Income Trust eyes IPO to establish 213.5 MW of Tesla battery storage space
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It will certainly note on the Specialist Fund Segment of the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange via an institutional positioning as well as an offer for subscription with as much as 230 million brand-new common shares that will certainly be subject to a 5 year lock-up period, and offered at an initial issue rate of 100p per share.

Furthermore, Harmony Energy's monitoring team and their partners will have the ability to subscribe for 2.5 million shares.

It is targeting a returns yield of 8% per year, which will be payable quarterly from 2023.

Harmony is intending to use the IPO to fund a diversified portfolio of battery energy storage systems in Great Britain. Shovel ready projects will certainly be targeted, to maximise the value of potential risk-adjusted funding worth growth.

It will originally obtain 5 projects with a capability of 213.5 MW (427MWh) from Harmony Energy Limited, which have a procurement value based on a fixed financing need of ₤ 750,000 per MW on purchase.

This is expected to additional rise to c. ₤ 874,000 per MW when built the company noted. The majority of building and supply costs have currently been dealt with via Pillswood Contracts-- for the 98MW Pillswood Project-- as well as a structure agreement with Tesla.

Harmony has contracted with tesla for this first portfolio consisting of agreed prices and also timing of distribution. Collaborating with the battery supplier will certainly permit it to make use of the company's two-hour duration Megapack systems as well as Autobidder AI revenue optimisation system, as well as see the properties covered by a 15 year guarantee.

In additionally to this initial portfolio, there is a 99MW (198MWh) progressed project to be gotten following Admission, bumping up Harmony's initial portfolio to 312MW (625MWh).

The company will certainly likewise have unique rights to obtain a pipe of battery storage projects with an aggregate capacity of 687.5 MW that is already within Harmony Energy's control.

On the whole this would bring Harmony's preliminary target portfolio to 1GW, it will certainly likewise have special civil liberties over Harmony Energy's future projects.

The company highlighted the growing share of renewables on Britain's grid for its decision to enter launch an IPO currently. With wind and solar ability conference around 50% of generation capability in 2020, and this forecasted to rise to 78% by 2030 (80GW) and 91% by 2050, the demand for enhanced energy storage ability is clear.

There will be opportunities for batteries with both an enhanced demand for system harmonizing as well as ancillary solutions and higher rates volatility in the wholesale market over the longer term.

" The nation is ending up being significantly aware of the need to have the ideal infrastructure in position to safeguard our energy supplies," stated Norman Crighton, prospective chairman of Harmony Energy Income Trust.

" As we increase our reliance on renewable power, battery storage space will certainly have a crucial role to play. The battery energy storage market is one that has seen amazing growth over the past ten years; it will just grow further and also the Company will certainly go to the center of this development."

The Tesla Megapack batteries have actually been especially picked by Harmony for their period, as if the revenues in the secondary solutions markets end up being unpleasant, they will certainly have the ability to switch to the wholesale or Balancing Mechanism markets where they will have a competitive advantage in contrast to one-hour period projects.

Development of the sites will certainly be assisted by Harmony Energy's proven performance history, having worked with Tesla on a number of sites considering that 2016. Both Holes Bay (7.5 MW/15MWh) and Contego (34 MW/68 MWh), which were established collectively with FRV, had Tesla as provider and EPC specialist.

Its even more recent site-- which is currently still under development-- the 99MW/198 MWh Clay Tye site-- is also to utilize systems comprising Tesla Megapack lithium-ion battery systems, together with Tesla's Autobidder AI software application for real-time trading as well as control.

Paul Mason, handling director of the Investment Adviser, stated battery energy storage space offers amazing growth potential, with an anticipated need of as much as 43GW by 2050 from just 1.2 GW currently.

" Buying battery storage space energy systems needs comprehensive sector expertise and also expertise, and also our team has years of investment as well as market experience. Battery storage space energy systems are a vital gear in the renewable resource worth chain. Our company believe there is huge potential in the market as well as the 2-hour period battery will certainly be finest put to make use of this."

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