US ROUND-UP: EDF indications second PPA for Texas project, Exelon separates utility & affordable energy company

Mar 2, 2021 07:00 PM ET
  • Chicago-based energy company Exelon’s board of directors have agreed to separate its power generation business from its utility interests, creating two publicly-listed companies. Energy group EDF has signed a virtual power purchase agreement (PPA) for the second tranche of its Texas solar project with an affiliate of listed energy partnership group Enterprise Products partners.
US ROUND-UP: EDF indications second PPA for Texas project, Exelon separates utility & affordable energy company
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Exelon separates utility & competitive energy company

24 February, 2021: Chicago-based energy business Exelon's board of directors have consented to divide its power generation organization from its utility passions, creating two publicly-listed companies.

The split, which will be structured as a tax-free spinoff, will certainly give each brand-new firm with the economic self-reliance to focus on their "details customer requirements", Exelon said in a declaration last week.

As part of the deal Exelon Utilities, called RemainCo, will certainly become the moms and dad business for its six electricity as well as gas utilities Atlantic City Electric, BGE, ComEd, Delmarva Power, PECO and Pepco. Exelon Generation, on the other hand, will certainly introduce SpinCo, an organization that Exelon claims is the biggest supplier of tidy energy across the United States. SpinCo has a 31GW ability portfolio of nuclear, wind, solar, gas and also hydro properties, as well as will certainly generate roughly 12% of the United States' carbon-free energy, it claimed. The bargain is anticipated to enclose the initial quarter of 2022.

Exelon Corporation will certainly remain to be led by present chief executive Chris Crane and the existing monitoring team up until SpinCo comes to be a publicly provided business in its own right, and better details concerning each business's groups will certainly be published later this year. The corporation's existing shareholders will get shares in the new entity, although the distribution proportion has yet to be settled.

Crane stated the splitting up will assist the two organizations "benefit from the critical flexibility to focus on their one-of-a-kind consumer, market and also community top priorities."

EDF indications PPA on Texas Space City Solar Project

1 March, 2021: Energy group EDF has actually authorized an online power acquisition agreement (PPA) for the second tranche of its Texas solar project with an associate of noted energy collaboration group Business Products partners.

The Space City Solar plant will certainly be found in Wharton Area, Texas, and also will certainly use bifacial solar PV modules. The project is also anticipated to create US$ 30 million in tax earnings for Wharton Area entities, and also develop 300 jobs in the area during building.

EDF Renewables is set to break ground on the Space City Solar plant this summer season, and bring it on-line following year. It will certainly have a complete capability of 345MWac/455MWdc on completion. Business's PPA will certainly see the firm offtake 100 MWac/ 132 MWdc of solar energy from the project.

The renewables arm of energy group EDF has actually currently signed a PPA to provide chemicals business BASF with 55MWac/73MWdc of energy from the solar plant in Texas.

Matt McCluskey, EDF Renewables' vice head of state of south area growth, stated the new PPA shows a "ongoing commitment to helping business clients" meet their sustainability targets. A.J. Teague, co-chief exec of Business's basic partner, stated the company will intend to run with 25% eco-friendly power by 2025.

SEEIT completes C&I portfolio acquisition

1 March, 2021: UK financier SDCL's Energy Performance Income Trust (SEEIT) has currently acquired numerous business as well as commercial (C&I) solar and storage projects in the United States from designer Onyx Renewable Allies, and also established a joint endeavor with the company.

Greater than three months after introducing the purchase arrangement, SEEIT has gotten a 50% rate of interest in Onyx's growth pipe in a deal worth US$ 150 million. Until now, it includes 4 solar as well as storage portfolios totalling over 175 MW of operational, incomplete and also growth stage properties. The designer expects its project pipeline to exceed 500MW by 2025. Those that are currently online supply energy to communities, universities, schools, healthcare facilities, armed forces housing carriers, utilities and corporates via power acquisition agreements (PPAs).

SEEIT has made an upfront preliminary consideration of US$ 120 million, as well as expects to release the remaining US$ 30 million over the next couple of months as construction progresses on some projects.

The projects themselves include greater than 200 on-site solar-plus-storage installations such as rooftop systems, carport and exclusive wire ground-mounted solar PV projects varying from 5MW to 15MW.