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NeXtWind buys three German onshore wind parks, looks for more​

FRANKFURT, June 25 (Reuters) - Investment firm NeXtWind said on Friday it had bought three onshore wind parks in northern Germany with a combined capacity of 70 megawatts (MW), a first step in its plan to invest in maturing German wind power assets. The deal accounts for over half of the $100 million raised by the company in a financing round from institutional investors and individuals, including Crestline Investors, Ferd and ARB Investment Partners, NeXtWind said in a statement prepared for Reuters. The company aims to allocate the rest of the money over the next 12 months, while planning more fundraisings for a second phase of spending in Germany and Europe, it said. Ultimately, NeXtWind wants to have a 1 gigawatt (GW) portfolio of carbon-free assets. The company aims to extend the life of green power assets, where subsidies are ending, and, where possible, raise their capacity. The first projects comprise 34 turbines in the states of Lower Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt with an average age of 14 years. NeXtWind plans to triple the sites' current annual output to around 300 gigawatt hours (GWh) a year by between 2024 and 2026. Chief Investment Officer Lars Meyer said the company was looking to buy assets from owners who choose not to operate them under more market-based conditions. "Ownership of these ageing project sites, particularly in Germany, is highly fragmented, so strong local market relationships are essential for sourcing and successfully executing investment opportunities," he said. The turbines' output will be marketed under fixed price deals called power purchase agreements (PPAs), which are becoming popular among utilities' trading arms and corporate consumers keen on becoming greener. By 2025, up to 16 GW of German green power capacity will lose subsidy status under 20-year fixed price guarantees that are being replaced with an auction-based system.  https://www.reuters.com/business/sustainable-business/nextwind-buys-three-german-onshore-wind-parks-looks-more-2021-06-25/  ​

NeXtWind buys 70MW German trio for repowering​

Rejuvenation of the three wind farms will increase output to 300GWh from 100GWh currentlyEuropean green independent power producer NeXtWind has made three strategic investments in wind farms in northern Germany with a combined capacity of 70MW. NeXtWind said the $50m (€42m) acquisitions were made in the first six months after the company’s debut fundraising round, where it secured $100m from institutional backers and family offices. The projects across Lower Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt comprise 34 turbines and an average age of 14 years. NeXtWind plans to rejuvenate the sites with new, more efficient technology, almost tripling the annual output to roughly 300 gigawatt-hours a year from just above 100GWh. The company is now working with its local partners to bring its first projects to fruition, with lifetime extension and repowering work across all three sites due for completion between 2024 and 2026. It added that as the projects move off the state feed-in tariff, long-term power purchase agreements are being negotiated with leading European utilities as off-takers to stabilise future revenues. NeXtWind chief investment officer Lars Meyer said: “We’re off to a flying start as we progress towards our strategic goal of acquiring, rejuvenating and operating a 1GW portfolio of clean energy assets. “Ownership of these ageing project sites, particularly in Germany, is highly fragmented, so strong local market relationships are essential for sourcing and successfully executing investment opportunities. “During these first acquisitions, our origination team has successfully closed not only with established onshore wind development businesses, but also with an array of private investors demonstrating our differentiated ability to source off-market deals. “We’ll continue to draw on these relationships as we take the projects through permitting and development, PPA negotiations, and into long-term operation.” https://renews.biz/70562/nextwind-buys-70mw-german-trio-for-repowering/    ​

Firma NeXtWind kupiła trzy niemieckie farmy wiatrowes

W piątek firma inwestycyjna NeXtWind poinformowała o zakupie trzech parków wiatrowych w północnych Niemczech o łącznej mocy 70 MW. Jest to ich pierwszy krok inwestycyjny w dojrzewające niemieckie aktywa wiatrowe. Transakcja stanowi ponad połowę ze 100 mln USD pozyskanych przez spółkę w rundzie finansowania od inwestorów instytucjonalnych i indywidualnych, w tym Crestline Investors, Ferd i ARB Investment Partners. Docelowo NeXtWind planuje posiadać portfel z 1 GW bezemisyjnych aktywów. Do 2025 roku nawet 16 GW niemieckiej mocy w zielonej energetyce straci status dotacji w ramach 20-letnich gwarancji cenowych, które zostaną zastąpione systemem aukcyjnym. NeXtWind dąży do przedłużenia ich żywotności. – Własność tych starzejących się projektów, szczególnie w Niemczech, jest bardzo rozdrobniona. Myślimy jakie są nasze moce inwestycyjne, które moglibyśmy przeznaczyć w ten sektor –powiedział dyrektor inwestycyjny, Lars Meyer. https://www.pb.pl/firma-nextwind-kupila-trzy-niemieckie-farmy-wiatrowe-1120537   ​

El Periodico de la Energia​: NeXtWind renovará 1 GW de activos eólicos europeos al final de su vida útil

NeXtWind está buscando adquirir y rejuvenecer los parques eólicos más viejos en Alemania como parte de un plan cuyo objetivo es adquirir y transformar una cartera de más de 1 GW de activos eólicos europeos al final de su vida útil. De momento, NeXtWind se lanza con compromisos iniciales por más de 100 millones para invertir en el mercado eólico terrestre alemán.Con una cartera de fusiones y adquisiciones activa ya establecida, NeXtWind espera completar la adquisición de sus primeros parques en las próximas semanas, los cuales se renovarán o se someterán a trabajos de extensión de por vida...  https://elperiodicodelaenergia.com/nextwind-renovara-1-gw-de-activos-eolicos-europeos-al-final-de-su-vid-a-util/​

Tomorrow's Energy Management​: Energy and finance heavyweights launch IPP to rejuvenate wind parks

Combining more than 100 years’ experience in energy, green finance and M&A across its senior team, NeXtWind today launches its strategy to become Europe’s next major green independent power producer (IPP). Backed by established sustainable investors including Crestline Investors, Ferd and ARB Investment Partners, the company will initially seek to acquire and rejuvenate older, most likely teenage, wind parks in Germany. Working with local communities and partners to bring new life, higher performance and shared benefit to existing sites, NeXtWind’s strategic goal is to acquire and transform a portfolio in excess of 1GW of end-of-regulatory-life European assets.Ewald Woste, NeXtWind CEO, said: “The older wind sites tend to have the best locations but the worst efficiencies. We’ve assembled the expertise and funding to ensure that these sites are not lost to a diminishing baseline of clean power. Indeed, with smart investment and management we expect to double the average wind harvest from these pioneering parks.  With Germany phasing out coal and nuclear generation, this is important work”... https://www.tomorrowsem.com/app-for-wind-farm-ipp--194.html   ​

Clean Energy Pipelline: NeXtWind secures $100 million to repower European wind farms

European independent power producer NeXtWind secured $100 million in capital commitments to begin a campaign of repowering ageing wind farms in Europe... https://cleanenergypipeline.com/news/nextwind-secures-100-million-to-repower-european-wind-farms/  

A Word About Wind: Interview: Lars Meyer on Investing in German Repowering Projects

Nextwind chief investment officer Lars Meyer is discussing the “phenomenal impact” of Germany’s pioneering onshore wind investors, who were backing onshore wind farms in the early 2000s when most utilities wouldn’t touch renewables. “The early adopters were pioneers, and the value they created for themselves, for society and for changing our energy mix is remarkable.” https://www.awordaboutwind.com/analysis/interview-lars-meyer-on-investing-in-german-repowering-projects?utm_content=153399120&utm_medium=social&utm_source=linkedin&hss_channel=lcp-1956826​

Project Finance International:​ NeXtWind repowering IPP to use PF

Crestline Investors, Ferd and ARB Investment Partners-backed repowering IPP NeXtWind will use project financing in the development of a 1GW portfolio of renewables, CIO Lars Meyer said. NeXtWind will acquire plants using an initial US$100m in capital commitments and could step into assets that are already leveraged. Once the capital has been deployed the company will approach the project finance and bank market to refinance the portfolio – depending on how much regulatory or PPA-backed life remains on the assets.​ https://www.pfie.com/story/2723965/germany-nextwind-repowering-ipp-to-use-pf-kpggcyy8vn

reNews​: NeXtWind to revamp German wind farms

It plans to acquire and transform a 1GW+ portfolio of end-of-regulatory-life European assets. NeXtWind is seeking to acquire and rejuvenate older, most likely teenage, wind parks in Germany. Its goal is to acquire and transform a portfolio in excess of 1GW of end-of-regulatory-life European assets. With an active M&A pipeline already in place, NeXtWind expects to complete the acquisition of its first sites in the coming weeks. Acquired sites will either be repowered or undergo lifetime extension works... https://renews.biz/66202/nextwind-to-revamp-german-wind-farms/ ​

Windpower Monthly: Finance heavyweights launch new firm to repower old German wind farms​

Independent power producer NextWind has raised $100 million to invest and repower the German onshore market​.  Backed by US firm Crestline Investors, Norwegians Ferd and German group ARB Investment Partners, new independent power producer (IPP) NextWind will initially seek to acquire and rejuvenate older wind farms in Germany.However, its overarching goal is to acquire and transform a portfolio in excess of 1GW of end-of-regulatory-life European assets, according to a press statement released today... https://www.windpowermonthly.com/article/1706363/finance-heavyweights-launch-new-firm-repower-old-german-wind-farms  

IJGlobal​: New IPP to specialise in repowering aging German wind sites

A new investor-backed independent power producer (IPP) named NeXtWind has launched with a focus on rejuvenating aging wind farms in Germany and the broader European market.The company is targeting an initial pipeline of1GW in Europe, seeking to acquire and repower older wind farms. It expects to complete the acquisition of its first sites in the coming weeks.  https://ijglobal.com/articles/152982/new-ipp-to-specialise-in-repowering-aging-german-wind-sites​

Renewable Energy Magazine​: Energy and finance heavyweights launch IPP to rejuvenate older European wind farms

Combining more than 100 years’ experience in energy, green finance and M&A across its senior team, NeXtWind has launched its strategy today aiming to become Europe’s next major green independent power producer (IPP). Backed by established sustainable investors including Crestline Investors, Ferd and ARB Investment Partners, the company will initially seek to acquire and rejuvenate older, most likely teenage, wind farms in Germany. Working with local communities and partners to bring new life, higher performance and shared benefit to existing sites, NeXtWind’s strategic goal is to acquire and transform a portfolio in excess of 1 GW of end-of-regulatory-life European assets... Robin Whitlock https://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/wind/energy-and-finance-heavyweights-launch-ipp-to-20210203​

North American Wind Energy​: Energy and finance heavyweights launch IPP to rejuvenate older European wind farms

Combining more than 100 years’ experience in energy, green finance and M&A across its senior team, NeXtWind launches its strategy to become Europe’s next major green independent power producer (IPP).Backed by established sustainable investors including Crestline Investors, Ferd and ARB Investment Partners, the company will initially seek to acquire and rejuvenate older, most likely teenage, wind parks in Germany.Working with local communities and partners to bring new life, higher performance and shared benefit to existing sites, NeXtWind’s strategic goal is to acquire and transform a portfolio in excess of 1GW of end-of-regulatory-life European assets.... https://www.nacleanenergy.com/wind/energy-and-finance-heavyweights-launch-ipp-to-rejuvenate-older-european-wind-parks​

Proximo​: NeXtWind launches strategy to repower European wind sites

NeXtWind, backed by initial commitments of over $100 million from Crestline Investors, Ferd and ARB Investment Partners, has launched its strategy to become a major European green independent power producer (IPP). The company will initially seek to acquire and rejuvenate older onshore wind parks in Germany. NeXtWind's strategic goal is to acquire a 1GW portfolio of end-of-regulatory-life assets across Europe and it expects to complete the acquisition of its first sites in the coming weeks. Sites will either be repowered or undergo lifetime extension works. The company is currently negotiating framework agreements with some of Europe’s largest utilities in order to facilitate the signature of future PPAs. https://www.proximoinfra.com/news/39183/NeXtWind-launches-strategy-to-repower-European-wind-sites​

Institutional Investing In Infrastructure​: NeXtWind to breathe new life into aging European wind farms

Backed by Crestline Investors, Ferd and ARB Investment Partners, NeXtWind has launched a strategy under which it will acquire and revamp older wind farms in Germany. NeXtWind will either repower or conduct lifetime extension work on the acquired assets, with the goal of transforming a portfolio of more than 1 gigawatt of wind parks that have reached the end of their regulatory life. https://irei.com/news/nextwind-breathe-new-life-aging-european-wind-farms/​

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