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North America


Sempra Energy revises financial structure to acquire re-structured EFH [free access]

October 4, 2017
Sempra Energy Inc. has revised the financial structure of its USD9.45 billion proposal to acquire the restructured Energy Future Holdings Corporation (EFH), the indirect owner of 80 per cent stake in Oncor Electric Delivery Company, LLC (Oncor) — operator of the largest electric transmission and distribution system in Texas.



Latin America


Grupo Argos to sell stake in Colombian EPSA 

February 15, 2018
Colombian conglomerate Grupo Argos is selling its 100 per cent stake in Colombian electricity company Empresa de Energia del Pacifico S.A. E.S.P. (EPSA) to its unit Celsia S.A. E.S.P.

Brookfield Infrastructure to sell shares of Chilean Transelec to Chinese CSG 

December 26, 2017
Canada-based Brookfield Infrastructure has signed definitive agreements to sell its approximate 27.8 per cent interest in ETC Transmission Holdings, S.L.—the parent company of Chilean Transelec S.A., to China Southern Power Grid International (CSG) Company Limited for USD1.3 billion.

Colombian EEB sells off 100 per cent shares in ISA 

December 25, 2017
Energia de Bogota S.A. E.S.P. (EEB), the parent company of Colombia's Grupo Energía Bogotá (GEB), has sold 85.3 per cent of its shares in Colombian Interconexion Eléctrica S.A. (ISA) for more than COP220 billion.

Paraguayan ANDE receives USD150 million loan for grid improvement project 

December 6, 2017
Paraguay’s state-owned power company Administración Nacional de Electricidad (ANDE) and the Corporación Andina de Fomento (CAF) or the Latin American Development Bank, have signed a loan agreement for an amount of USD150 million for the Electricity Transmission and Distribution System of the Metropolitan System of Paraguay Improvement - Phase II project.



Asia Pacific


India extends USD4.5 billion credit for Bangladesh’s NPP and associated lines 

October 5, 2017
India and Bangladesh have signed a USD4.5 billion credit agreement, out of which nearly one-fourth of the amount will be spent on the construction of the first nuclear power plant at Rooppur in Bangladesh.



Europe


Latvian TSO buys 16.05 per cent stake in Conexus Baltic Grid 

February 5, 2018
Latvian transmission system operator (TSO) Augstsprieguma tīkls AS (AST) has purchased 16.05 per cent stake in the country’s unified natural gas transmission and storage operator Conexus Baltic Grid.

EU allocates EUR680 million for electricity sector under CEF 

January 28, 2018
The European Union (EU), under its Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), has granted EUR680 million for eight projects in the electricity sector, of which two relate to construction works, while six are studies.

Estonian Elering borrows EUR200 million from local and Finnish banks 

January 15, 2018
Estonian state-owned transmission system operator (TSO) Elering has entered into new loan facility agreements worth EUR200 million with local AS SEB Pank of Estonia and Finnish OP Corporate Bank plc to secure the refinancing of the current Eurobond that was issued in 2011 and will fall due on July 12, 2018.

EU, EIB, EBRD and World Bank to fund 400 kV Moldova–Romania interconnection 

December 20, 2017
The European Union (EU), the European Investment Bank (EIB), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), and the World Bank are providing a EUR270 million package to finance the interconnection project between Moldova and Romania.



Middle East & Africa


World Bank extends USD150 million grant to improve Mozambique’s grid operations 

October 2, 2017
The World Bank has extended a USD150 million grant for improving the operations of Mozambique’s power network.