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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

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.

Banco Central De Bolivia releases funds for Bolivian ENDE’s two transmission projects 

November 27, 2017
Banco Central De Bolivia (BCB) or Bolivia’s Central Bank releases funds for two transmission projects of Bolivian state-owned electricity company Empresa Nacional de Electricidad (ENDE).

IaDB approves USD150 million loan for Ecuador 

October 25, 2017
Inter-American Development Bank (IaDB) has approved a USD150 million loan to Ecuador for implementing its energy matrix transmission programme, which aims to expand, strengthen, and improve the electrical system’s operational efficiency.

Brazilian CTEEP formalises agreement to acquire IENNE 

October 9, 2017
Companhia de Transmissão de Energia Elétrica Paulista (CTEEP) — a Brazilian subsidiary of Colombian state-owned power company Interconexión Eléctrica S.A. (ISA) has formalised an agreement to acquire all the shares of the country’s local transmission concessionaire Interligação Elétrica Norte e Nordeste (IENNE), from Spanish company Isolux Energia e Participações S.A. (Isolux) and Rio de Janeiro-based power company Construções e Participações S.A (Cymi Holding).

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.


EIB grants EUR130 million for 1,200 MW Italy–France interconnector [free access]

July 26, 2017
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has granted funding worth EUR130 million to Italy’s Terna Energy Group for the Piedmont–Savoy link between France and Italy.

Polish TFKable to acquire UK’s offshore specialist JDR Cable Systems 

July 17, 2017
Polish cable giant Tele-Fonika Kable (TFKable) is in the process of acquiring the UK’s offshore specialist JDR Cable Systems in an undisclosed deal that is subject to regulatory approval.

EIB extends EUR100 million for two Belgium projects 

July 5, 2017
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed to extend a seven-year loan worth EUR100 million to Belgian transmission system operator (TSO) Elia, for connecting renewable energy and integrating the European energy system.

Irish and French TSOs receive EC’s EUR4 million grant for Celtic Interconnector 

July 3, 2017
Irish and French transmission system operators (TSOs) – EirGrid Plc and Reseau de Transport d'Electricite (RTE), have received EUR4 million from the European Commission (EC) for the Celtic Interconnector project between the two countries.

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.