Copacabana Geração de Energia em Participações S.A.
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Rio Energy Fundo de Investimento em Participações Multiestratégia
Chiaramonte, Federico Alessandro
USD $ 66,297,000
Project scope and objective
The Inter-American Investment Corporation and the Inter-American Development Bank are considering providing a credit guarantee to secure payment obligations under a debt instrument in an amount of approximately R$200 million. The project consists of the design, construction, operation and maintenance of the wind cluster of “Eólica Serra da Babilônia”, which consists of eight (8) adjacent wind farms totaling 223.25 MW of capacity in the state of Bahia, located in the Northeast of Brazil and the construction of a 75km transmission line (the “Project”). The Project is being developed by eight (8) Special Purpose Enterprises created under Brazilian law for the specific purpose of the development of the Project, under the control of Copacabana Geração de Energia em Participações S.A. The sponsor of the Project is Rio Energy Fundo de Investimento em Participações Multiestratégia and was awarded a 20-year inflation indexed Power Purchase Agreement by the Câmara de Comercialização de Energia Elétrica.
The Project is expected to achieve the following development results: (i) increase installed capacity of non-conventional renewable energy with the addition of 223.25 MW of wind power to the current wind installed capacity of 11,7 GW, which contributes to the Government of Brazil’s objectives of diversifying its energy matrix, adding an additional source of renewable energy and reducing vulnerability to changes in hydrology; (ii) generate approximately 870 GWh of clean wind energy and contribute to the avoidance of approximately 763,801 tons of carbon emissions per year; and (iii) increase private sector participation and competition in the electricity market through the support of an independent private developer.
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