The portfolio it will acquire from NextEra Energy Resources consists of ten wind farms and one solar PV project spread across the US.
It has also entered into a $750 million convertible equity portfolio financing with a fund managed by Blackrock Global Energy & Power Infrastructure.
NextEra Energy Partners also expects to assume approximately $930 million in tax equity financing and $38 million of non-recourse project debt from its parent company at the end of 2018.
It expects the acquisition to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2018, subject to customary closing conditions and receipt of certain regulatory approvals.
The assets included in the acquisition are:
- The 120MW Bluff Point wind farm in Indiana;
- The 98MW Breckinridge wind farm in Oklahoma;
- The 150MW Carousel wind farm in Colorado;
- The 90MW Cottonwood wind farm in Nebraska;
- The 46MW Golden Hills North wind farm in California;
- The 200MW Javelina II wind farm in Texas;
- The Kingman I and II wind farms in Kansas, which have a combine capacity of 206MW;
- The 208MW Ninnescah wind farm, also in Kansas;
- The 250MW Rush Springs wind farm in Oklahoma;
- And the 20MW Mountain View solar PV facility in Nevada.
He added the US portfolio consisted of higher-yielding assets that benefit from a lower effective corporate tax rate and longer tax shield.
NextEra Energy Partners will also have the right convert at least 70% of the portfolio financing into common units, Robo said.
The company stated that it expects the acquisition to contribute adjusted earnings before interest, taxation, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) of approximately $290 million to $310 million and cash available for distribution (CAFD) of approximately $122 million to $132 million, each on a five-year average annual run-rate basis, beginning 31 December 2018.