Origis closes US$344 million construction loan for 200MW Golden Triangle I solar

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Origis Energy has closed US$344 million in construction financing for the Golden Triangle I solar project. Provided by MUFG, the financing will help one of America’s leading renewable energy and decarbonization solution platforms to build the Mississippi project, already underway.

Origis Golden Triangle I Solar capacity

Golden Triangle I will have a 200 MWac solar capacity co-located with 200 MWh of energy storage. It is one of three Origis Energy renewable energy projects under construction in the state together. Together, the three projects constitute the largest solar plus battery energy storage deployments in Mississippi to date. Construction was announced by the energy company earlier this year on the three projects, Golden Triangle I, Golden Triangle II and Optimist. All three project will have a total capacity of 550 MWac solar plus 600 MWh of battery energy storage. They will deliver clean energy and grid resiliency at competitive rates. Furthermore, they are under Power Purchase Agreements executed between Origis Energy and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA).

Financing details on the project

Golden Triangle I is supported during construction and long-term operation with this loan facility. Once construction is finished the financing will be converted to a long-term instrument. This will cover the 25 year+ operational life of the project. Additionally, the loan facility structure leverages the transferability provision of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) prior to commitments for tax equity financing.

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“The MUFG team has been outstanding. We have worked together to uncover innovative ways to leverage the IRA provisions. We will ensure the Golden Triangle I project delivers for TVA and its customers as promised. Golden Triangle I will power the equivalent of 57,000 homes, deliver grid resiliency. It will also avoid 291,000 metric tons of CO2 each year. These attributes are in addition to the economic benefits the project and portfolio will deliver in the region. We thank MUFG for their support and look forward to delivering the project for TVA,” said Vikas Anand, Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer, Origis Energy.

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