Econergy Solar Panel and Wind Turbines at Swangate
Econergy and Rivage Investment have partnered to fund £128 million in European solar PV projects. Image: Econergy

Independent power producer (IPP) Econergy and Rivage Investment have agreed to £128 million (€150 million) in debt financing to progress their pipeline of European solar PV projects.

The funding aims to support ongoing development and construction in Econergy’s primary target renewable energy markets of Italy, Poland, the UK, and Romania.

Rivage Investment, an independent asset management firm for sustainable infrastructure, has agreed that two-thirds of the loan will be available from the financial closing date for up to 24 months.

The final third will be allocated starting on June 30, 2024, and until the end of 24 months from the financial closing.

The investment comes as Econergy has also bought out UBS’s share of its joint-developed Italian renewable projects. This means that, once fully operational, Econergy will take full ownership of approximately 440MW worth of projects.

The debt financing was made possible through Marathon Capital as exclusive financial advisor to Econergy, Ashurst as legal advisor to Rivage Investment, and Squire Patton Boggs as legal advisor to Econergy.

In regards to generating projects, Econergy announced the onset of commercial operations at its 155MW solar project in Romania called the Ratesti PV Plant in November 2023, which then began supplying electricity to the grid in the following weeks.

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