The Renewables Infrastructure Group Limited - Acquisition of Little Raith Wind Farm, UK

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InfraRed Capital Partners Limited 
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Richard Crawford
Phil George 

Tulchan  Communications 
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Martin Pengelley

The Board of TRIG is pleased to announce that the Company has acquired a 100% interest in Little Raith Wind Farm ("Little Raith" or "the Project"), a 25MW operational wind farm located in Fife, Scotland. Little Raith was acquired from local developer Kennedy Renewables. The Project consists of nine 2.75MW GE turbines and GE will continue to provide full-scope Operations and Maintenance services.

Little Raith was commissioned in November 2012 and benefits from Renewable Obligation Certificate ("ROC") accreditation, enabling it to receive 1.0 ROC per MWh of energy produced until 2032. It has a power purchase agreement with Statkraft Markets Gmbh effective from the Project's commissioning date for a duration of 15 years.

The Project, which was acquired ungeared, represents approximately 3% of TRIG's portfolio. The investment was financed from the Company's cash resources following its recent fund raise.

 

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The Renewables Infrastructure Group Limited (TRIG)

The Renewables Infrastructure Group ("TRIG" or the "Company") is a leading London-listed renewable energy infrastructure investment company. The Company seeks to provide shareholders with an attractive long-term, income-based return with a positive correlation to inflation by focusing on strong cash generation across a diversified portfolio of predominantly operating projects. TRIG is targeting an aggregate dividend of 6.64 pence per Ordinary Share for the year to 31 December 2019.

TRIG is invested in a portfolio of 72 wind, solar and battery storage projects with aggregate net generating capacity of 1,534MW. TRIG is seeking further suitable investment opportunities which fit its stated Investment Policy.

Further details can be found on TRIG's website at www.trig-ltd.com.

 

InfraRed Capital Partners Limited (InfraRed)

TRIG's Investment Manager is InfraRed Capital Partners Limited ("InfraRed") which has successfully invested in over 200 infrastructure projects since 1997. InfraRed is a leading international investment manager focused on infrastructure and real estate. It operates worldwide from offices in London, Hong Kong, New York, Seoul and Sydney. With over 170 professionals it manages in excess of USD 12 billion of equity capital in multiple private and listed funds, primarily for institutional investors across the globe. InfraRed is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

The infrastructure investment team at InfraRed consists of over 85 investment professionals, all with an infrastructure investment background and a broad range of relevant skills, including private equity, structured finance, construction, renewable energy and facilities management.

InfraRed implements best-in-class practices to underpin asset management and investment decisions, promotes ethical behaviour and has established community engagement initiatives to support good causes in the wider community. InfraRed is a signatory of the Principles of Responsible Investment.

Further details can be found on InfraRed's website at www.ircp.com.

 

Operations Manager

TRIG's Operations Manager is Renewable Energy Systems ("RES"), the world's largest independent renewable energy company.

RES has been at the forefront of wind energy development for over 35 years, with the expertise to develop, engineer, construct, finance and operate projects around the globe. RES has developed or constructed onshore and offshore wind, solar, energy storage and transmission projects totalling more than 16GW in capacity. RES' operational asset portfolio exceeds 3.5GW worldwide for a large client base. Headquartered in Hertfordshire, UK, RES is active in 10 countries and has over 2,000 employees engaged in renewables globally.

RES is an expert at optimising energy yields, with a strong focus on safety and sustainability. Further details can be found on the website at www.res-group.com.