Enel S.p.A. (“Enel”), acting through its fully-owned subsidiary Enel Green Power North America (“EGPNA”), has signed an agreement with ORMAT Technologies (“ORMAT”), for the sale of a renewable asset portfolio in the US for a total consideration of 271 million US dollars, equivalent to approximately 255 million euros, subject to adjustments customary for these kinds of transactions. The portfolio consists of approximately 150 MW of operational geothermal and solar facilities.
The deal is in line with Enel’s Strategic Priorities, leveraging on asset rotation to foster returns on capital employed in support of future development plans while achieving a progressive simplification of the Group’s structure.
The overall transaction is expected to generate a positive effect on Enel consolidated net debt of about 255 million euros and a negative impact of around 35 million euros on the Group’s reported EBITDA while bearing no impact on Group ordinary economic results.
The transaction involves Enel’s entire geothermal portfolio in the United States plus several small solar plants.
The announced agreement does not alter the profile of the Enel 8 GW Renewable Consolidated Capacity in the USA, confirming Enel Green Power North America as one of the largest renewable power producers in the region through its core wind, solar and storage portfolio.
The closing of the sale, which is expected in the forthcoming months, is subject to certain conditions precedent customary for these kinds of transactions, including the clearance from competent Antitrust authorities.