CPPIB-backed Cordelio obtains funding for Illinois wind project

Cordelio Power, backed by Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, has closed project financing for the Glacier Sands wind project in Mason County, Illinois.

Cordelio Power, backed by Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, has closed project financing for the Glacier Sands wind project in Mason County, Illinois. No financial terms were disclosed. The financing was coordinated by Rabobank and provided by Rabobank, Bank of Montreal, National Bank of Canada and MUFG. Toronto-based Cordelio is a renewable power company.

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Cordelio Power Completes Financing for 185 MW Glacier Sands Wind Project
TORONTO, July 15, 2021 /CNW/ – Cordelio Power is pleased to announce the completion of project financing for the Glacier Sands wind project in Mason County, Illinois. This construction-period financing was coordinated by Rabobank and provided by affiliates of Rabobank, Bank of Montreal, National Bank of Canada, and MUFG. Upon completion of construction, which is expected later this year, this construction-period facility will convert into a term loan.

The loans are supported by a tax equity commitment from a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Energy, which will be funded when the project achieves commercial operations.

Cordelio expects to complete construction for the Glacier Sands project in October. The project will sell 100% of its renewable energy under a 15-year agreement with Microsoft Corporation.

“The Cordelio team is pleased to take this next step in building our midwestern renewables base,” said John Carson, Cordelio’s Chief Executive Officer. “Our thanks go out to the Mason County community, Microsoft, our lender group, and our project partners Berkshire Hathaway Energy and Swift Current Energy.”

About Cordelio Power
Cordelio is a renewable power producer managing over 1,000 MW of renewable generation assets across North America, including 396 MW of wind and solar projects in Ontario (51%-owned by Cordelio) plus a 656 MW (net) wind and solar portfolio stake owned by Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (“CPP Investments”). Cordelio also owns (wholly and through a joint venture) a growth pipeline of over 4,500 MW of wind, solar and storage projects in the western and midwestern US, including the Glacier Sands project. Cordelio carries out its operations and growth activities by working with all stakeholders in an efficient, safe and environmentally responsible manner. Cordelio is wholly owned by CPP Investments.