Boralex Inc. has announced the closing of a $53.3 million financing for the Moose Lake wind farm in British Columbia, Canada. The long-term financing of the 15-MW Moose Lake wind farm, located on Crown land in the Peace Region (northwest of Tumbler Ridge, BC, Canada) is provided by KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH.
Believed to be one of the first in the Canadian wind-power financing market having such feature, the long-term tranche will be fully amortized over a period of 25 years, beginning on the commercial operation date of the project, which is planned for the second half of 2018.
The financing consists of a $2 million letter of credit facility and a long-term tranche of $51.3 million at all-in interest rate of approximately 4.9%. A portion of the long-term tranche’s interest rate has been fixed through an interest rate hedging arrangement.
Boralex is developing the Moose Lake wind farm with its partner Aeolis Wind Power Corporation. As at the date of the closing, Boralex and Aeolis own respectively 70% and 30% of the project.