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VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / November 8, 2021 / RE Royalties Ltd. (TSXV: RE) (âRE Royaltiesâ or the âCompanyâ), a world leader in royalty-based renewable energy financing, has entered into an equipment loan agreement with Switch Power Ontario Battery Operations Corp. (“Switch OpCo”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Switch Power Corporation (“Switch Power”), for $ 4.3 million (the “EP Loan”).
The EP Loan will enable Switch OpCo to acquire Battery Energy Storage Systems (âBESSâ) for five Switch OpCo-owned projects (the â2022 Projectsâ) located in Ontario. The EP Loan is RE Royalties’ third transaction with Switch Power following the previously announced $ 2.3M Acquisition Loan and $ 0.8M Development Acquisition Loan, which were utilized by Switch Power to acquire the portfolio of 4 energy storage projects in operation and 10 development projects located in Ontario and will be used to finance the first 5 development projects.
The 2022 projects will have a total storage capacity of 3.5 MW and are expected to reach commercial operations in the summer of 2022. The 2022 projects are located next to existing buildings owned by large industrial and financial institutions, and Switch OpCo will receive funding. income from several sources, the majority coming from energy service agreements (âESAsâ) with building owners. As part of the SEAs, Switch OpCo will receive a percentage of the cost savings generated by the BESS systems, primarily by reducing the overall adjustment costs, as part of the Industrial Conservation Program of the Independent Electricity System Operator.
The EP loan will be provided in two drawings: $ 2.8 million at closing and the remaining $ 1.5 million in March 2022. The EP loan will have a term of 24 months and will be repayable at maturity, bear interest. at 8.6% on funds drawn, with interest payable during the term. The Company will also receive a sliding-scale royalty of between 3% and 5% on the gross revenues generated by the 2022 projects for the life of the AES, for an initial term of 10 to 15 years, with options for extension.
Bernard Tan, CEO of RE Royalties, commented: âWe are very happy to develop our relationship with Switch Power with this third transaction. Trevor White and his team at Switch continue to make incredible strides in building their clean energy portfolio, and we look forward to seeing these projects come into commercial operation in the months to come. “
“The timing, flexibility and structure of RE Royalties’ financing instruments and this loan allow us to move forward with the purchase of critical storage systems to meet the commissioning dates of the year. next and generate significant energy solutions for our customers. This, along with the two previous transactions with RE Royalties are the basis of an excellent financing partnership. We look forward to the success of these projects, âsaid Trevor White, President and CEO of Switch Power.
On behalf of the Board of Directors,
About RE Royalties Ltd.
RE Royalties Ltd. acquires royalties based on revenues from renewable energy production facilities by providing a non-dilutive financing solution to private and listed companies producing and developing renewable energy. RE Royalties is the first to apply this proven business model to the renewable energy sector. The Company currently holds 98 royalties on solar, wind, storage and hydroelectric projects in Canada, Europe and the United States. The Company’s business objectives are to provide shareholders with strong and growing returns, strong capital protection, a high rate of growth through reinvestment and a sustainable investment focus.
About Switch Power Corporation
Switch Power Corporation is an independent power developer and producer headquartered in Calgary, Alta., Focused on deploying capital into long-term infrastructure assets in underserved geographic and customer segments. Switch Power develops, builds, owns and operates bespoke sustainable power generation projects consisting of distributed energy resources, with inherent value propositions to customers through physical supply. Switch Power currently has a 680 MW pipeline, across various geographic, technology and customer segments, with an estimated capital deployment of $ 220 million over the next 24 months.
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