Successful closure of $323m refinancing of Coso geothermal power facility in Southern California

Successful closure of $323m refinancing of Coso geothermal power facility in Southern California Coso geothermal plant, California (source: Coso Operating Co.)
Alexander Richter 15 Dec 2020

Coso Operating Company has successfully refinanced $323 million for the Coso geothermal power generation facilities in Southern California.

In a release shared yesterday, U.S.-based financial holding company CTI Group announced having served as coordinating lead arranger on a $323 million refinancing of the Coso Geothermal power facility in Southern California.

Originally developed in 1987, the 142 MW Coso Geothermal facility has been a steady source of renewable power for the Southern California region for more than three decades. The Coso site is considered one of the top three producers of geothermal electrical power in the United States.

CIT arranged the financing on behalf of project sponsor Avenue Capital and its wholly owned asset manager Middle River Power, and other co-owners Bardin Hill, Corre, and Voya investment funds. The project is supported by three separate power purchase agreements that enable the delivery of Coso’s reliable baseload geothermal-generated electricity to customers.

Southern California is a strong market for the kind of clean, renewable power generated by the Coso facility,” said James Suehr, CFO of Middle River Power. “With this financing in place, Coso remains on track to continue delivering renewable electric power to the region for many years to come.”

“Geothermal is a valuable source of renewable power, especially because of its unique ability to generate electricity around the clock,” said Mike Lorusso, managing director and group head for CIT’s Power and Energy business. ” We are proud to continue our relationship with Avenue Capital and Middle River Power by arranging this financing for the Coso project, and we look forward to continuing to support their financing needs in the future.”

For the full release see link below.

Source: Company release via Yahoo Finance