30 Jan '15, 1pm

Terraform Power Issues $800m High Yield Green Bond

This week the yieldco TerraForm Power (TERP ) issued a huge high-yield green bond; seeing more high-yield bonds is a sign that the green bond market is continuing to mature. In addition to TerraForm, more green bonds from repeat issuers OPIC, World Bank, IFC and Credit Agricole have been announced and will be closing in the coming weeks. For today, let’s dig deeper into the latest green high-yield offering. The US-based renewable energy company TerraForm Power Operating has issued US$800m of senior unsecured green bonds (debentures), making it the largest green bond of 2015 so far. TerraForm Power Operating is a subsidiary of TerraForm Power Inc , a yieldco, spun out from the renewable energy developer SunEdison (SUNE ), meaning its fully focused on operating renewable energy assets. The bond has 8-year tenor and fixed coupon of 5.875%. The bond issuance is sub-investment ...

Full article: http://www.altenergystocks.com/archives/2015/01/terraform...

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