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Weekly renewables M&A round-up (Jan 1-7)

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January 7 (Renewables Now) - Renewables Now covered M&A stories related to EDPR, Drax, Japan's JERA and Brazil's Renova in the seven days from January 7 till January 7. Below is the full list of deals:

-- Omega Geracao to acquire 303-MW wind park, ROFO for 2 GW in Brazil

Brazilian renewable energy company Omega Geracao SA said it has signed a deal to acquire the 303-MW Assurua wind power complex and the right of first offer (ROFO) for 2 GW of wind and solar projects in Bahia state.

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-- EDPR sells majority in 499-MW onshore wind portfolio in N America

EDP Renovaveis SA (ELI:EDPR) announced that it has formally sold an 80% equity shareholding in a 499-MW North American onshore wind portfolio.

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-- EDPR concludes 10% stake sale in 950-MW UK offshore wind project

EDP Renovaveis SA (ELI:EDPR) announced that its UK-based unit has formally sold a 10% stake in the 950-MW Moray Offshore Windfarm East Ltd (MOWEL) offshore wind project.

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-- Japan’s JERA to buy into 300 MW of offshore wind farms in Taiwan, UK

Japanese power producer JERA Co Inc has agreed to buy stakes in two offshore wind farms -- the Formosa 1, which is Taiwan's first commercial-scale plant of this type, and the 172.8-MW Gunfleet Sands in UK waters.

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-- Drax closes GBP-702m acquisition of Scottish Power portfolio

Drax Group Plc (LON:DRX) said it has completed the acquisition of the 2,566-MW UK traditional generation portfolio of Iberdrola-owned Scottish Power Ltd for GBP 702 million in cash.

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-- Greece's Ellaktor to absorb renewables unit Anemos

Greek construction group Ellaktor SA (ATH:ELLAKTOR) and its renewable energy subsidiary Eltech Anemos SA (ATH:ANEMOS) have commenced a process to merge their operations.

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-- Reliance Industries buying majority stake in Indian solar co Kanoda

Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries Ltd (BOM:500325) has agreed to purchase an 88% stake in domestic solar energy services firm Kanoda Energy Systems Pvt Ltd in an all-cash deal worth up to INR 750 million.

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-- GCL-Poly to shed wafer unit, books USD-78m 10-mo loss

China's GCL-Poly Energy Holdings Ltd (HKG:3800) has agreed to sell its wafer unit Suzhou Kezhun Photovoltaic Technologies Co for CNY 850 million as it aims to focus on wafer production using diamond-wire sawing technology and switch to low-cost production locations.

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-- Spain's Audax Renovables closes merger with Audax Energia

Spanish renewable energy producer Audax Renovables SA (BME:ADX) has formally acquired Audax Energia SA to create a company with a turnover of more than EUR 1.2 billion.

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-- Renova turns down AES Tiete bid for 400-MW Brazilian wind park

Renova Energia SA (BVMF:RNEW11) has rejected the acquisition proposal made by local firm AES Tiete Energia SA for the roughly 400-MW Alto Sertao III wind power complex and 1.1 GW of wind projects.

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-- Dominion Energy closes USD-6.8bn buy of SCANA

US utility Dominion Energy Inc (NYSE:D) has formally acquired and delisted sector player SCANA Corporation (NYSE:SCG) for about USD 6.8 billion, thus expanding its operations in Georgia and the Carolinas.

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-- BayWa re sells 175-MWp Spanish subsidy-free PV park to MEAG

BayWa re renewable energy GmbH has offloaded the 175-MWp Don Rodrigo subsidy-free solar park in Spain to asset manager MEAG for an undisclosed sum.

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-- John Hancock buys into 413-MW US solar portfolio

US life insurance company John Hancock, part of Canada’s Manulife Financial Corporation (TSE:MFC), has acquired an equity interest of an undisclosed size in a 413-MW solar power portfolio created by Pine Gate Renewables.

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-- Apex buys 442.5 MW of under-development solar in Virginia

Apex Clean Energy said it has acquired a 442.5-MW portfolio of under-development solar projects in its home state Virginia from renewable energy developer SolUnesco.

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-- Genie Energy acquires Finnish renewable power supplier Lumo Energia

US electricity and natural gas retailer Genie Energy Ltd (NYSE:GNE) has bought a controlling interest in Finnish renewable electricity provider Lumo Energia.

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