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Blue Elephant Energy expands existing portfolio with a operational PV portfolio in Northern Italy

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Issuer: Blue Elephant Energy AG / Key word(s): Acquisition/Contract
05.05.2022 / 09:00
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The Hamburg-based solar and wind farm operator Blue Elephant Energy AG (BEE) signed a purchase agreement on 03.05.2022 for the acquisition of a portfolio of PV parks in Italy with a total capacity of 4 MW. The closing of the transaction is expected for the second quarter of 2022 after the fulfilment of customary conditions precedent. 

The portfolio with plant locations in Northern Italy has been in operation since 2011. After acquisition, BEE will implement technical optimisation measures in the PV parks that will ensure an operating life of another 30 years (so-called revamping). Through the revamping, all components of the PV systems are upgraded to the latest state-of-the-art technological standards, which significantly improves the PV plants’ performance. Furthermore, the fixed-tilt structure will be replaced by trackers. Altogether, the revamping will increase the energy output by more than 30 %.

As a result of the transaction, BEE's operational portfolio in Italy will increase to a total capacity of 72 MW. In addition to the operational portfolio, BEE is currently developing PV projects with a planned total capacity of more than 378 MW in Italy.

"We are pleased to celebrate another milestone in Blue Elephant Enery AG's company history with this transaction. The portfolio in Italy allows us to tap into new market opportunities in the niche of Revamping and to further establish ourselves in the competitive Italian market," comments Tim Kallas, Chief Investment Officer of Blue Elephant Energy AG. “The Italian market remains a crucial pillar for the implementation of renewable energy projects that support the continent on its way to climate neutrality and self-sufficient electricity supply. With this project and the subsequent revamping, which will increase energy production by more than 30 %, we will yet make another contribution to our overarching commitment to a greener future.”

About Blue Elephant Energy AG:
Blue Elephant Energy AG develops, acquires and operates solar parks and wind farms in eight countries with a focus on Western Europe. Founded in 2016, BEE currently operates a renewable energy portfolio of 1,282 MW, part of which is under construction. BEE's renewable energy assets contribute to a sustainable energy supply by saving 506,000 tonnes of CO2 and providing clean energy to 359,000 homes in 2021. As part of its ESG strategy, BEE contributes directly to social projects at the local level, particularly in Chile and the Dominican Republic. BEE has secured around 1,500 MW of additional solar farm capacity under (co)development agreements with a limited number of developers, based on long-standing relationships and mutual respect. With the equity and profit participation capital provided by BEE shareholders or medium-sized insurance companies, more than EUR 1.2 billion have been invested since the company was founded.

Blue Elephant Energy AG
Karen Westphal
Jungfernstieg 51
20354 Hamburg
Fon: +49 40 320 27 21 0
Fax: +49 40 320 27 21 02

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