SunEdison Acquires A 50% Ownership Stake In Silver Ridge Power Joint Venture

Mt Signal solar project, Silver Ridge Power
8minutenergy, Silver Ridge Power and Abengoa executives, along with Imperial County, state and utility officials, at groundbreaking for the 200MW Mount Signal Solar project in Imperial Valley, California. Developed by 8minutenergy, Silver Ridge Power assumed ownership and is building the plant.

SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), a leading solar technology manufacturer and solar energy services provider, completed its acquisition of a 50% ownership stake in Silver Ridge Power, LLC (“SRP”) from a subsidiary of The AES Corporation for approximately $178.6 million in cash, after giving effect to certain pre-closing adjustments to the initial purchase price pursuant to the provisions of the acquisition agreement.  Through its ownership in the Silver Ridge Power joint venture, SunEdison now owns a 50% interest in (i) 336 MW of solar power plant operating projects, including the 266 MW Mt. Signal solar project in California, and (ii) a 40% interest in the Tenaska Imperial Solar Energy Center West 183 MW solar power facility to be completed in 2016.  The other 50% of the outstanding limited liability company interests of SRP remain held by an affiliate of Riverstone Holdings LLC (“Riverstone”).  SunEdison will provide operations and management (O&M) and asset management for SRP’s entire projects portfolio.

In addition and as previously announced, following completion of the Tenaska Imperial Solar Energy Center West project in 2016, and subject to customary closing conditions and receipt of regulatory approvals, SunEdison expects to acquire Riverstone’s share of Siler Ridge Power’s interest in Tenaska Imperial Solar Energy Center West project.

“SRP’s strong operating projects further enhance our growing renewable energy portfolio,” said Ahmad Chatila, CEO of SunEdison. “We are looking forward to working with Riverstone, our joint venture partner in SRP, to unlock value from SRP’s operating projects and projects in development.”

About SunEdison

SunEdison is a global leader in transforming how energy is generated, distributed and owned. SunEdison manufactures solar technology and develops, finances, installs and operates distributed solar power plants, delivering predictably priced electricity and services to its residential, commercial, government and utility customers.  SunEdison also provides 24/7 asset management, monitoring and reporting services for hundreds of solar systems worldwide via the company’s Renewable Operation Center (ROC). SunEdison has offices in North AmericaEuropeLatin AmericaAfrica and Asia. SunEdison’s common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “SUNE.”

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