Arevon Energy has closed financing on the Vikings solar-plus-storage project with a combination of debt financing and tax credit transfer.
Arevon secured a commitment with J.P. Morgan to purchase $191 million of investment tax credits and production tax credits. The deal is among the nation’s first transactions announced to date that leverage the Inflation Reduction Act’s transferability provision. The additional $338 million debt facility was financed with MUFG, BNP Paribas, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and First Citizens Bank, which acted as coordinating lead arrangers. National Bank of Canada also participated as a lender.
“Vikings has been a landmark project from its inception. It is one of the nation’s first solar peaker plants, and today it is one of the first utility-scale solar-plus-storage ITC and PTC transferability transactions to close since the Inflation Reduction Act passed in August 2022,” stated Kevin Smith, Arevon’s CEO. “Vikings