ALISO VIEJO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#EnergyStorage–esVolta, LP today announced that it has closed an approximately $140 million senior secured credit facility to finance a portfolio of its utility-scale battery energy storage projects. The credit facility was provided by CIT’s Power and Energy business as the Mandated Lead Arranger, and Siemens Financial Services (SFS), CoBank, ACB, and KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. as Joint Lead Arrangers.
esVolta is a leading developer of utility-scale battery energy storage projects in North America. The new credit facility will be used to help fund construction and operations of the company’s “esFaraday” portfolio of eight energy storage projects totaling approximately 136 MW and 480 MWh of capacity. The projects are designed to deliver reliable electric capacity, energy, and other ancillary services to the California electric grid, including pursuant to long-term contracts with major electric utilities and load serving entities.
“The esFaraday transaction is one of the largest and most innovative debt transactions completed to date in the fast growing energy storage sector. We greatly appreciate the leadership and diligence which CIT, SFS, CoBank and KeyBanc displayed in order to arrange and close this portfolio financing,” said Krish Koomar, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of esVolta.
“We were pleased to leverage our storage industry knowledge and capital markets expertise to arrange financing that supports esVolta’s growth objectives,” said Mike Lorusso, managing director and group head for CIT’s Power and Energy business.
esVolta is a developer, owner and operator of utility-scale energy storage projects across North America. The company’s portfolio of operational plus contracted projects exceeds 500 MWh of capacity, and the firm is developing a large pipeline of future storage projects. esVolta is sponsored by RBP Partners, LLC and supported by a long-term strategic procurement arrangement with Powin Energy Corporation. More information about esVolta is available at www.esVolta.com.