Terra Nova Renewable Partners, A Partnership Between SunEdison And Clients Advised By J.P. Morgan Asset Management - Global Real Assets, Buys 33 Percent Stake in 336 Megawatt DC Solar Portfolio from Dominion

-- Terra Nova Renewable Partners acquires 33 percent stake for an equity purchase price of $180 million plus a working capital adjustment

-- SunEdison has the option to purchase the assets held by the partnership within five years

-- The partnership, through an indirect subsidiary, has the option to purchase Dominion's remaining 67 percent interest upon the occurrence of certain triggering events

Dec 30, 2015, 06:50 ET from SunEdison, Inc.

MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo., Dec. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), the largest global renewable energy development company, today announced that it has acquired a 33 percent ownership interest in a 336 megawatt DC portfolio of operating solar power plants from Dominion (NYSE: D) for an equity purchase price of $180 million plus a working capital adjustment. Terra Nova Renewable Partners, the strategic equity partnership formed between SunEdison and institutional investors advised by J.P. Morgan Asset Management – Global Real Assets, simultaneously acquired SunEdison's interest in the transaction.

This acquisition is the first of two phases of a deal announced in September of 2015. The entire solar portfolio consists of 24 projects, with a total capacity of 567 megawatts DC, located in Indiana, Georgia, Connecticut, California, Tennessee, and Utah. This first phase of the transaction is for 15 projects that generate 336 megawatts DC, and the second acquisition is for the remainder of the aggregate 567-megawatt DC portfolio. The second phase of the transaction is expected to close in early 2016.

The solar portfolio's power output has been contracted with industry leading utilities and power offtakers with a weighted remaining contract term of 19.8 years. The partnership, through an indirect subsidiary, has the option to buy the remaining 67 percent of the portfolio upon the occurrence of certain triggering events.

Asset

Megawatt Capacity (DC)

Development Status

Indy Solar I

13.9

Operating

Indy Solar II

13.9

Operating

Indy Solar III

11.9

Operating

Azalea

9.7

Operating

Somers

7.4

Operating

Camelot

59.1

Operating

CID

27.2

Operating

Kansas

27.1

Operating

Kent South

26.3

Operating

Old River One

26.8

Operating

West Antelope Solar Park

28.4

Operating

Adams East

24.9

Operating

Mulberry

20

Operating

Selmer

20

Operating

Columbia Two

19.4

Operating

The strategic partnership was announced in September of 2015. Under the partnership commitment, J.P. Morgan's clients are expected to provide equity to purchase renewable energy projects developed or purchased by SunEdison. Remaining project costs are expected to be funded with a combination of limited-recourse commercial bank debt and tax equity.

SunEdison has the option to repurchase the projects from the partnership for a period of five years and may assign TerraForm Power, Inc (Nasdaq: TERP), a global owner and operator of clean energy power plants, call rights to the projects should they be repurchased.  Any projects not repurchased by SunEdison would continue to be owned by the partnership.

To date, SunEdison has sold or otherwise transferred 633 megawatts AC of wind assets and 336 megawatts DC of solar assets to the partnership.

About SunEdison

SunEdison is the largest global renewable energy development company and is transforming the way energy is generated, distributed, and owned around the world. The company develops, finances, installs, owns and operates renewable power plants, delivering predictably priced electricity to its residential, commercial, government and utility customers. SunEdison is one of the world's largest renewable energy asset managers and provides customers with asset management, operations and maintenance, monitoring and reporting services. Corporate headquarters are in the United States with additional offices and technology manufacturing around the world. SunEdison's common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "SUNE." To learn more visit www.sunedison.com.

About J.P. Morgan Asset Management – Global Real Assets

J.P. Morgan Asset Management – Global Real Assets has more than $87 billion in assets under management and more than 400 professionals in the U.S., Europe and Asia Pacific, as of September 30, 2015. With a 45-year history of successful investing, J.P. Morgan Asset Management – Global Real Assets' broad capabilities provide many of the world's most sophisticated investors with a global platform of real estate, infrastructure and transportation strategies driven by local investment talent with disciplined investment processes consistently implemented across asset types and regions. The Global Real Assets team is part of J.P. Morgan Asset Management's Alternatives Investments business, which collectively manages over $120 billion in client assets across real assets, hedge funds, credit and private equity. For more information: www.jpmorgan.com/institutional/global_real_assets

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By their nature, forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those suggested by the forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause such differences include, but are not limited to, delays or unexpected costs during the completion of projects under construction; regulatory requirements and incentives for production of renewable power; operating and financial restrictions under agreements governing indebtedness; the condition of capital markets and our ability to borrow additional funds and access capital markets; the impact of foreign exchange rate fluctuations; the ability to compete against traditional and renewable energy companies; challenges inherent in constructing and maintaining renewable energy projects; the success of ongoing research and development efforts; the ability to successfully integrate the businesses of acquired companies and realize the benefits of such acquisitions; TerraForm Power's ability to identify, evaluate, consummate and integrate projects it acquires from third parties; risks inherent in offtake agreements; and hazards customary to the power production industry and power generation operations, such as unusual weather conditions and outages. Furthermore, any dividends are subject to available capital, market conditions, and compliance with associated laws and regulations. Many of these factors are beyond SunEdison's and TerraForm Power's control. 

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