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Georgia Capital buys rest of renewables subsidiary GRPC

Author: Matt Berlin. License: Creative Commons, Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic

February 25 (Renewables Now) - UK-based holding company Georgia Capital Plc (LON:CGEO) on Tuesday said it has agreed to purchase the 34.4% stake it does not already own in its subsidiary Georgian Renewable Power Company (GRPC).

As part of the deal, Georgia Capital will pay Austrian power producer RP Global USD 13.8 million (EUR 12.7m) in initial cash consideration, with up to USD 4.5 million to be paid in the future depending on market power prices in the 2023-2025 period.

GRPC owns the Mestiachala 1 and 2 hydropower plants (HPPs) with a combined capacity of 50 MW that form a cascade on the Mestiachala river, near the town of Mestia, in the Svaneti region in Georgia. The HPPs became operational in the first half of 2019.

Georgia Capital's renewable energy operations also include the recently acquired three HPPs with a total capacity of 21 MW operated by  Hydrolea Ltd and the 20.7-MW Qartli wind farm, Georgia's first wind park. In addition, the business has a 350-MW pipeline of renewable energy projects.

(USD 1.0 = EUR 0.926)

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Before joining Renewables Now, Alex was a UK-focused business news reporter. Now she is covering global news from the renewable energy industry with a special interest in M&A.

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