Infigen’s Quarterly Revenues Solid Despite Tesla Battery Delays

After a delay of over six months, Tesla’s second big battery project is expected to be operational by year end, says Infigen.

On Thursday (October 31), renewable energy firm Infigen (ASX:IFN) announced its fiscal Q1 2020 results, reporting AU$69.6 million in net revenues, up 5 percent year-over-year.

Its three primary revenue streams all reported accelerated gains, including 539 gigawatt hours of renewable energy generation sold, a 13 percent rise compared to the same time last year.

Over the quarter, revenues were bolstered by a AU$1.1 million cash payment for the rights to its Manton Dam and Batchelor solar farms. Infigen developed the two projects with Tetris Energy.

“Tetris Energy is pleased to reach this exciting milestone for their first renewable energy project in the Northern Territory and contribute to the Northern Territory’s government goal to procure 50 percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2030,” said Frank Boland, director of Tetris Energy.

The two projects in the Northern Territory are expected to be operational by the third quarter of 2020.

Similarly, Infigen signed key lease agreements for South Australia’s nine generating units in August worth a combined AU$219 million.

The project, in partnership with Nexif Energy, is anticipated to cut power costs by as much as AU$227 million for taxpayers. The 25 year lease agreements are slated to commence in May 2020.

“This is also great news for South Australian electricity consumers who will receive the benefits of lower prices through extra competition, in addition to retaining the existing backup generation capacity they currently provide,” Dan van Holst Pellekaan, minister for energy for the South Australian government, said in a press release at the time.

While Infigen’s solar and wind projects appear to be moving forward according to plan, in recent months its battery operations have told a different story.

Infigen’s second Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) big battery development in Lake Bonney has experienced delays, but the company has stated that connection issues will be resolved by year end.

The AU$38 million, 25 megawatt battery was expected to be operational earlier this year.

The company’s share price is up over 47 percent to date in 2019, and it witnessed the majority of its price ascent over the last quarter. Shares of Infigen opened on Thursday at AU$0.64 and climbed about 1 percent to reach AU$0.65 by Friday’s (November 1) close.

Don’t forget to follow us @INN_Technology for real-time news updates!

Securities Disclosure: I, Dorothy Neufeld, hold no direct investment interest in any company mentioned in this article.

Rio Tinto reaches agreement with Turquoise Hill Resources on financing plan for Oyu Tolgoi

Rio Tinto has entered into a binding Heads of Agreement (HoA) with Turquoise Hill Resources (TRQ) for an updated funding plan (the “Funding Plan”) for the completion of the Oyu Tolgoi (OT) Underground Project in Mongolia. The Funding Plan addresses the estimated remaining known funding requirement of approximately $2.3 billion 1 , building on and replacing the arrangements established in the Memorandum of Understanding that Rio Tinto and TRQ previously entered into on 9 September, 2020.

Under the HoA, subject to securing approval by OT LLC and any required support from the Government of Mongolia, and subject to timing, availability, and terms and conditions being acceptable to both parties, Rio Tinto and TRQ will:

Keep reading... Show less

Rio Tinto Exploration and Calibre Mining Initiate 2021 Exploration Program Including 5,500 Metre Drilling Campaign Prioritizing Prospective Near-Surface Copper and Copper-Gold Mineralization

Calibre Mining Corp. (TSX: CXB; OTCQX: CXBMF) (the “Company” or “Calibre”) is pleased to provide an update on the Borosi exploration project held under an earn-in option agreement between Rio Tinto Exploration (LSE:RIO) (“RTX”) (“Rio Tinto”) and Calibre. Calibre controls a 100% interest in the Borosi concessions located in the prolific Mining Triangle region of northeastern Nicaragua. RTX has the right to earn a 75% interest by spending US$45 million over eleven years in the project ( see Calibre news release dated February 24, 2020 ). The Borosi exploration program is being directed by RTX through a partnership agreement with Calibre as project operator.

Highlights

Keep reading... Show less

FDA Approves Trodelvy®, the First Treatment for Metastatic Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Shown to Improve Progression-Free Survival and Overall Survival

Trodelvy Significantly Reduced the Risk of Death by 49% Compared with Single-Agent Chemotherapy in the Phase 3 ASCENT Study –

– Trodelvy is Under Regulatory Review in the EU and in the United Kingdom, Canada, Switzerland and Australia as Part of Project Orbis

Keep reading... Show less

Rio Tinto details $47 billion 2020 economic contribution, including $8.4 billion of taxes and royalties

Rio Tinto today released its 2020 Taxes paid: Our economic contribution report , which shows the company made a total direct economic contribution of $47 billion in the countries and communities where it operates, including $8.4 billion of taxes and royalties.

Despite the widespread challenges of COVID-19 in 2020, the contribution was up from the previous year, when Rio Tinto made a total direct economic contribution of $45.1 billion in the countries and communities where it operates, including $7.6 billion of taxes and royalties.

Keep reading... Show less

Top News

Related News