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CDFA Energy & Water Finance Update - October 15, 2019

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October 15, 2019
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PACE Equity Funds Hotel, the First New Construction and Largest PACE Project in MI
This new construction and partial redevelopment project will transform an underutilized building and contribute to the connectivity on the west side of Downtown Detroit's Central Business District. PACE Equity funded the project that is notably the first Cambria hotel to enter the Detroit market and the largest PACE project in the state of Michigan to date.

USDA Invests in Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Improvements in 25 States
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing $144 million to improve rural water infrastructure in 25 states. USDA is investing in 45 projects through the Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant program. Funds can be used for drinking water, stormwater drainage, and waste disposal systems in rural communities with 10,000 or fewer residents.

Legislation Introduced to Promote the Creation of an Appalachian Energy Storage Hub
Representatives David B. McKinley, P.E., (W.Va.-1), Carol Miller (W.Va.-3) and Alex Mooney (W.Va.-2) introduced legislation that would direct the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to provide funds to help in the creation of an Appalachian petrochemical hub.

EPA Helps Indiana with $436M in Water Loans
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced a $436 million loan to help Indiana with several water projects. The Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act loan will help finance drinking water and wastewater projects in 20 Indiana communities.

Sonoma County, CA Taps into C-PACE Financing for Guayaki Yerba Mate Solar Installation
Guayakí Yerba Mate, a drink maker based in Sebastopol, along with the owner of its building, Highway Partners LLC, recently took advantage of Sonoma County's property assessed clean energy program, or PACE. According to Sonoma County, the rooftop solar system is expected to satisfy up to 95% of Guayakí's electric demand and is adding 60 kilowatt of renewable power to the regional electric grid.

Scout Clean Energy Closes Wind Farm Financing
Heart of Texas (HTX) was recently acquired by Scout from RES (Renewable Energy Systems) Americas who originally developed the project as part of the second phase of the Rattlesnake Wind Farm which commenced operations in 2018 and shares a transmission line with the HTX.

Oregon, OH to Consider Expanding Energy District
Oregon City Council will consider an ordinance that will expand its Energy Special Improvements District (ESID) to include residential properties. ESIDs are voluntary organizations of municipal corporations, townships, and property owners who undertake special energy improvement projects and finance those special energy improvement projects through voluntary special assessments.

Property Lien Registry Developed for Leading PACE Lenders to Comply with Recent Regulation
Spring Labs, which is developing the Spring Protocol, a network designed to transform how information and data are shared globally, announces that four of the nation's leading Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing providers have selected Spring Labs to develop a national property lien registry for PACE financing. 

Upcoming Events
CDFA National Development Finance Summit

CDFA-Bricker PACE Webinar Series: PACE Program Design
October 16, 2019 - 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Eastern
In this webinar, industry leaders from C-PACE Alliance, Petros PACE Finance LLC, Clean Fund, and Bricker & Eckler will share their experience in drafting PACE statutes, advocating for legislative changes to existing PACE statutes, determining and correcting market flaws or deficiencies, and increasing market volume. Capital providers will share some insights on how they arrange capital for projects, and the importance of certain market-based principles underlying the development of C-PACE as an asset class in commercial lending.

Energy Finance News

Grand Island City, NE Asked to Authorize C-PACE Program
The Grand Island Independent | Oct. 10 | Energy Finance | Food Systems Finance | Green Finance | Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)

West Orange, TX Receives $5M from EDA to Build Wastewater Plant in an Opportunity Zone
Water & Wastes Digest | Oct. 8 | Opportunity Zones | U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) | Water Finance

Northern KY Water District Expects to Save $500K on $17.8M Bond Issue Due to Improved Credit Rating
The Lane Report | Oct. 7 | Bond Finance | Rural Development | Water Finance

Senate Funds Key Clean Water Priorities
Water Finance & Management | Oct. 7 | Legislative | U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) | Water Finance

Water Infrastructure Funding Transfer Act Becomes Law, Expanding State Revolving Funds
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency | Oct. 7 | Legislative | Revolving Loan Funds (RLFs) | Water Finance

Legislation Introduced to Reinstate, Expand Section 45L Credit for Energy Efficient Homes
Novogradac | Oct. 7 | Energy Finance | Green Finance | Housing Finance | Tax Credits

Developer Assembling Land for Hotel
Urban Milwaukee | Oct. 4 | Energy Finance | Green Finance | Historic Preservation | Opportunity Zones | Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) | Tax Credits | Tax Increment Finance (TIF)

No Bonds Needed for Belgrade, MT Water Infrastructure
Belgrade News | Oct. 3 | Revolving Loan Funds (RLFs) | Water Finance

Complete Streets Design is Challenged by Historic District
Farmington Daily Times | Oct. 3 | Revolving Loan Funds (RLFs) | Water Finance

Sioux City, IA Receives $6.5M Water Quality Loan
KTIV | Oct. 3 | Revolving Loan Funds (RLFs) | Water Finance

Many IA Water Quality Projects Vie for Only Small Pool of Money
The Gazette | Oct. 3 | Revolving Loan Funds (RLFs) | Water Finance

Maurice, LA Receives $2.7M RLF for Water Improvements
Acadania's Newschannel | Oct. 2 | Revolving Loan Funds (RLFs) | Water Finance

City Of Las Vegas First In NV To Offer New Financing Tool For Sustainable Buildings 
City of Las Vegas | Oct. 1 | Energy Finance | Green Finance | Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)

Audit Alleges WV DEP Violated State Law for Nearly a Decade
WCHS | Sep. 30 | Bond Finance | Energy Finance

Increasing Clean Energy and Creating Jobs
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Sep. 30 | Energy Finance | Green Finance | Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)

Preparing Your Building to Meet Climate Mobilization Rules
Real Estate Weekly | Sep. 30 | Energy Finance | Green Finance | Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)

SD Approves Water Reclamation Facility Expansion
KDLT News | Sep. 26 | Revolving Loan Funds (RLFs) | Water Finance

Logan County, CO Approves C-PACE Program
Journal-Advocate | Sep. 24 | Energy Finance | Green Finance | Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)

An Option to Help Pay for Energy-Efficient Appliances Might Soon Go Away. Here's Why.
Springfield News-Leader | Sep. 24 | Energy Finance | Green Finance | Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)

Struggling Farmers See Bright Spot in Solar
The Wall Street Journal | Sep. 23 | Agriculture Finance | Energy Finance | Tax Credits

PA Tax Credit Available for On-Farm Conservation
The Daily Item | Sep. 19 | Agriculture Finance | Food Systems Finance | Rural Development | Tax Credits | Water Finance

WV to Receive $26M in EPA Funds
WVNews | Sep. 17 | Brownfield Financing | Water Finance

Brunswick County, NC Aims to Issue $260M in Bonds for Various Projects
Port City Daily | Sep. 17 | Bond Finance | Revolving Loan Funds (RLFs) | Water Finance


Highlights from the Online Resource Database

Designing and Operating Homeownership Programs on Tribal Lands
Access to Capital | Community Development | Energy Finance | Housing Finance | Tax Credits | Tribal Finance
The purpose of this guide is to offer tribal leadership in New Mexico with a comprehensive overview of the steps required to create homeownership programs on reservation land, with a particular focus on the mortgage lending process.


The Council of Development Finance Agencies is a national association dedicated to the advancement of development finance concerns and interests. CDFA is comprised of the nation's leading and most knowledgeable members of the development finance community representing public, private, and non-profit entities alike. For more information visit CDFA.net or email info@cdfa.net


Council of Development Finance Agencies
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 1200
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 705-1300
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