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TERRAFORM POWER, INC. filed this Form 10-K on 12/05/2016
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Liquidity and Capital Resources

Our principal liquidity requirements are to finance current operations, service our debt and to fund cash dividends to our investors. We will also use capital in the future to finance expansion capital expenditures and acquisitions. Historically, our Predecessor's operations were financed as part of SunEdison's integrated operations and largely relied on internally generated cash flow as well as corporate and/or project-level borrowings to satisfy capital expenditure requirements. Our operations continue to be financed by internally generated cash flows as well as corporate and/or project-level borrowings to satisfy capital expenditure requirements. As a normal part of our business, depending on market conditions, we will from time to time consider opportunities to repay, redeem, repurchase or refinance our indebtedness. Changes in our operating plans, lower than anticipated electricity sales, increased expenses, inability to distribute funds from our projects as a result of defaults under project-level financing arrangements, actions of SunEdison and other third parties, acquisitions, the consequences of the SunEdison Bankruptcy or other events may cause us to seek additional debt or equity financing in future periods. There can be no guarantee that financing will be available on acceptable terms or at all. Debt financing, if available, could impose additional cash payment obligations and additional covenants and operating restrictions that may negatively impact our business, operations and financial condition. Equity financing, if any, could result in the dilution of our existing stockholders and make it more difficult for us to maintain our dividend policy.
 
Liquidity Position

Total corporate liquidity, or liquidity available for corporate use, as of December 31, 2015 and 2014 was $548.0 million and $671.6 million, respectively. Corporate liquidity excludes $81.1 million and $12.0 million, respectively, of unrestricted cash held at our project subsidiaries, which was available for project expenses but not available for corporate use.

Total liquidity as of December 31, 2015 and 2014 was $629.2 million and $683.6 million, respectively, and was comprised of the following:
 
 
As of December 31,
(In thousands)
 
2015
 
2014
Unrestricted corporate cash
 
$
521,075

 
$
450,705

Project-level distributable cash
 
24,403

 
5,848

Revolver availability
 
2,569

 
215,000

Total corporate liquidity
 
548,047

 
671,553

Project-level unrestricted cash
 
81,117

 
12,001

Total liquidity
 
$
629,164

 
$
683,554


Total liquidity as of October 31, 2016 was $553.8 million, comprised of unrestricted cash of $552.2 million and availability under the Revolver of $1.6 million. Total liquidity as of October 31, 2016, includes $31.2 million of unrestricted cash held at our project subsidiaries, which is available for project expenses but not available for corporate use. Total corporate liquidity as of October 31, 2016 was $522.6 million.

On November 25, 2016, Terra Operating LLC entered into a waiver agreement with the requisite lenders under the Revolver. In connection with this waiver, Terra Operating LLC made a prepayment of the revolving loans outstanding under the Revolver in an aggregate amount equal to $30.0 million and permanently reduced the revolving commitments and borrowing capacity under the Revolver and our liquidity by that amount. In connection with the consent agreement to the terms of the Revolver, Terra Operating LLC repaid $70.0 million of revolving loans outstanding under the Revolver on December 1, 2016 from proceeds received in connection with the Canadian project-level financing (as discussed in "Recent Developments") and permanently reduced the revolving commitments and borrowing capacity by such amount. As a result of these two commitment reductions, the total borrowing capacity under our Revolver has been reduced to $625.0 million as of December 1, 2016.

As a result of the SunEdison Bankruptcy and delays in delivery of audited financial statements for certain project-level subsidiaries, among other things, we experienced defaults under most of our non-recourse financing agreements, which has currently caused $102.7 million of cash held at project subsidiaries to be trapped for distribution as of October 31, 2016. These defaults are generally curable and we are currently working with our project lenders and finance parties to obtain waivers and/or forbearance agreements as we seek to cure such defaults, however no assurances can be given that such waivers and/or forbearance agreements will be obtained.     



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