Delayed Filing of First Quarter 2017 Form 10-Q
Due mainly to the failure of SunEdison to provide adequate project-level accounting services to us subsequent to the SunEdison Bankruptcy and the time and resources required to complete our delayed SEC periodic reports, including our Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015, our Forms 10-Q for the first, second and third quarters of 2016, and this Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016, we have experienced delays in our ongoing efforts to complete all steps and tasks necessary to finalize financial statements and other disclosures required to be in our Form 10-Q for the first quarter of 2017 and were not able to file our report by the SEC filing deadline in May 2017. On May 11, 2017, we filed a Form 12b-25 Notification of Late Filing with the SEC with respect to our Form 10-Q for the first quarter of 2017. We continue to work to complete, as soon as practicable, all steps and tasks necessary to finalize our financial statements and other disclosures required to be included in our periodic filings with the SEC. There can be no assurance that our future periodic reports will not be delayed for similar reasons. Continued delays in the filing of our periodic reports with the SEC could have a material adverse effect on the Company. See "Continued delays in the filing of our reports with the SEC, as well as further delays in the preparation of audited financial statements at the project level, could have a material adverse effect," in Item 1A. Risk Factors for additional information, including certain of the risks associated with these delays.
Sale of substantially all of the Company's U.K. Portfolio
On May 11, 2017, we announced that Terra Operating LLC completed its previously announced sale of a portfolio of 24 operating solar projects in the United Kingdom representing 365.0 MW (the "U.K. Portfolio") to Vortex Solar UK Limited, a renewable energy platform managed by the private equity arm of EFG Hermes, an investment bank. Terra Operating LLC received approximately $211 million of proceeds from the sale, net of transaction expenses and distributions taken from the U.K. Portfolio after announcement and before closing of the sale, which is expected to be used for the reduction of the Company's indebtedness. The sale also resulted in a reduction in the Company's non-recourse project debt by approximately GBP 301 million at the U.K. Portfolio level. We have retained 11.1 MW of solar assets in the United Kingdom.
Residential Portfolio Sale
We began exploring a sale of substantially all of our portfolio of residential rooftop solar assets located in the United States through a strategic sales process in 2016, and these assets were determined to meet the criteria to be classified as held for sale during the fourth quarter of 2016. Our analysis indicated that the carrying value of the assets exceeded the fair value less costs to sell, and as a result, an impairment charge of $15.7 million was recognized within impairment of renewable energy facilities in the consolidated statement of operations for the year ended December 31, 2016. We also recorded a $3.3 million charge within impairment of renewable energy facilities for the year ended December 31, 2016 due to the decision to abandon certain residential construction in progress assets that were not completed by SunEdison as a result of the SunEdison Bankruptcy.
On March 14, 2017, Enfinity SPV Holdings 2, LLC, a subsidiary of the Company, entered into a membership interest purchase and sale agreement with Greenbacker Residential Solar II, LLC for the sale of 100% of the membership interests of Enfinity Colorado DHA 1, LLC, a Colorado limited liability company that owns and operates 2.5 MW of solar installations situated on the roof of public housing units located in Colorado and owned by the Denver Housing Authority. We received net proceeds of $1.1 million upon the closing of this transaction on March 31, 2017. In addition, the Company entered into a membership interest purchase and sale agreement with Greenbacker Residential Solar II, LLC on June 12, 2017 for the sale of 100% of the membership interests of TerraForm Resi Solar Manager, LLC, a subsidiary of the Company, which owns and operates 8.9 MW of rooftop solar installations. The transaction closed on June 30, 2017; we received net proceeds of $5.4 million upon closing and expect to receive an additional $0.6 million in the third quarter of 2017.
Upsize to Canada project-level financing
On November 2, 2016, certain of our subsidiaries entered into a new non-recourse loan financing in an aggregate principal amount of $120.0 million Canadian dollars (“CAD”) (including a CAD $6.9 million letter of credit) secured by approximately 40 MW(ac) of utility scale solar power plants located in Canada that are owned by our subsidiaries. On February 28, 2017, we increased the principal amount of the credit facility by an additional CAD $113.9 million (including an additional CAD $6.7 million letter of credit), increasing the total facility to CAD $233.9 million. The proceeds of this additional financing are expected to be used for general corporate purposes and were used to pay down an additional $5.0 million on the Revolver per the terms of the consent agreement and ninth amendment to the Revolver entered into on September 27, 2016. The revolving commitments and borrowing capacity for the Revolver were also reduced by $5.0 million.