On July 14, 2014, Petra Nova Parish Holdings LLC entered into two credit facilities, or the Petra Nova Parish Credit Agreements, to fund the cost of construction of the CCF at the W.A. Parish facility. The Petra Nova Parish Credit Agreements are comprised of a $75 million Nippon Export and Investment Insurance, or NEXI, covered loan and a $175 million Japan Bank for International Cooperation, or JBIC, facility. The NEXI covered loan has an interest rate of LIBOR plus an applicable margin of 1.75% and the JBIC facility has an interest rate of LIBOR plus an applicable margin of 0.50% during the construction phase which escalates to an applicable margin of 1.50% upon completion of the CCF. Both credit facilities mature in April 2026. NRG has guaranteed its 50% share of the obligations under the Petra Nova Parish Credit Agreements through mechanical completion as defined by the credit agreements.
Transfers of Assets under Common Control
On November 3, 2015, the Company sold 75% of the Class B interests of NRG Wind TE Holdco, which owns a portfolio of 12 wind facilities totaling 814 net MW, to NRG Yield, Inc. NRG Yield Inc. paid total cash consideration of $209 million, subject to working capital adjustments. NRG Yield, Inc. will be responsible for its pro-rata share of non-recourse project debt of $193 million and noncontrolling interest associated with a tax equity structure of $159 million (as of the acquisition date). In February 2016, the company made a final working capital payment of $2 million to NRG Yield, Inc. reducing total cash consideration to $207 million.
On January 2, 2015, the Company sold the following facilities to NRG Yield, Inc.: Walnut Creek, the Tapestry projects (Buffalo Bear, Pinnacle and Taloga) and Laredo Ridge. NRG Yield, Inc. paid total cash consideration of $489 million, including $9 million of working capital adjustments, plus assumed project level debt of $737 million.
On June 30, 2014, the Company sold the following facilities to NRG Yield, Inc.: High Desert, Kansas South, and El Segundo Energy Center. NRG Yield, Inc. paid total cash consideration of $357 million, which represents a base purchase price of $349 million and $8 million of working capital adjustments, plus assumed project level debt of approximately $612 million.
The above sales were recorded as transfers of entities under common control and the related assets were transferred at their carrying value.
Note 4 — Fair Value of Financial Instruments
For cash and cash equivalents, funds deposited by counterparties, accounts and other receivables, accounts payable, restricted cash, and cash collateral paid and received in support of energy risk management activities, the carrying amount approximates fair value because of the short-term maturity of those instruments and are classified as Level 1 within the fair value hierarchy.
The estimated carrying values and fair values of NRG's recorded financial instruments not carried at fair market value are as follows:
As of December 31,
Notes receivable (a)
Long-term debt, including current portion (b)
(a) Includes the current portion of notes receivable which is recorded in prepayments and other current assets on the Company's consolidated balance sheets.
(b) Excludes deferred financing costs, which are recorded as a reduction to long-term debt on the Company's consolidated balance sheets.
The fair value of the Company's publicly-traded long-term debt is based on quoted market prices and is classified as Level 2 within the fair value hierarchy. The fair value of debt securities, non publicly-traded long-term debt, and certain notes receivable of the Company are based on expected future cash flows discounted at market interest rates or current interest rates for similar instruments with equivalent credit quality and are classified as Level 3 within the fair value hierarchy.