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CWEN.A Clearway Energy

Filed: 5 Feb 21, 4:30pm

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, DC 20549

 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT

 

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 3, 2021

 

Clearway Energy LLC

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware 333-203369 32-0407370

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation)

 (Commission File Number) (IRS Employer Identification No.)

 

300 Carnegie Center, Suite 300, Princeton, New Jersey 08540

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

 

(609) 608-1525

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

N/A

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

 

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class Trading Symbol(s) Name of each exchange on which registered
None None None

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

 

Emerging growth company     ¨

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ¨

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item 1.01 Entry Into a Material Definitive Agreement.

 

Sixteenth Supplemental Indenture

 

On February 3, 2021, Clearway Energy Operating LLC (“Clearway Operating LLC”), a subsidiary of Clearway Energy LLC (“Clearway LLC”), the guarantors currently party to the 2026 Notes Indenture (defined below), CWSP Rattlesnake Holding LLC (the “Guaranteeing Subsidiary”) and Delaware Trust Company (as successor in interest to Law Debenture Trust Company of New York), as trustee (the “Trustee”), entered into the sixteenth supplemental indenture (the “Sixteenth Supplemental Indenture”), supplementing the indenture, dated as of August 18, 2016 (as amended or supplemented to the date hereof, the “2026 Notes Indenture”), by and among Clearway Operating LLC, the guarantors party thereto and the Trustee, pursuant to which Clearway Operating LLC issued $350,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of its 5.000% Senior Notes due 2026 (the “2026 Notes”).  Pursuant to the Sixteenth Supplemental Indenture, the Guaranteeing Subsidiary became a guarantor of Clearway Operating LLC’s obligations under the 2026 Notes.

 

The foregoing description of the Sixteenth Supplemental Indenture does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Sixteenth Supplemental Indenture, which is attached as Exhibit 4.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated by reference herein.

 

Twelfth Supplemental Indenture

 

On February 3, 2021, Clearway Operating LLC, the guarantors currently party to the 2025 Notes Indenture (defined below), the Guaranteeing Subsidiary and the Trustee also entered into the twelfth supplemental indenture (the “Twelfth Supplemental Indenture”), supplementing the indenture, dated as of October 1, 2018 (as amended or supplemented to the date hereof, the “2025 Notes Indenture”), by and among Clearway Operating LLC, the guarantors party thereto and the Trustee, pursuant to which Clearway Operating LLC issued $600,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of its 5.750% Senior Notes due 2025 (the “2025 Notes”).  Pursuant to the Twelfth Supplemental Indenture, the Guaranteeing Subsidiary became a guarantor of Clearway Operating LLC’s obligations under the 2025 Notes.

 

The foregoing description of the Twelfth Supplemental Indenture does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Twelfth Supplemental Indenture, which is attached as Exhibit 4.2 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated by reference herein.

  

Eighth Supplemental Indenture

 

On February 3, 2021, Clearway Operating LLC, the guarantors currently party to the 2028 Notes Indenture (defined below), the Guaranteeing Subsidiary and the Trustee also entered into the eighth supplemental indenture (the “Eighth Supplemental Indenture”), supplementing the indenture, dated as of December 11, 2019 (as amended or supplemented to the date hereof, the “2028 Notes Indenture”), by and among Clearway Operating LLC, the guarantors party thereto and the Trustee, pursuant to which Clearway Operating LLC issued $850,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of its 4.750% Senior Notes due 2028 (the “2028 Notes”).  Pursuant to the Eighth Supplemental Indenture, the Guaranteeing Subsidiary became a guarantor of Clearway Operating LLC’s obligations under the 2028 Notes.

 

The foregoing description of the Eighth Supplemental Indenture does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Eighth Supplemental Indenture, which is attached as Exhibit 4.3 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated by reference herein.

 

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits

 

(d)       Exhibits

 

Exhibit No. Document
   
4.1 Sixteenth Supplemental Indenture, dated as of February 3, 2021, among Clearway Energy Operating LLC, the guarantors named therein and Delaware Trust Company (as successor in interest to Law Debenture Trust Company of New York).
4.2 Twelfth Supplemental Indenture, dated as of February 3, 2021, among Clearway Energy Operating LLC, the guarantors named therein and Delaware Trust Company.
4.3 Eighth Supplemental Indenture, dated as of February 3, 2021, among Clearway Energy Operating LLC, the guarantors named therein and Delaware Trust Company.
104 Cover Page Interactive Data File (formatted as inline XBRL and contained in Exhibit 101)

 

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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

 Clearway Energy LLC
  (Registrant)
  
 By:/s/ Kevin P. Malcarney
  Kevin P. Malcarney
  General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
  
February 5, 2021 

 

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