SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (date of earliest event reported): July 13, 2017
8point3 Energy Partners LP
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
(Commission File Number)
77 Rio Robles
San Jose, California
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (408) 240-5500
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Item 8.01. Other Events.
As previously disclosed, 8point3 Operating Company, LLC (“OpCo”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of 8point3 Energy Partners LP (the “Partnership”), and First Solar, Inc. (“First Solar”) entered into the Right of First Offer Agreement, dated as of June 24, 2015 (the “ROFO Agreement”), pursuant to which First Solar granted to OpCo a right of first offer to purchase certain solar energy generating facilities for a period of five years. On April 1, 2016, the Partnership disclosed that OpCo and First Solar entered into an Amendment and Waiver to Right of First Offer Agreement, pursuant to which, among other things, OpCo’s rights under the ROFO Agreement were expanded to include a right of first offer to purchase First Solar’s 100 MWac Switch Station 1 and 79-MW Switch Station 2 facilities in Clark County, Nevada (collectively, the “Switch Station Project”). On April 6, 2017, the Partnership disclosed that OpCo waived the 45-day negotiation period under the ROFO Agreement with respect to the Switch Station Project and that, following such waiver, First Solar has the right to offer and sell the interest in the Switch Station Project that was subject to the ROFO Agreement to a third party, in accordance with the terms of the ROFO Agreement.
On Thursday, July 13, 2017, it was announced that First Solar has sold the interest in the Switch Station Project that was subject to the ROFO Agreement to a third party. As such, OpCo no longer has the ability to acquire such interest in the Switch Station Project or its related assets.
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.
8POINT3 ENERGY PARTNERS LP
8point3 General Partner, LLC,
its general partner
/s/ JASON E. DYMBORT
Jason E. Dymbort
Date: July 14, 2017