Scope has completed a monitoring review for Gode Wind 1 Investor Holding GmbH
      WEDNESDAY, 20/03/2024 - Scope Ratings GmbH
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      Scope has completed a monitoring review for Gode Wind 1 Investor Holding GmbH

      No action was taken on the senior notes issued by Gode Wind 1 Investor Holding GmbH. Generation and revenues were in line with our rating case, and the reported DSCR was robust. There are no material changes to the forecast ratios.

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      Scope completed the monitoring review for Gode Wind 1 Investor Holding GmbH on 14 March 2024 for the BBB+ rating on the senior secured notes with a current outstanding balance of EUR 122.3m.

      This monitoring note does not constitute a credit rating action, nor does it indicate the likelihood that Scope will conduct a credit rating action in the short term. Information about the latest credit rating action connected with this monitoring note along with the associated rating history can be found on

      Key rating factors

      The BBB+ rating reflects a total expected loss of 0.05% over the notes’ life until maturity, equivalent to a 1.10-year constant-exposure expected risk horizon. Key drivers are the low risks during operation, particularly given the experienced sponsors and operator, and the good technical record. Projected coverage ratios are at the lower end of Scope’s expectations, but this is mitigated by the robust revenue generation, with no effective merchant power price exposure until the notes’ maturity, the low regulatory risk, and the substantial size of the debt service reserve amount relative to the outstanding debt. The project features a fully amortising debt profile followed by a long remaining useful technical asset life. However, the recovery rate of the project is slightly lower than in another Scope-rated peer transaction, Borkum Riffgrund 2, despite the relatively short remaining term of the senior notes. This reflects lower profitability during the project’s tail period due to the smaller-capacity turbine model used.

      The project’s actual electricity generation, including compensated curtailment volumes in 2023, was 1.3% above the Scope’s rating case. Uncompensated revenue events (grid outages up to certain thresholds and negative price events) were broadly in line with our rating case (3.3% actual vs. 3.5%). Turbine availability was slightly below our rating case assumption due to outages in December 2023, but performance remains adequate. Overall revenues were in line with Scope rating case expectations. The actual historic DSCR for 2023 was 1.46x, reflecting satisfactory performance. It was above our rating case projection of 1.29x, primarily due to tax differences.

      Scope has updated its rating case forecast to reflect revised inflation projections. For the 12-month backward-looking DSCR, the minimum is 1.20x and the average is 1.22x. The projected financial metrics are not materially different from our previous rating case projections. The note life coverage ratio (NLCR) is 1.21x and the project life coverage ratio (PLCR) is 1.31x in our rating case. However, taking into account the required debt service reserve amount (provided by an acceptable L/C with a minimum rating requirement of BBB+), the adjusted minimum NLCR and PLCR are 1.47x and 1.63x, respectively, which are considered robust.

      The calculated expected loss is based on updated and improved project specific recovery rates, reflecting an improvement in the calculated attachment point due to the amortisation of the notes and slightly revised tail cashflow assumptions as per our monitoring note published in March 2023.

      The methodologies applicable for the reviewed rating (General Project Finance Rating Methodology, 16 November 2023; Counterparty Risk Methodology, 13 July 2023) are available on
      This monitoring note is issued by Scope Ratings GmbH, Lennéstraße 5, D-10785 Berlin, Tel +49 30 27891-0.
      Lead analyst Marton Zempleni, Senior Representative

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