Interest Payment Agreement
Immediately prior to the completion of the IPO on August 5, 2015, Global LLC and Global Operating LLC entered into an interest payment agreement (the “Interest Payment Agreement”) with SunEdison, pursuant to which SunEdison agreed to pay an aggregate amount equal to all of the scheduled interest of up to $81.2 million on the Senior Notes until December 31, 2016 and up to an aggregate amount of $40.0 million in 2017, $30.0 million in 2018, $20.0 million in 2019 and $10.0 million in 2020, plus any interest due on any payment not remitted when due. SunEdison’s interest support payments due to the Company have been reduced by $2.9 million as a result of the $49.6 million of the Senior Notes that were extinguished under the open market repurchase program that began in December 2015 and continued through January 2016. SunEdison will not be obligated to pay any amounts due under the Senior Notes in connection with an acceleration of the payment of the principal amount of such indebtedness.
Upon expiration of the distribution forbearance period applicable to the Class B common stock that were issued to SunEdison at the time of the Company's IPO, Global LLC will be entitled to set off any amounts owing by SunEdison pursuant to the Interest Payment Agreement against any and all amounts owed by Global LLC to SunEdison under the distribution provisions of the Global LLC Operating Agreement, and Global LLC may pay such amounts to Global Operating LLC. For the three months ended June 30, 2017 and 2016, SunEdison paid Global LLC zero and $41.2 million, respectively, related to interest payments on the Senior Notes.
The Interest Payment Agreement terminates upon payment by SunEdison of all amounts owing thereunder. It may, however, be terminated prior to that by mutual written agreement of SunEdison and Global Operating LLC and will automatically terminate upon the repayment in full of the outstanding principal amount of the Senior Notes or a change of control of the Company, Global LLC or Global Operating LLC. The agreement may also be terminated at the election of SunEdison, Global LLC or Global Operating LLC if any of them experiences bankruptcy or insolvency. Any decision by Global LLC or Global Operating LLC to terminate the Interest Payment Agreement must have the prior approval of the Conflicts Committee.
On July 29, 2016, the Company received a notice from SunEdison purporting to terminate the Interest Payment Agreement. The notice alleges that SunEdison's bankruptcy permits termination as of right without following the bankruptcy procedures for rejection of executory contracts. Although the Company does not expect SunEdison to perform under the Interest Payment Agreement going forward, the Company is contesting the purported termination of the Interest Payment Agreement, believes that the termination notice is invalid, and is asserting a claim in the SunEdison Bankruptcy for the full amount of damages resulting from SunEdison’s breach of the Interest Payment Agreement.
As discussed in Note 1 - Nature of Operations, on September 25, 2016, the Company filed its initial proof of claim in the SunEdison Bankruptcy case, which was amended on October 7, 2016. This proof of claim asserted claims based on, among other things, SunEdison's breach of the Sponsorship Arrangement between the Company and SunEdison, which included the Interest Support Agreement. The Interest Support Agreement will be terminated upon the effectiveness of the Settlement Agreement.
Equity Interest Purchase and Sale Agreement for 425 MW India Projects
See Note 4 - Deposits for Acquisitions for information regarding the 425 MW India Projects.
Operation and Maintenance (“O&M”) and Asset Management Services
O&M services, as well as asset management services, were provided to the Company by affiliates of SunEdison pursuant to contractual agreements. Costs incurred for these services were zero and $3.8 million for the three and six months ended June 30, 2017, and $4.7 million and $9.7 million for the three and six months ended June 30, 2016, respectively, and are reported as cost of operations in the unaudited condensed consolidated statements of operations. These agreements were all terminated as of April 1, 2017.
Engineering, Procurement and Construction Contracts and Module and Tracker Warranties
SunEdison served as the prime construction contractor for most of the Company’s power plants that were acquired from SunEdison pursuant to engineering, procurement and construction contracts with the Company’s project companies. These contracts are generally fixed price, turn-key construction contracts that include workmanship and other warranties with respect to the design and construction of the power plants that survive for a period of time after the completion of construction. These contracts or related contracts (including O&M agreements) also often include production or availability guarantees with respect to the output or availability of the power plant that survive completion of construction. Moreover, the Company also generally obtained solar module and tracker warranties from SunEdison, including material and workmanship warranties and