Six Months Ended June 30, 2017 Compared to Six Months Ended June 30, 2016
The following table reflects the changes in cash flows for the comparative periods:
Six Months Ended June 30,
Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities
Net cash used in financing activities
Net Cash (Used in) Provided by Operating Activities
Net cash used in operating activities for the six months ended June 30, 2017 was $13.4 million, compared to net cash provided by operating activities for the six months ended June 30, 2016 of $3.6 million. The increase in net cash used in operations of $17.0 million was primarily driven by increased general and administrative costs associated with operating as a stand-alone organization, including consulting, professional and legal fees.
Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Investing Activities
Net cash provided by investing activities for the six months ended June 30, 2017 was $1.7 million, compared to $10.3 million used in investing activities for the six months ended June 30, 2016. The decrease in net cash used in investing activities of $12.1 million was driven by a decrease in capital expenditure of $43.6 million, as more projects were under development during 2016, and a decrease in cash paid for acquisitions of $32.1 million compared to the same period in 2016. This was partially offset by an increase in restricted cash of $54.3 million as less cash became available for use in the six months ended June 30, 2017 as compared to the six months ended June 30, 2016, and a decrease in cash acquired from acquisitions of $8.0 million due to the consolidation of the wind power plants in India acquired from FERSA in 2016.
Net Cash Used in Financing Activities
Net cash used in financing activities for the six months ended June 30, 2017 was $7.9 million, compared to $46.6 million for the six months ended June 30, 2016. The decrease in net cash used in financing activities of $38.7 million was driven by $35.4 million of cash used to repay the Senior Notes, $30.7 million of cash used to pay dividends and a net $21.6 million borrowed for project debt financing in the six months ended June 30, 2016, offset by cash provided by net parent investments in the amount of $49.0 million for the same period.
Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements
As of June 30, 2017, the Company did not have any off-balance sheet arrangements. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had one outstanding $0.4 million letter of credit issued in August 2016 under the Revolver in support of the Alto Cielo acquisition. This letter of credit was terminated on March 23, 2017 in connection with the Fifth Amendment.
Recently Issued Accounting Standards
See Item 1. Note 1 - Nature of Operations for information regarding recently issued accounting standards that are relevant to the Company.
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