Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.
The following discussion and analysis should be read in conjunction with our audited consolidated financial statements and related notes thereto included as part of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016 filed on June 15, 2017 and our unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017 and other disclosures included in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. The results shown herein are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected in any future period. Unless otherwise indicated or otherwise required by the context, references to “we,” “our,” “us,” or the “Company” refer to TerraForm Global, Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries.
We are a globally diversified renewable energy company that owns long-term contracted solar and wind power plants. Our business objective is to own and operate a portfolio of renewable energy power plants and to pay cash dividends to our stockholders. Our portfolio consists of solar and wind power plants located in Brazil, China, India, Malaysia, South Africa, Thailand and Uruguay with an aggregate net capacity (based on our share of economic ownership) of 919.2 MW as of September 30, 2017.
Information regarding recent developments appears in Item 1. Business - Recent Developments in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016, which was filed on June 15, 2017, and in Item 1. Note 1 - Nature of Operations in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, each of which is incorporated herein by reference.
Our portfolio consists of solar and wind power plants located in Brazil, China, India, Malaysia, South Africa, Thailand, and Uruguay with an aggregate net capacity (based on our share of economic ownership) of 919.2 MW as of September 30, 2017. These power plants generally have long-term Power Purchase Agreements (“PPAs”) with creditworthy counterparties. Our current portfolio has PPAs with a weighted average (based on net capacity according to share of economic ownership) remaining life of 16 years as of September 30, 2017.
Subject to market and other conditions, our long-term plan is to further expand and diversify our current portfolio by acquiring utility-scale and distributed assets located in our core markets and certain other jurisdictions, each of which we expect will also have a long-term PPA with a creditworthy counterparty. However, as discussed under Item 1. Note 1 - Nature of Operations - SunEdison Bankruptcy and Settlement Agreement with SunEdison, in connection with the Brookfield Transaction (as defined in Item 1. Note 1 - Entry into a Definitive Merger Agreement with Brookfield Asset Management Inc.), we entered into a Settlement Agreement (as defined in Item 1. Note 1 - Nature of Operations - SunEdison Bankruptcy and Settlement Agreement with SunEdison) with SunEdison (as defined in Item 1. Note 1 - Overview) to resolve our outstanding intercompany claims and defenses in connection with the SunEdison Bankruptcy (as defined in Item 1. Note 1 - Nature of Operations - SunEdison Bankruptcy and Settlement Agreement with SunEdison) and the Settlement Agreement has been approved by the bankruptcy court overseeing the SunEdison Bankruptcy. If the Settlement Agreement becomes effective, our existing rights to acquire certain projects from SunEdison will be terminated. Even if such rights are not terminated, as a result of the SunEdison Bankruptcy, we do not expect to acquire any additional projects from SunEdison. In addition, our ability to acquire additional renewable energy power plants from third parties is dependent on our ability to borrow additional funds and access the capital markets, including the project finance market for project level debt. At this time, the conditions in the capital markets for our corporate debt and equity securities have made it difficult to obtain corporate level financing in the capital markets at an attractive cost. Additionally, as a result of the SunEdison Bankruptcy and our earlier delay in filing our periodic reports with the SEC, we may have difficulty accessing the project finance market for project level debt financing. As a result of the foregoing, our ability to acquire and finance projects on attractive terms or at all may be limited. If we are unable to raise adequate proceeds when needed to fund acquisitions, our ability to grow our portfolio will be limited, which could have an adverse effect on our projected cash available for distribution, business, financial condition, results of operations and cash flows.