Clearway Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CWEN, CWEN.A) today reported second quarter 2023 financial results, including Net Income of $84 million, Adjusted EBITDA of $316 million, Cash from Operating Activities of $134 million, and Cash Available for Distribution (CAFD) of $137 million.

"As we disclosed in mid-July, historically low wind production in the second quarter negatively impacted the quarter's financial results. Given that first and second quarter’s results were impacted by weaker renewable resource, we are lowering our 2023 financial guidance,” said Christopher Sotos, Clearway Energy, Inc.’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Despite the 2023 guidance revision, our long-term outlook and visibility into achieving it remains on track as highlighted by this quarter's commitments to invest in the Rosamond Central battery storage project and Cedar Creek wind farm. The Company continues to have line of sight to the future deployment of the excess proceeds from the Thermal sale and expects to deliver at the upper range of its dividend growth target through 2026”

Adjusted EBITDA and Cash Available for Distribution used in this press release are non-GAAP measures and are explained in greater detail under “Non-GAAP Financial Information” below.

Overview of Financial and Operating Results

Segment Results

Table 1: Net Income/(Loss)

($ millions)   Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
Segment   6/30/23   6/30/22   6/30/23   6/30/22
Conventional     37       33       61       80  
Renewables     98       83       50       (36 )
Thermal           4             17  
Corporate     (51 )     1,029       (67 )     991  
Net Income/(Loss)   $ 84     $ 1,149     $ 44     $ 1,052  

Table 2: Adjusted EBITDA

($ millions)   Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
Segment   6/30/23   6/30/22   6/30/23   6/30/22
Conventional     76       85       152       183  
Renewables     248       285       399       439  
Thermal           5             23  
Corporate     (8 )     (9 )     (17 )     (19 )
Adjusted EBITDA   $ 316     $ 366     $ 534     $ 626  

Table 3: Cash from Operating Activities and Cash Available for Distribution (CAFD)

    Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
($ millions)   6/30/23   6/30/22   6/30/23   6/30/22
Cash from Operating Activities   $ 134     $ 186     $ 209     $ 279  
Cash Available for Distribution (CAFD)   $ 137     $ 176     $ 133     $ 174  

For the second quarter of 2023, the Company reported Net Income of $84 million, Adjusted EBITDA of $316 million, Cash from Operating Activities of $134 million, and CAFD of $137 million. Net Income decreased versus 2022 primarily due to a non-cash gain on the disposition of the Thermal business recorded in 2022. Adjusted EBITDA and Cash from Operating Activities results in the second quarter were lower than 2022 due to the disposition of the Thermal business, lower renewable production, and the expiration of certain tolling agreements in the Conventional fleet. CAFD results in the second quarter of 2023 were lower than 2022 primarily due to lower EBITDA partially offset by lower debt service from Conventional project-level maturities.

Operational Performance

Table 4: Selected Operating Results1

(MWh in thousands)   Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
    6/30/23   6/30/22   6/30/23   6/30/22
Conventional Equivalent Availability Factor     90.1 %     88.3 %     82.3 %     91.8 %
Solar MWh generated/sold     1,544       1,538       2,410       2,598  
Wind MWh generated/sold     2,433       2,878       5,177       5,137  
Renewables generated/sold2     3,977       4,416       7,587       7,735  

In the second quarter of 2023, availability at the Conventional segment was higher than the second quarter of 2022 primarily due to the timing of spring outages between the first quarter and second quarter. Generation in the Renewables segment during the second quarter of 2023 was 10% lower than the second quarter of 2022 primarily due to lower wind resource partially offset by the contribution of growth investments. 

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1 Excludes equity method investments2 Generation sold excludes MWh that are reimbursable for economic curtailment

Liquidity and Capital Resources

Table 5: Liquidity

($ millions)   6/30/2023   12/31/2022
Cash and Cash Equivalents:        
Clearway Energy, Inc. and Clearway Energy LLC, excluding subsidiaries   $ 413     $ 536  
Subsidiaries     134       121  
Restricted Cash:        
Operating accounts     104       109  
Reserves, including debt service, distributions, performance obligations and other reserves     267       230  
Total Cash   $ 918     $ 996  
Revolving credit facility availability     512       370  
Total Liquidity   $ 1,430     $ 1,366  

Total liquidity as of June 30, 2023, was $1,430 million, which was $64 million higher than as of December 31, 2022, primarily due to the refinancing of the revolving credit facility which increased its total capacity to $700 million from $495 million. This was partially offset by the execution of growth investments.

As of June 30, 2023, the Company's liquidity included $371 million of restricted cash. Restricted cash consists primarily of funds to satisfy the requirements of certain debt arrangements and funds held within the Company's projects that are restricted in their use. As of June 30, 2023, these restricted funds were comprised of $104 million designated to fund operating expenses, approximately $168 million designated for current debt service payments, and $85 million of reserves for debt service, performance obligations and other items including capital expenditures. The remaining $14 million is held in distribution reserve accounts.

Potential future sources of liquidity include excess operating cash flow, availability under the revolving credit facility, asset dispositions, and, subject to market conditions, new corporate debt and equity financings.

Growth Investments and Strategic Announcements 

Offer to Invest in Dan's Mountain Wind

On August 4, 2023, Clearway Group offered the Company the opportunity to own 100% cash equity interest in a 55 MW wind project located in Allegany County, Maryland that is expected to reach commercial operations in the second half of 2024. The potential corporate capital commitment for the investment is expected to be approximately $77 million. The investment is subject to negotiation, both with Clearway Group and the review and approval by the Company’s Independent Directors.

Rosamond Central Battery Storage

On June 30, 2023, the Company, through an indirect subsidiary, acquired a 50% ownership interest in an entity that will facilitate and fund the construction of a 147 MW battery energy storage system, or BESS, located in Rosamond, California that is expected to achieve commercial operations in 2024. The BESS system will be co-located at the Rosamond Central solar facility that the Company currently has a 50% ownership interest in. The BESS project is underpinned by a 15-year resource adequacy contract with an investment grade load serving entity. Upon reaching certain milestones, the Company expects to invest a total of $32 million of corporate capital. The Company expects the project to contribute asset CAFD on a five-year average annual basis of approximately $3.5 million beginning January 1, 2025.

Cedar Creek Wind

On May 19, 2023, the Company, through an indirect subsidiary, entered into an agreement to acquire the Cedar Creek wind project, a 160 MW project located in Bingham County, Idaho, for $107 million in cash, subject to customary working capital adjustments. Upon achieving commercial operations, which is expected to occur in the first half of 2024, the project will sell its power under a 25-year PPA with a investment grade utility. The Company expects the project to contribute asset CAFD on a five-year average annual basis of approximately $10 million beginning January 1, 2025.

Quarterly Dividend

On August 7, 2023, Clearway Energy, Inc.’s Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend on Class A and Class C common stock of $0.3891 per share payable on September 15, 2023, to stockholders of record as of September 1, 2023.

The Company anticipates that a portion of the dividends expected to be paid in 2023 and beyond may be treated as taxable for U.S. federal income tax purposes. The portion of dividends in future years that will be treated as taxable will depend upon a number of factors, including but not limited to, the Company’s overall performance and the gross amount of any dividends made to stockholders in 2023 and beyond.

Seasonality

Clearway Energy, Inc.’s quarterly operating results are impacted by seasonal factors, as well as weather variability which can impact renewable energy resource. Most of the Company's revenues are generated from the months of May through September, as contracted pricing and renewable resources are at their highest levels in the Company’s portfolio. Factors driving the fluctuation in Net Income, Adjusted EBITDA, Cash from Operating Activities, and CAFD include the following:

  • Higher summer capacity prices from conventional assets;
  • Higher solar insolation during the summer months;
  • Higher wind resources during the spring and summer months;
  • Debt service payments which are made either quarterly or semi-annually;
  • Timing of maintenance capital expenditures and the impact of both unforced and forced outages; and
  • Timing of distributions from unconsolidated affiliates

The Company takes into consideration the timing of these factors to ensure sufficient funds are available for distributions and operating activities on a quarterly basis.

Financial Guidance and Pro Forma CAFD Outlook

The Company is updating 2023 full year CAFD guidance from $410 million to a range of $330 million to $360 million. The updated 2023 financial guidance reflects actual results to date as well as potential production variability for both wind and solar for the second half of the year and sensitivity for merchant energy margin at the Conventional segment. The potential production variability reflected in the revised financial guidance is based on year-to-date observations of production and weather patterns. The Company's 2023 financial guidance also factors in the contribution of committed growth investments based on current expected closing timelines. 2023 CAFD guidance does not factor in the timing of when CAFD is realized from new growth investments pursuant to 5-year averages beyond 2023.

The Company is increasing its pro forma CAFD outlook expectations to approximately $420 million due to committed growth investments. The pro forma CAFD outlook continues to be based on management expectations for median renewable energy production estimates. 

Earnings Conference Call

On August 8, 2023, Clearway Energy, Inc. will host a conference call at 8:00 a.m. Eastern to discuss these results. Investors, the news media and others may access the live webcast of the conference call and accompanying presentation materials by logging on to Clearway Energy, Inc.’s website at http://www.clearwayenergy.com and clicking on “Presentations & Webcasts” under “Investor Relations.”

About Clearway Energy, Inc.

Clearway Energy, Inc. is one of the largest renewable energy owners in the US with over 5,500 net MW of installed wind and solar generation projects. The Company's over 8,000 net MW of assets also include approximately 2,500 net MW of environmentally-sound, highly efficient natural gas generation facilities. Through this environmentally-sound diversified and primarily contracted portfolio, Clearway Energy endeavors to provide its investors with stable and growing dividend income. Clearway Energy, Inc.’s Class C and Class A common stock are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols CWEN and CWEN.A, respectively. Clearway Energy, Inc. is sponsored by its controlling investor, Clearway Energy Group LLC. For more information, visit investor.clearwayenergy.com.

Safe Harbor Disclosure

This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions, and typically can be identified by the use of words such as “expect,” “estimate,” "target," “anticipate,” “forecast,” “plan,” “outlook,” “believe” and similar terms. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding, the Company’s dividend expectations and its operations, its facilities and its financial results, impacts related to COVID-19 (including any variant of the virus) or any other pandemic, statements regarding the anticipated consummation of the transactions described above, the anticipated benefits, opportunities, and results with respect to the transactions, including the Company’s future relationship and arrangements with Global Infrastructure Partners, TotalEnergies, and Clearway Energy Group, as well as the Company's Net Income, Adjusted EBITDA, Cash from Operating Activities, Cash Available for Distribution, the Company’s future revenues, income, indebtedness, capital structure, strategy, plans, expectations, objectives, projected financial performance and/or business results and other future events, and views of economic and market conditions.

Although Clearway Energy, Inc. believes that the expectations are reasonable, it can give no assurance that these expectations will prove to be correct, and actual results may vary materially. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated above include, among others, the Company's ability to maintain and grow its quarterly dividend, impacts related to COVID-19 (including any variant of the virus) or any other pandemic, risks relating to the Company's relationships with its sponsors, the failure to identify, execute or successfully implement acquisitions or dispositions (including receipt of third party consents and regulatory approvals), the Company's ability to acquire assets from its sponsors, the Company’s ability to borrow additional funds and access capital markets due to its indebtedness, corporate structure, market conditions or otherwise, hazards customary in the power industry, weather conditions, including wind and solar performance, the Company’s ability to operate its businesses efficiently, manage maintenance capital expenditures and costs effectively, and generate earnings and cash flows from its asset-based businesses in relation to its debt and other obligations, the willingness and ability of counterparties to the Company’s offtake agreements to fulfill their obligations under such agreements, the Company's ability to enter into new contracts as existing contracts expire, changes in government regulations, operating and financial restrictions placed on the Company that are contained in the project-level debt facilities and other agreements of the Company and its subsidiaries, and cyber terrorism and inadequate cybersecurity. Furthermore, any dividends are subject to available capital, market conditions, and compliance with associated laws and regulations.

Clearway Energy, Inc. undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. The Cash Available for Distribution are estimates as of today’s date, August 8, 2023, and are based on assumptions believed to be reasonable as of this date. Clearway Energy, Inc. expressly disclaims any current intention to update such guidance. The foregoing review of factors that could cause Clearway Energy, Inc.’s actual results to differ materially from those contemplated in the forward-looking statements included in this news release should be considered in connection with information regarding risks and uncertainties that may affect Clearway Energy, Inc.’s future results included in Clearway Energy, Inc.’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission at www.sec.gov. In addition, Clearway Energy, Inc. makes available free of charge at www.clearwayenergy.com, copies of materials it files with, or furnishes to, the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Contacts:  
   
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609-608-1500 202-836-5754

CLEARWAY ENERGY, INC.CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME(Unaudited)
 
  Three months ended June 30,   Six months ended June 30,
(In millions, except per share amounts)   2023       2022       2023       2022  
Operating Revenues              
Total operating revenues $ 406     $ 368     $ 694     $ 582  
Operating Costs and Expenses              
Cost of operations, exclusive of depreciation, amortization and accretion shown separately below   118       112       226       240  
Depreciation, amortization and accretion   128       126       256       250  
General and administrative   9       11       19       23  
Transaction and integration costs   2       3       2       5  
Development costs         1             2  
Total operating costs and expenses   257       253       503       520  
Gain on sale of business         1,291             1,291  
Operating Income   149       1,406       191       1,353  
Other Income (Expense)              
Equity in earnings of unconsolidated affiliates   3       10             14  
Other income, net   9       5       17       5  
Loss on debt extinguishment                     (2 )
Interest expense   (55 )     (47 )     (154 )     (94 )
Total other expense, net   (43 )     (32 )     (137 )     (77 )
Income Before Income Taxes   106       1,374       54       1,276  
Income tax expense   22       225       10       224  
Net Income   84       1,149       44       1,052  
Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests and redeemable noncontrolling interests   46       579       6       514  
Net Income Attributable to Clearway Energy, Inc. $ 38     $ 570     $ 38     $ 538  
Earnings Per Share Attributable to Clearway Energy, Inc. Class A and Class C Common Stockholders              
Weighted average number of Class A common shares outstanding - basic and diluted   35       35       35       35  
Weighted average number of Class C common shares outstanding - basic and diluted   82       82       82       82  
Earnings Per Weighted Average Class A and Class C Common Share - Basic and Diluted $ 0.33     $ 4.89     $ 0.32     $ 4.62  
Dividends Per Class A Common Share $ 0.3818     $ 0.3536     $ 0.7563     $ 0.7004  
Dividends Per Class C Common Share $ 0.3818     $ 0.3536     $ 0.7563     $ 0.7004  

CLEARWAY ENERGY, INC.CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME(Unaudited)
 
  Three months ended June 30,   Six months ended June 30,
(In millions)   2023       2022       2023       2022  
Net Income $ 84     $ 1,149     $ 44     $ 1,052  
Other Comprehensive Income              
Unrealized gain on derivatives and changes in accumulated OCI/OCL, net of income tax expense, of $1, $1, $— and $3   3       6             20  
Other comprehensive income   3       6             20  
Comprehensive Income   87       1,155       44       1,072  
Less: Comprehensive income attributable to noncontrolling interests and redeemable noncontrolling interests   48   .   583       6       526  
Comprehensive Income Attributable to Clearway Energy, Inc. $ 39   . $ 572     $ 38     $ 546  

CLEARWAY ENERGY, INC.CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
 
(In millions, except shares) June 30, 2023   December 31, 2022
ASSETS (Unaudited)    
Current Assets      
Cash and cash equivalents $ 547     $ 657  
Restricted cash   371       339  
Accounts receivable — trade   215       153  
Accounts receivable — affiliates   1        
Inventory   51       47  
Derivative instruments   34       26  
Prepayments and other current assets   70       54  
Total current assets   1,289       1,276  
Property, plant and equipment, net   7,748       7,421  
Other Assets      
Equity investments in affiliates   352       364  
Intangible assets for power purchase agreements, net   2,397       2,488  
Other intangible assets, net   74       77  
Derivative instruments   83       63  
Right-of-use assets, net   550       527  
Other non-current assets   131       96  
Total other assets   3,587       3,615  
Total Assets $ 12,624     $ 12,312  
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY      
Current Liabilities      
Current portion of long-term debt $ 330     $ 322  
Accounts payable — trade   63       55  
Accounts payable — affiliates   61       22  
Derivative instruments   44       50  
Accrued interest expense   54       54  
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities   54       114  
Total current liabilities   606       617  
Other Liabilities      
Long-term debt   6,708       6,491  
Deferred income taxes   118       119  
Derivative instruments   259       303  
Long-term lease liabilities   578       548  
Other non-current liabilities   213       201  
Total other liabilities   7,876       7,662  
Total Liabilities   8,482       8,279  
Redeemable noncontrolling interest in subsidiaries   15       7  
Commitments and Contingencies      
Stockholders’ Equity      
Preferred stock, $0.01 par value; 10,000,000 shares authorized; none issued          
Class A, Class B, Class C and Class D common stock, $0.01 par value; 3,000,000,000 shares authorized (Class A 500,000,000, Class B 500,000,000, Class C 1,000,000,000, Class D 1,000,000,000); 202,075,237 shares issued and outstanding (Class A 34,613,853, Class B 42,738,750, Class C 82,385,884, Class D 42,336,750) at June 30, 2023 and 201,972,813 shares issued and outstanding (Class A 34,613,853, Class B 42,738,750, Class C 82,283,460, Class D 42,336,750) at December 31, 2022   1       1  
Additional paid-in capital   1,718       1,761  
Retained earnings   412       463  
Accumulated other comprehensive income   9       9  
Noncontrolling interest   1,987       1,792  
Total Stockholders’ Equity   4,127       4,026  
Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity $ 12,624     $ 12,312  

 

CLEARWAY ENERGY, INC.CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS(Unaudited)
 
  Six months ended June 30,
(In millions)   2023       2022  
Cash Flows from Operating Activities      
Net Income $ 44     $ 1,052  
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities      
Equity in earnings of unconsolidated affiliates         (14 )
Distributions from unconsolidated affiliates   11       17  
Depreciation, amortization and accretion   256       250  
Amortization of financing costs and debt discounts   6       7  
Amortization of intangibles   94       82  
Loss on debt extinguishment         2  
Gain on sale of business         (1,291 )
Reduction in carrying amount of right-of-use assets.   8       7  
Changes in deferred income taxes   9       197  
Changes in derivative instruments and amortization of accumulated OCI/OCL   (51 )     92  
Cash used in changes in other working capital      
Changes in prepaid and accrued liabilities for tolling agreements   (56 )     (74 )
Changes in other working capital   (112 )     (48 )
Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities   209       279  
Cash Flows from Investing Activities      
Acquisition of Drop Down Assets, net of cash acquired   (7 )     (51 )
Capital expenditures   (109 )     (81 )
Return of investment from unconsolidated affiliates   10       6  
Investments in unconsolidated affiliates   (10 )      
Proceeds from sale of business         1,457  
Net Cash (Used in) Provided by Investing Activities   (116 )     1,331  
Cash Flows from Financing Activities      
Contributions from (distributions to) noncontrolling interests, net   275       (7 )
Payments of dividends and distributions   (153 )     (141 )
Distributions to CEG of escrowed amounts         (64 )
Tax-related distributions   (19 )      
Proceeds from the revolving credit facility         80  
Payments for the revolving credit facility         (325 )
Proceeds from the issuance of long-term debt   42       214  
Payments of debt issuance costs   (8 )     (4 )
Payments for long-term debt   (306 )     (722 )
Other   (2 )     (7 )
Net Cash Used in Financing Activities   (171 )     (976 )
Net (Decrease) Increase in Cash, Cash Equivalents and Restricted Cash   (78 )     634  
Cash, Cash Equivalents and Restricted Cash at Beginning of Period   996       654  
Cash, Cash Equivalents and Restricted Cash at End of Period. $ 918     $ 1,288  

CLEARWAY ENERGY, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

For the Six Months Ended June 30, 2023

(Unaudited)

(In millions) PreferredStock   CommonStock   AdditionalPaid-InCapital   Retained Earnings   AccumulatedOtherComprehensive Income   NoncontrollingInterest   TotalStockholders’Equity
Balances at December 31, 2022 $     $ 1     $ 1,761     $ 463     $ 9     $ 1,792     $ 4,026  
Net loss                                 (43 )     (43 )
Unrealized loss on derivatives and changes in accumulated OCI, net of tax                           (1 )     (2 )     (3 )
Contributions from CEG, net of distributions, cash                                 30       30  
Contributions from noncontrolling interests, net of distributions, cash                                 215       215  
Transfers of assets under common control               (52 )                 46       (6 )
Non-cash adjustments for change in tax basis               9                         9  
Stock-based compensation               1                         1  
Common stock dividends and distributions to CEG unit holders                     (44 )           (32 )     (76 )
Balances at March 31, 2023         1       1,719       419       8       2,006       4,153  
Net income                     38             40       78  
Unrealized gain on derivatives and changes in accumulated OCI, net of tax                           1       2       3  
Distributions to CEG, net of contributions, cash                                 (4 )     (4 )
Distributions to noncontrolling interests, net of contributions, cash                                 (5 )     (5 )
Tax-related distributions                                 (19 )     (19 )
Stock-based compensation               (1 )                       (1 )
Common stock dividends and distributions to CEG unit holders                     (45 )           (32 )     (77 )
Other                                 (1 )     (1 )
Balances at June 30, 2023 $     $ 1     $ 1,718     $ 412     $ 9     $ 1,987     $ 4,127  

CLEARWAY ENERGY, INC.CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITYFor the Six Months Ended June 30, 2022(Unaudited)
 
(In millions) PreferredStock   CommonStock   AdditionalPaid-InCapital   AccumulatedDeficit   AccumulatedOtherComprehensiveLoss   NoncontrollingInterest   TotalStockholders’Equity
Balances at December 31, 2021 $     $ 1     $ 1,872     $ (33 )   $ (6 )   $ 1,466     $ 3,300  
Net loss                     (32 )           (67 )     (99 )
Unrealized gain on derivatives, net of tax                           6       8       14  
Distributions to CEG, net of contributions, cash                                 (3 )     (3 )
Contributions from noncontrolling interests, net of distributions, cash                                 28       28  
Transfers of assets under common control               (12 )                 (25 )     (37 )
Non-cash adjustments for change in tax basis               8                         8  
Stock based compensation               (2 )                       (2 )
Common stock dividends and distributions to CEG unit holders               (40 )                 (30 )     (70 )
Balances at March 31, 2022         1       1,826       (65 )           1,377       3,139  
Net income                     570             575       1,145  
Unrealized gain on derivatives, net of tax.                           2       4       6  
Distributions to CEG, net of contributions, cash                                 (20 )     (20 )
Distributions to noncontrolling interests, net of contributions, cash                                 (10 )     (10 )
Non-cash adjustments for change in tax basis               (1 )                       (1 )
Stock based compensation               1                         1  
Common stock dividends and distributions to CEG unit holders.               (41 )                 (30 )     (71 )
Balances at June 30, 2022 $     $ 1     $ 1,785     $ 505     $ 2     $ 1,896     $ 4,189  

Appendix Table A-1: Three Months Ended June 30, 2023, Segment Adjusted EBITDA ReconciliationThe following table summarizes the calculation of Adjusted EBITDA and provides a reconciliation to Net Income/(Loss):

                     
($ in millions)   Conventional   Renewables   Thermal   Corporate   Total
Net Income (Loss)   $ 37     $ 98     $     $ (51 )   $ 84  
Plus:                    
Income Tax Expense                       22       22  
Interest Expense, net     7       21             18       46  
Depreciation, Amortization, and ARO     32       96                   128  
Contract Amortization     5       42                   47  
Mark to Market (MtM) (Gain)/Loss on economic hedges           (26 )                 (26 )
Transaction and integration costs                       2       2  
Other non-recurring     (8 )     1                   (7 )
Adjustments to reflect CWEN’s pro-rata share of Adjusted EBITDA from Unconsolidated Affiliates     3       16                   19  
Non-Cash Equity Compensation                       1       1  
Adjusted EBITDA   $ 76     $ 248     $     $ (8 )   $ 316  

Appendix Table A-2: Three Months Ended June 30, 2022, Segment Adjusted EBITDA ReconciliationThe following table summarizes the calculation of Adjusted EBITDA and provides a reconciliation to Net Income/(Loss):

                     
($ in millions)   Conventional   Renewables   Thermal   Corporate   Total
Net Income (Loss)   $ 33     $ 83     $ 4     $ 1,029     $ 1,149  
Plus:                    
Income Tax Expense                       225       225  
Interest Expense, net     10       10       1       24       45  
Depreciation, Amortization, and ARO     33       93                   126  
Contract Amortization     6       35                   41  
Mark to Market (MtM) (Gain)/Loss on economic hedges           52                   52  
Transaction and integration costs                       3       3  
Other non-recurring                       (1,291 )     (1,291 )
Adjustments to reflect CWEN’s pro-rata share of Adjusted EBITDA from Unconsolidated Affiliates     3       12                   15  
Non-Cash Equity Compensation                       1       1  
Adjusted EBITDA   $ 85     $ 285     $ 5     $ (9 )   $ 366  

Appendix Table A-3: Six Months Ended June 30, 2023, Segment Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation The following table summarizes the calculation of Adjusted EBITDA and provides a reconciliation to Net Income/(Loss):

($ in millions)   Conventional   Renewables   Thermal   Corporate   Total
Net Income (Loss)   $ 61     $ 50     $     $ (67 )   $ 44  
Plus:                    
Income Tax Expense                       10       10  
Interest Expense, net     17       83             36       136  
Depreciation, Amortization, and ARO     65       191                   256  
Contract Amortization     11       83                   94  
Mark to Market (MtM) (Gain)/Loss on economic hedges           (45 )                 (45 )
Transaction and Integration costs                       2       2  
Other Non-recurring     (8 )     5                   (3 )
Adjustments to reflect CWEN’s pro-rata share of Adjusted EBITDA from Unconsolidated Affiliates     6       32                   38  
Non-Cash Equity Compensation                       2       2  
Adjusted EBITDA   $ 152     $ 399     $     $ (17 )   $ 534  

Appendix Table A-4: Six Months Ended June 30, 2022, Segment Adjusted EBITDA ReconciliationThe following table summarizes the calculation of Adjusted EBITDA and provides a reconciliation to Net Income/(Loss):

($ in millions)   Conventional   Renewables   Thermal   Corporate   Total
Net Income (Loss)   $ 80     $ (36 )   $ 17     $ 991     $ 1,052  
Plus:                    
Income Tax Expense                       224       224  
Interest Expense, net     18       18       6       50       92  
Depreciation, Amortization, and ARO     66       184                   250  
Contract Amortization     12       71                   83  
Loss on Debt Extinguishment           2                   2  
Mark to Market (MtM) (Gain)/Loss on economic hedges           178                   178  
Transaction and Integration costs                       5       5  
Other Non-recurring     1                   (1,291 )     (1,290 )
Adjustments to reflect CWEN’s pro-rata share of Adjusted EBITDA from Unconsolidated Affiliates     6       22                   28  
Non-Cash Equity Compensation                       2       2  
Adjusted EBITDA   $ 183     $ 439     $ 23     $ (19 )   $ 626  

Appendix Table A-5: Cash Available for Distribution ReconciliationThe following table summarizes the calculation of Cash Available for Distribution and provides a reconciliation to Cash from Operating Activities:

    Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
($ in millions)   6/30/23   6/30/22   6/30/23   6/30/22
Adjusted EBITDA   $ 316     $ 366     $ 534     $ 626  
Cash interest paid     (55 )     (62 )     (148 )     (159 )
Changes in prepaid and accrued liabilities for tolling agreements     (17 )     (30 )     (56 )     (74 )
Adjustments to reflect sale-type leases and payments for lease expenses     2       2       3       3  
Pro-rata Adjusted EBITDA from unconsolidated affiliates     (21 )     (25 )     (36 )     (41 )
Distributions from unconsolidated affiliates     5       6       11       17  
Changes in working capital and other     (96 )     (71 )     (99 )     (93 )
Cash from Operating Activities     134       186       209       279  
Changes in working capital and other     96       71       99       93  
Development Expenses3           1             2  
Return of investment from unconsolidated affiliates     1       3       10       6  
Net contributions (to)/from non-controlling interest4     (10 )     (10 )     (20 )     (20 )
Maintenance capital expenditures     (6 )     (5 )     (13 )     (12 )
Principal amortization of indebtedness5     (78 )     (70 )     (152 )     (174 )
Cash Available for Distribution6   $ 137     $ 176     $ 133     $ 174  

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3 Primarily related to Thermal Development Expenses4 2023 excludes $229 million of contributions related to the funding of Rosamond Central Battery Storage, Waiawa, and Daggett; 2022 excludes $50 million of contributions related to the funding of Mesquite Sky, Black Rock, and Mililani5 2023 excludes $130 million for the repayment of construction loans in connection with Waiawa and Daggett, and $24 million for the repayment of balloon at Walnut Creek Holdings; 2022 excludes $660 million for the repayment of the Bridge Loan Facility and revolver payments, $186 million for the refinancing of Tapestry Wind, Laredo Ridge, and Viento, and $27 million for the repayment of bridge loans in connection with Mililani6 Excludes income tax payments related to Thermal sale

Appendix Table A-6: Six Months Ended June 30, 2023, Sources and Uses of LiquidityThe following table summarizes the sources and uses of liquidity in 2023:

    Six Months Ended
($ in millions)   6/30/23
Sources:    
Contributions from (distributions to) noncontrolling interests, net     275  
Net cash provided by operating activities     209  
Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt     42  
Return of investment from unconsolidated affiliates     10  
     
Uses:    
Payments for long-term debt     (306 )
Payments of dividends and distributions     (153 )
Capital expenditures     (109 )
Other net cash outflows     (46 )
     
Change in total cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash   $ (78 )

Appendix Table A-5: Adjusted EBITDA and Cash Available for Distribution Guidance

($ in millions)   Prior2023 Full Year Guidance   2023 Full Year Guidance
Net Income     165     95 - 120
Income Tax Expense     30     20 - 25
Interest Expense, net     300       300  
Depreciation, Amortization, and ARO Expense     620       620  
Adjustment to reflect CWEN share of Adjusted EBITDA in unconsolidated affiliates     50       50  
Non-Cash Equity Compensation     5       5  
Adjusted EBITDA     1,170     1,090 - 1,120
Cash interest paid     (300 )     (300 )
Changes in prepaid and accrued liabilities for tolling agreements     (32 )     (32 )
Adjustments to reflect sale-type leases and payments for lease expenses     10       10  
Pro-rata Adjusted EBITDA from unconsolidated affiliates     (85 )     (85 )
Cash distributions from unconsolidated affiliates7     45       45  
Cash from Operating Activities     808     728 - 758
Net distributions to non-controlling interest8     (60 )     (60 )
Maintenance capital expenditures     (35 )     (35 )
Principal amortization of indebtedness9     (303 )     (303 )
Cash Available for Distribution10     410     330 - 360

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7 Distribution from unconsolidated affiliates can be classified as Return of Investment on Unconsolidated Affiliates when actuals are reported. This is below cash from operating activities8 Includes tax equity proceeds and distributions to tax equity partners9 Excludes balloon maturity payments in 202310 Excludes income tax payments related to Thermal sale

Appendix Table A-6: Adjusted EBITDA and Cash Available for Distribution Pro Forma Outlook

($ in millions)   Pro Forma CAFD Outlook
Net Income     145  
Income Tax Expense     25  
Interest Expense, net     395  
Depreciation, Amortization, and ARO Expense     580  
Adjustment to reflect CWEN share of Adjusted EBITDA in unconsolidated affiliates     45  
Non-Cash Equity Compensation     5  
Adjusted EBITDA     1,195  
Cash interest paid     (310 )
Changes in prepaid and accrued liabilities for tolling agreements     (5 )
Adjustments to reflect sale-type leases and payments for lease expenses     6  
Pro-rata Adjusted EBITDA from unconsolidated affiliates     (86 )
Cash distributions from unconsolidated affiliates     48  
Cash from Operating Activities     848  
Net distributions to non-controlling interest     (107 )
Maintenance capital expenditures     (24 )
Principal amortization of indebtedness     (297 )
Cash Available for Distribution     420  

Appendix Table A-7: Growth Investments 5 Year Average CAFD

($ in millions)   Cedar Creek5 Year Ave. 2025-2029   Rosamond Central Battery Storage5 Year Ave. 2025-2029
Net Income     2       10.0  
Interest Expense, net     6       8.0  
Depreciation, Amortization, and ARO Expense     8       15.0  
Adjusted EBITDA     16       33.0  
Cash interest paid     (6 )     (8.0 )
Cash from Operating Activities     10       25.0  
Net distributions (to)/from non-controlling interest     2       (12.5 )
Maintenance capital expenditures           (1.0 )
Principal amortization of indebtedness     (2 )     (8.0 )
Estimated Cash Available for Distribution     10       3.5  

Non-GAAP Financial Information

EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA

EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, and Cash Available for Distribution (CAFD) are non-GAAP financial measures. These measurements are not recognized in accordance with GAAP and should not be viewed as an alternative to GAAP measures of performance. The presentation of non-GAAP financial measures should not be construed as an inference that Clearway Energy’s future results will be unaffected by unusual or non-recurring items.

EBITDA represents net income before interest (including loss on debt extinguishment), taxes, depreciation and amortization. EBITDA is presented because Clearway Energy considers it an important supplemental measure of its performance and believes debt and equity holders frequently use EBITDA to analyze operating performance and debt service capacity. EBITDA has limitations as an analytical tool, and you should not consider it in isolation, or as a substitute for analysis of our operating results as reported under GAAP. Some of these limitations are:

  • EBITDA does not reflect cash expenditures, or future requirements for capital expenditures, or contractual commitments;
  • EBITDA does not reflect changes in, or cash requirements for, working capital needs;
  • EBITDA does not reflect the significant interest expense, or the cash requirements necessary to service interest or principal payments, on debt or cash income tax payments;
  • Although depreciation and amortization are non-cash charges, the assets being depreciated and amortized will often have to be replaced in the future, and EBITDA does not reflect any cash requirements for such replacements; and
  • Other companies in this industry may calculate EBITDA differently than Clearway Energy does, limiting its usefulness as a comparative measure.

Because of these limitations, EBITDA should not be considered as a measure of discretionary cash available to use to invest in the growth of Clearway Energy’s business. Clearway Energy compensates for these limitations by relying primarily on our GAAP results and using EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA only supplementally. See the statements of cash flow included in the financial statements that are a part of this news release.

Adjusted EBITDA is presented as a further supplemental measure of operating performance. Adjusted EBITDA represents EBITDA adjusted for mark-to-market gains or losses, non-cash equity compensation expense, asset write offs and impairments; and factors which we do not consider indicative of future operating performance such as transition and integration related costs. The reader is encouraged to evaluate each adjustment and the reasons Clearway Energy considers it appropriate for supplemental analysis. As an analytical tool, Adjusted EBITDA is subject to all of the limitations applicable to EBITDA. In addition, in evaluating Adjusted EBITDA, the reader should be aware that in the future Clearway Energy may incur expenses similar to the adjustments in this news release.

Management believes Adjusted EBITDA is useful to investors and other users of our financial statements in evaluating our operating performance because it provides them with an additional tool to compare business performance across companies and across periods. This measure is widely used by investors to measure a company’s operating performance without regard to items such as interest expense, taxes, depreciation and amortization, which can vary substantially from company to company depending upon accounting methods and book value of assets, capital structure and the method by which assets were acquired.

Additionally, Management believes that investors commonly adjust EBITDA information to eliminate the effect of restructuring and other expenses, which vary widely from company to company and impair comparability. As we define it, Adjusted EBITDA represents EBITDA adjusted for the effects of impairment losses, gains or losses on sales, non-cash equity compensation expense, dispositions or retirements of assets, any mark-to-market gains or losses from accounting for derivatives, adjustments to exclude gains or losses on the repurchase, modification or extinguishment of debt, and any extraordinary, unusual or non-recurring items plus adjustments to reflect the Adjusted EBITDA from our unconsolidated investments. We adjust for these items in our Adjusted EBITDA as our management believes that these items would distort their ability to efficiently view and assess our core operating trends.

In summary, our management uses Adjusted EBITDA as a measure of operating performance to assist in comparing performance from period to period on a consistent basis and to readily view operating trends, as a measure for planning and forecasting overall expectations and for evaluating actual results against such expectations, and in communications with our Board of Directors, shareholders, creditors, analysts and investors concerning our financial performance.

Cash Available for Distribution

A non-GAAP measure, Cash Available for Distribution is defined as of June 30, 2023 as Adjusted EBITDA plus cash distributions/return of investment from unconsolidated affiliates, cash receipts from notes receivable, cash distributions from noncontrolling interests, adjustments to reflect sales-type lease cash payments and payments for lease expenses, less cash distributions to noncontrolling interests, maintenance capital expenditures, pro-rata Adjusted EBITDA from unconsolidated affiliates, cash interest paid, income taxes paid, principal amortization of indebtedness, changes in prepaid and accrued capacity payments, and adjusted for development expenses. Management believes CAFD is a relevant supplemental measure of the Company’s ability to earn and distribute cash returns to investors.

We believe CAFD is useful to investors in evaluating our operating performance because securities analysts and other interested parties use such calculations as a measure of our ability to make quarterly distributions. In addition, CAFD is used by our management team for determining future acquisitions and managing our growth. The GAAP measure most directly comparable to CAFD is cash provided by operating activities.

However, CAFD has limitations as an analytical tool because it does not include changes in operating assets and liabilities and excludes the effect of certain other cash flow items, all of which could have a material effect on our financial condition and results from operations. CAFD is a non-GAAP measure and should not be considered an alternative to cash provided by operating activities or any other performance or liquidity measure determined in accordance with GAAP, nor is it indicative of funds available to fund our cash needs. In addition, our calculations of CAFD are not necessarily comparable to CAFD as calculated by other companies. Investors should not rely on these measures as a substitute for any GAAP measure, including cash provided by operating activities.

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