Sale of Energy Producing Assets and Goodwill Impairment
|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2022
|Discontinued Operations and Disposal Groups [Abstract]|
|Sale of Energy Producing Assets and Goodwill Impairment||Sale of Energy Producing Assets and Goodwill ImpairmentDuring the first quarter of 2019 we recognized two individual sales of energy producing assets, for a total of eight power purchase agreements, including the associated energy production contracts for total consideration of $7 million.
In connection with these assets sales, we entered into agreements with the purchaser to maintain and operate the assets over the remaining periods of the associated energy production contracts (through August 2033 and January 2034, respectively) in exchange for monthly maintenance and operating fees. These agreements contain provisions whereby we have guaranteed to the purchaser a minimum level or threshold of cash flows from the associated energy production contracts. In October 2021 the minimum guarantee with respect to one of the energy purchase agreements was modified by reducing the guaranteed minimum collections by $35,000 per year, the guaranteed minimum collection amount associated with one site that was sold by the customer. Actual results are compared to the minimum threshold bi-annually and we are contractually obligated to reimburse any shortfall to the purchaser. To the extent actual cash flow results exceed the minimum threshold, we are entitled to fifty percent of such excess under the agreements. Based upon an analysis of these energy producing assets expected future performance, as of March 31, 2022 we do not expect to make any material payments under the guarantee. At March 31, 2022, our obligation under the energy production contracts was $3,911.
The foregoing agreements also contain provisions whereby we have agreed to make whole the purchaser in the event the counterparty to the energy production contract(s) defaults on or otherwise terminates before the stated expiration of the energy production contract. Should we be required to make whole the purchaser under such provisions, we would be entitled to seek recovery from the counterparty to the energy production contract(s) under a similar provision contained in those contracts in respect of early termination.We are also responsible under the agreements for site decommissioning costs, if any, in excess of certain threshold amounts by site. Decommissioning of site assets is performed when, if and as requested by the counterparty to the energy production contract upon termination of the energy production contract.
The entire disclosure related to a disposal group. Includes, but is not limited to, a discontinued operation, disposal classified as held-for-sale or disposed of by means other than sale or disposal of an individually significant component.
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