Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) and Invenergy today announced an increase of CDPQ’s stake in Invenergy Renewables LLC (Invenergy Renewables), North America’s largest privately held renewable energy company. With this transaction, CDPQ will have a 52.4% economic ownership in Invenergy Renewables, while Invenergy will continue to be the managing member of the company.
As part of Invenergy’s diversified development and operations platform, Invenergy Renewables is a global leader in wind and solar power generation and advanced energy storage projects, having developed projects totalling approximately 14,000 megawatts. Present in the Americas, Europe and Asia, Invenergy has built an extensive expertise in the various stages of the industry’s value chain, including the development, construction, operations and maintenance of renewable projects.
This additional investment by CDPQ marks an important chapter in its partnership with Invenergy. Having initially invested in 2013 in wind farms operated by the company, CDPQ acquired the following year a direct stake in Invenergy Renewables, gaining exposure to the development and construction of greenfield renewables projects, alongside a partner recognized in the market for delivering high-quality projects on time and on budget. Since then, CDPQ has gradually increased its investment in the company.
“Invenergy is a true renewable energy leader. Over the years, we have seen the company’s impressive know-how, particularly in developing and operating projects, and its capacity to continuously innovate,” said Rana Ghorayeb, Senior Vice-President, Investment, Infrastructure at CDPQ. “The wind and solar energy sector is a promising one for CDPQ, and this investment is in line with our strategy announced last fall to increase our exposure to low-carbon assets.”
“CDPQ is leading the way as investors recognize the tremendous potential of renewable energy,” said Jim Murphy, President & Chief Operating Officer at Invenergy. “Invenergy has created a world class platform for the development and operations of clean energy projects, and our partnership with CDPQ strengthens that platform.”
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In October 2017, CDPQ presented its investment strategy to address climate change, which sets out targets and means for making a constructive contribution, as an investor, to the transition toward a low carbon global economy. To learn more about the strategy, visit:
The transaction is subject to certain regulatory approvals.