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Denham power fund targets 1GW with African platform

The private equity firm has teamed up with energy developer Themis to invest in natural gas-fired and renewable power generation assets across the continent.

Lightsource to build 20MW Kansas solar project after BP investment

The company, one of Europe’s largest utility-scale developers, is bolstering its US business amid plans for global expansion following its $200m tie-up with the oil giant.

PSP-backed Pattern Energy bets on Japan

The series of moves in the country follows the company’s growth plans announced last June, as it received $1.2bn commitments from the Canadian pension and Riverstone.

Palisade to take full ownership of Port of Portland

The Australian fund manager is buying the 50% it does not already own of the Port of Portland, days after taking sole ownership of Ross River Solar Farm.

GIP-backed Equis Energy appoints new CEO

The US fund manager has sent a team of operations and management experts to help the transition of Equis Energy to its ownership as the acquisition was closed last month.

The future of farmers is to become renewable energy producers

The UK's agricultural industry is turning to renewables as a fresh source of income at a time when farming subsidies face uncertain prospects.

Greencoat’s solar fund bags 142MW following £312m close

Greencoat Solar II is expected to reach close to £500m by the summer, following backing from a number of corporate UK pensions including ITV, Akzo Nobel, Northern Trust Nominees (Ireland), C & J Clark, Marks & Spencer and Syngenta.

OPTrust takes 51% stake in Australian energy retailer

The investment will allow Flow Power to expand its Melbourne headquarters and establish a presence in Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane. Flow Power was the first Australian retailer to offer corporate renewable power purchase agreements in the Australian market.

Private capital strikes back

The tables have turned with infrastructure funds, once edged out of deals by yieldcos, now buying these vehicles.

End of an era? Not so fast

With large-scale projects in the pipeline, add-on investments to be done, a promising renewables market and interesting opportunities for those willing to venture off the beaten path, tales of the Australian market’s death have been greatly exaggerated.

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