Blackstone dedicates US$ 250m to new dispersed power financial investments

Sep 22, 2020 12:40 PM ET
  • Investment firm Blackstone has actually created a brand-new portfolio firm that will finance and also possess dispersed energy assets concentrated on business, commercial and institutional customers.
Blackstone dedicates US$ 250m to new dispersed power financial investments
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GSO Capital Partners, Blackstone's credit report financial investment platform, will at first devote US$ 250 million to money ClearGen, which will offer funding along with companies that develop and run dispersed infrastructure such as renewable energy with battery storage, dispersed generation, microgrids and also eco-friendly transport.

Blackstone stated the market of on-site renewable projects in the commercial and also commercial field (C&I) is proliferating as consumers are faced with rising power expenses, service outages brought on by extreme climate as well as a wish to enhance the sustainability of their operations.

"Energy consumers encounter a series of difficulties, including expense as well as risk monitoring and the reliability of supply that affects critical procedures. When you combine these with a wide concentrate on decarbonisation, there is a quickly growing demand for ClearGen's resources and knowledge," stated George Plattenburg, that has been called founder as well as CEO of the firm.

Collin Franceschi, a former Duke Energy executive, will work as founder and also chief advancement police officer. "We are looking forward to collaborations with distributed generation designers as well as innovation firms, and also collaboratively creating versatile solutions to enhance financing options and enhance adoption," he claimed.

Development of ClearGen comes after Blackstone earlier this year led a US$ 850 million recapitalisation of Altus Power America to help the dispersed generation solar company construct its C&I profile. The Connecticut-based business intends to enhance its possession profile to greater than US$ 1 billion through the financing.

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