Brookfield Acquires Scout Clean Energy, Standard Solar

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Brookfield Renewable, along with its institutional companions, has agreed to accumulate Scout Clean Energy for $1 billion with the potential to speculate an extra $350 million to help the enterprise’ improvement actions ($270 million in whole web to BEP). Scout’s portfolio contains over 1,200 MW of working wind belongings, together with 400 MW managed on behalf of third events, and a pipeline of over 22,000 MW of wind, solar and storage tasks throughout 24 states, together with virtually 2,500 MW of underneath development and advanced-stage tasks.

Brookfield Renewable has additionally closed its acquisition of Standard Solar for consideration of $540 million with the potential to speculate an extra $160 million to help the enterprise’ progress initiatives ($140 million in whole web to BEP). Standard Solar is an proprietor and operator of business and neighborhood distributed solar. Standard Solar has roughly 500 MW of working and underneath development contracted belongings and a improvement pipeline of just about 2,000 MW.

Both Scout and Standard Solar will proceed to function as impartial companies throughout the Brookfield Renewable U.S. platform. The transactions will probably be invested via the Brookfield Global Transition Fund I (BGTF I). Co-led by former Bank of England governor and Brookfield vice chair, Mark Carney, and Brookfield Renewable CEO, Connor Teskey, BGTF I has raised $15 billion to speculate throughout a spread of transition alternatives.

“We are thrilled to be putting more dollars to work in our U.S. renewables business,” says Connor Teskey, CEO of Brookfield Renewable. “We underwrote both transactions without the benefit of the Inflation Reduction Act so the additional incentives now available represent a significant boost to each business. Our development pipeline in the United States is now close to 60,000 MW and is well diversified across wind, utility-scale solar, distributed generation and energy storage. Combined with our existing fleet, we are well positioned for continued growth as owners and operators of one of the largest diversified clean power businesses in the country.”

“Scout is pleased to be sponsored going forward by an industry-leading partner to help Scout continue to grow our rapidly expanding pipeline of wind, solar and battery storage projects across the United States,” feedback Michael Rucker, CEO and founding father of Scout Clean Energy. “With the recent passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, we believe now is the right time for Scout to move into our next phase of expansion with a highly respected and experienced partner, like Brookfield Renewable.”

“Through this acquisition, which provides additional large-scale access to capital, Standard Solar is poised for massive growth, enabling us to contribute in an even more significant way to the clean energy transition,” provides Scott Wiater, president and CEO of Standard Solar. “We’re looking forward to joining the Brookfield Renewable portfolio, one of the world’s largest renewable energy platforms. Our two companies share a mutual passion for renewables and company cultures that recognize and amplify excellence and equity – we are the ideal match.”

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