Altus Power’s portfolio of solar and storage assets expected to grow to approximately 690 megawatts across 24 states
Altus Power, Inc. (“Altus Power” or the “Company”) (NYSE: AMPS), a premier independent developer, owner and operator of commercial-scale solar facilities, today announced that it entered a definitive agreement to acquire approximately 220 megawatts (MW) of newly developed and in construction solar assets for approximately $293 million from funds managed by True Green Capital Management LLC (“TGC”). Altus Power and TGC currently expect the transaction will close during first quarter of 2023 upon satisfaction of certain closing conditions. The Company intends to fund the transaction with its long-term funding facility led by Blackstone Structured Finance and cash on hand.
“We are excited to welcome this new set of customers to the Altus Power brand, deepening our reach, particularly in New York and California, where a majority of the assets in this portfolio were developed and constructed by our partner, TGC,” said Gregg Felton, Co-CEO of Altus Power. “TGC has a long history of successfully investing in commercial-scale solar with underwriting standards consistent with our own. Altus Power’s strengths in asset on-boarding and long-term customer servicing combined with our scalable funding architecture create a natural partnership.”
Panos Ninios, Managing Partner and Co-Founder of TGC agreed, “Altus Power's capacity to execute with efficiency and focus on building long-term relationships has made them an extremely valuable partner in both of our transactions. They share our founding belief that commercial-scale distributed solar generation is the most attractive segment of our industry. Our collaboration has facilitated TGC’s successful forays into new solar markets.”
Robert Camacho, Co-Head of Asset Based Finance within Blackstone’s Structured Finance Group, added, “We are pleased to expand our long-standing strategic partnership with Altus Power as it continues to meet the growing demand for low cost, renewable energy across the country. Our investment-grade rated long-term funding facility provides Altus Power with competitive financing in this rapidly growing market.”
The acquired portfolio, once closed, will promptly add approximately 207 MW of commercial-scale solar assets to Altus Power’s operations, with the remaining 13 MW in the final stages of construction and expected to be completed in the coming months. This portfolio offers additional scale in Altus Power’s existing markets including California, Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York and provides entry into two new markets of Delaware and South Carolina.
Altus Power expects to own, operate and service these new assets and new customer relationships over the long-term with the potential to offer additional electrification solutions, including battery storage, as well as electric vehicle or fleet charging stations.
About Altus Power, Inc.
Altus Power, based in Stamford, Connecticut, is the premier independent commercial-scale clean electrification company serving commercial, industrial, public sector and community solar customers with end-to-end solutions. Altus Power originates, develops, owns and operates locally-sited solar generation, energy storage and charging infrastructure across the nation. Visit www.altuspower.com to learn more.
About True Green Capital Management LLC
TGC is a specialized renewable energy infrastructure private equity firm based in Westport, Connecticut and manages over $1 billion in equity capital, including $660 million in its most recently closed fund, TGC Fund IV, LLC. Having developed the capabilities of a direct operating business, TGC has raised four private equity funds and invested into distributed solar power generation portfolios across 14 U.S. states delivering clean, reliable renewable energy with an increasing focus in the UK and the European Union. The firm was founded in July 2011 and is led by a team of investment professionals with a proven track record and the demonstrated capacity to originate, finance, construct, and operate distributed renewable power generation projects at institutional scale. To learn more, visit https://truegreencapital.com/
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