Palisade seeks 500 MW solar, wind portfolio
Attracting major funds to renewable energy investment
The CEFC and Palisade Investment Partners are working on a strategy to accelerate the development of $1 billion of new renewable energy projects in Australia. The strategy involves investments managed by Palisade on behalf of the CEFC and other investors.
This strategy is capable of initially developing up to 500MW in solar and wind generation projects throughout Australia. Considerable time has been invested in identifying projects to which to apply this funding. We see renewable energy investments fulfilling our investment criteria and delivering robust and sustainable cash flows, which are important to our investors.Roger LloydCEO, Palisade Investment Partners
The CEFC allocated up to $100 million of equity to the initial $1 billion investment strategy. Palisade Investment Partners (Palisade) is committing up to $400 million of additional equity through a combination of managed funds and its Direct Investment Mandate clients. Among others, Palisade's Direct Investment Mandate clients include VicSuper, LGIAsuper and the Qantas Superannuation Plan (Qantas Super). NAB and Commonwealth Bank will work with the CEFC and Palisade to provide debt financing for these renewable energy projects.
Palisade is building a portfolio of renewable energy projects in excess of $1 billion, based on the investment mandates agreed with the CEFC and the other major investors. The strategy is capable of initially developing up to 500 MW in solar and wind generation projects throughout Australia.
Traditionally, institutional investors have tended to buy into fully constructed infrastructure projects. The Palisade strategy aggregates equity investment capital at an earlier stage of development, to more effectively accelerate the construction of commercially viable projects.