Abu Dhabi's Masdar to Acquire 50% Stake in US Renewable Player Terra-Gen

Abu Dhabi's clean energy champion, Masdar, has struck a deal to acquire a 50% stake in Terra-Gen, a leading US renewable energy producer. This strategic move strengthens Masdar's foothold in the booming American clean energy market and bolsters Terra-Gen's growth trajectory.

The acquisition, announced on March 19, 2024, sees Masdar acquiring the stake from Energy Capital Partners (ECP), a prominent investor in energy transition projects. ECP will fully exit its ownership in Terra-Gen, while the existing 50% stake held by Igneo Infrastructure Partners will remain unchanged.

This partnership aligns with Masdar's ambitious goal of establishing a global renewable energy portfolio exceeding 100 GW by 2030. The US market holds immense potential for Masdar, boasting the world's second-largest renewable energy sector. With solar and wind power poised to become the dominant electricity sources by the mid-2030s, according to US government projections, Masdar is strategically positioning itself to capitalize on this burgeoning market.

Terra-Gen presents a valuable asset for Masdar. Established in 2007, the company is a major player in the US renewable energy landscape, boasting a proven track record in developing, financing, and operating utility-scale clean energy projects. Terra-Gen currently manages a portfolio of wind and solar assets exceeding 2.4 GW across the US.

The acquisition is expected to be finalized by the end of 2024, subject to regulatory approvals. This collaboration between Masdar and Terra-Gen is anticipated to accelerate the development and deployment of clean energy projects in the US, contributing significantly to the country's decarbonization goals. By combining Masdar's financial muscle and global expertise with Terra-Gen's established presence and development prowess, the partnership presents a formidable force in the US renewable energy sector.

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