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Institutional investment funds weigh in on UK windfarms

Institutional investor funds and private equity firms are continuing to buy into the UK’s onshore wind energy sector as utilities look to monetise investments and improve their balance sheets. Siân Crampsie investigates

In the past five years, infrastructure fund managers and private equity firms have increased their holdings in the onshore wind sector, driven by the prospect of low-risk, stable returns generated by operational projects grandfathered under the Renewables Obligation (RO) scheme.
And while recent proposed policy changes have thrown prospects for new windfarm developments into doubt, the availability of low-cost capital currently available on the market means that transactions involving completed projects are growing.

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