IMCO Invests in Canadian Hydroelectric Portfolio
The Investment Management Corporation of Ontario (IMCO) announced today that it has acquired a stake in a 413-megawatt Canadian hydroelectric portfolio from Brookfield Renewable Partners. IMCO was part of a consortium of buyers who acquired 25 percent interest in the portfolio.
“This transaction enables IMCO to invest in diverse hydroelectric assets that are fully-contracted with investment grade counterparties,” said Jean Michel, Chief Investment Officer, IMCO. “It underscores our capability to provide our clients with access to high-quality investment opportunities and aligns with our strategy of creating strong partnerships with leading, global infrastructure firms.”
Comprised of three assets, the portfolio includes the 349-megawatt Great Lakes Power system in Ontario, the 19-megawatt Carmichael facility in Ontario, and the 45-megawatt Kokish facility in British Columbia. The facilities are underpinned by power purchase agreements with investment-grade off-takers and long-term contracts.
Brookfield Renewable Partners owns and operates one of the largest publicly traded, pure-play renewable power platforms around the world, consisting of hydroelectric, wind, solar and storage facilities in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. They will retain management responsibilities for the acquired portfolio.
The Investment Management Corporation of Ontario (IMCO) manages $61.6 billion of assets on behalf of its clients. IMCO’s mandate is to provide broader public-sector institutions with investment management services, including portfolio construction advice, better access to a diverse range of asset classes and sophisticated risk management capabilities. IMCO is an independent organization, operating at arm’s length from government and guided by a highly experienced and professional Board of Directors. For more information, visit www.imcoinvest.com and follow us on Twitter @IMCOinvest.