Ecofin U.S. Renewables Infrastructure Trust plc's investment objective is to provide shareholders with an attractive level of current distributions by investing in a diversified portfolio of mixed renewable energy and sustainable infrastructure assets predominantly located in the United States with prospects for modest capital appreciation over the long term.

Fund Stats as of 29/11/2021:

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Share Price (US$)

$0.98

Latest Quarterly NAV

$1.01

Premium/Discount

-2.75%

Dividends declared

0.8¢

Why RNEW?

Ecofin U.S. Renewables Infrastructure Trust PLC (“RNEW” or the “Company”) targets attractive risk-adjusted returns and a sustainable dividend yield through a differentiated investment strategy focused on the middle market of U.S. renewable energy.

  • Highly experienced manager: U.S. based team with extensive investment experience and proprietary sourcing network in U.S. renewable energy
  • Contracted revenues from selected renewable assets: Long-term fixed-price revenue contracts with investment grade quality power purchasers yield stable revenues from selected U.S. solar and wind assets which are uncorrelated to listed securities
  • U.S. renewables market with promising growth outlook: $360 billion growth opportunity projected over next decade with historic unified government support to achieve 2035 carbon-free U.S. power sector goal

News & Insights

Conference Features

Managing Director and Group Lead – Private Clean Energy and Infrastructure Jerry Polecek was a featured speaker at the Proximo US Power and Renewables Finance 2021 conference in Austin, Texas, discussing the future of power generation in the USA and how it will be successfully delivered in light of net-zero. 

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Managing Director - Private Clean Energy and Infrastructure Prashanth Prakash spoke at the Novogradac 2021 Fall Renewable Energy and Environmental Tax Credits Conference as part of the Developer/Sponsor roundtable.

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LSE Green Economy MarkProud to be awarded the London Stock Exchange Green Economy Mark

Ecofin U.S. Renewables Infrastructure Trust PLC (“RNEW” or the “Company”) is a closed ended investment company incorporated in England and Wales. The Company’s ordinary shares (“Shares”) were admitted to the Official List of the Financial Conduct Authority and to trading on the premium listing segment of the main market of the London Stock Exchange on 22 December 2020. The Company’s ordinary shares can be traded in USD (ticker “RNEW”), or in GBP (ticker “RNEP”). The Company has been awarded the London Stock Exchange Green Economy Mark.

Objectives

The Company’s investment objective is to provide Shareholders with an attractive level of current distributions by investing in a diversified portfolio of mixed renewable energy and sustainable infrastructure assets predominantly located in the United States with prospects for modest capital appreciation over the long term.

RNEW operates with ESG considerations and criteria analysis integrated in its Investment Manager’s investment process to optimize its impact and mitigate risk. Its activities seek to directly contribute to decarbonising the power sector predominantly through long-term sustainable energy investments in wind, solar, and other types of renewable and sustainable infrastructure.

Investment Manager

RNEW is managed by Ecofin Advisors, LLC (the “Investment Manager”) which is SEC registered and has been appointed as the Company’s alternative investment fund manager (“AIFM”). Ecofin Investments, LLC is the parent of registered investment advisers Ecofin Advisors, LLC and Ecofin Advisors Limited (collectively “Ecofin”) with operations in the U.S. and London. Ecofin is a sustainable investment firm dedicated to uniting ecology and finance. Ecofin’s mission is to generate strong risk-adjusted returns while optimising investors’ impact on society and aligning with UN Sustainable Development Goals. Ecofin’s teams are sociallyinded, ESG-attentive investors, harnessing years of expertise investing in sustainable infrastructure, energy transition, clean water & environment and social impact.

Latest Announcements

Financial Calendar

Ordinary share dividends declared February, May, August, November
AGM June
Half-year end 30 June
Release of Interim Report September
Financial year-end 31 December
Release of Annual Report April

 

6 investments
four investments closed and two further commitments since the IPO on 22 December 2020

Diversified utility scale and commercial solar portfolio of
58 assets
spanning four U.S. states

 

~75%
IPO proceeds committed
as of 31 July 2021

Invested Capital Since IPO

As of 30 June 2021. Source: Ecofin.
1. Does not include additional $25m post 30 June 2021 commitment

Investment Name

Sector

State

Capacity (MW)1

Ownership2

Number of assets

Phase

Start of Operations

Remaining revenue contract term

Contracted Revenue Source(s)

Acquisition Date

Beacon Solar 2

Utility Scale Solar

California

29.5

49.5%

1

Operational

2017

21.5

PPA with utility

Feb 2021

Beacon Solar 5

Utility Scale Solar

California

23.9

49.5%

1

Operational

2017

21.4

PPA with utility

Feb 2021

SED Solar Portfolio

Commercial Solar

Massachusetts, Connecticut

11.3

100%

52

Operational

2012-2019

15.2

 

PPA with municipalities, schools, universities, and commercial offtakers (including fixed price contract for solar incentives);

Dec 2020

Ellis Road Solar

Commercial Solar

Massachusetts

7.1

100%

1

Operational

2021

19.9

FIT with utility

Dec 2020

Oliver Solar

Commercial Solar

California

4.8

100%

1

Construction3

20213

14.0

PPA with commercial offtaker

Dec 2020

Skillman Solar

Commercial Solar

New Jersey

2.6

100%

1

Construction

2021E

15.0

FIT with state power agency; commercial offtaker

Sep 2021E

Totals

 

 

79.2

 

58

 

 

18.3

 

 

As of 30 June 2021
E = Estimate
1. Capacity reflects RNEW’s proportionate ownership interest in the assets
2. Cash equity ownership
3. Oliver Solar achieved mechanical completion during Q2 2021 and subsequently commenced operations following certain enhancements requested by the offtaker

The companies/securities are shown for illustrative purposes only and their inclusion should not be interpreted as a recommendation to buy or sell. The data is historic information as at the stated date, and should not be assumed to be the current or future holdings of the Fund. No liability is accepted in the provision of this data.

Ecofin U.S. Renewables Infrastructure Trust plc (RNEW)

As of 29/11/2021

Share Price (US$)

$0.9790

Share Price Change Percentage

0.0000%

Latest Quarterly NAV 1

$1.0067

Premium/Discount

-2.7516%

  1. as of 29/11/2021

Share Price

(as of 29/11/2021)

RNEP (GBP) price information is available via London Stock Exchange

Dividend History

  1. Represents US$ cents per ordinary share

Shareholders have the option to receive dividends in US$ or GBP

Latest Announcements

Share prices and NAV information

The Company’s ordinary shares are traded on the London Stock Exchange.

LEI: 2138004JUQUL9VKQWD21
ISIN: GB00BLPK4430
SEDOL (traded in U.S. dollars): BLPK443
SEDOL (traded in sterling): BMXZ812
Ticker (traded in U.S. dollars): RNEW
Ticker (traded in sterling): RNEP

The Company releases its NAV to the London Stock Exchange quarterly. These announcements are available on the Reuters and Bloomberg news services, as is other information about the Company. They are also available at the link above.

Board of Directors

Patrick O’D BourkePatrick O'D Bourke
25 years experience

  • Significant investment experience in Europe, U.S. and Australia
  • Experience in energy and infrastructure, especially renewable energy
  • Served as Chairman of Audit Committee at Affinity Water and Chairman of Trustees of Viridian Group pension fund
  • Previously with Peat Marwick (now KPMG), Hill Samuel, Barclays de Zoete Wedd and Powergen
  • Cambridge University

Tammy RichardsTammy Richards
25 years experience

  • Expertise in risk management, structured finance and multi-sector leadership
  • Served as the Deputy Chief Credit officer of the energy finance unit, a global US$15 billion business focused on complex debt and equity investments in the energy sector
  • Held positions of European Risk Leader, Emerging Markets for the Structured Finance Group in London and Deputy Chief Risk Officer for Energy Financial Services
  • Previously a Managing Director, Credit Risk and Portfolio Analytics with GE Capital Corporation
  • Dartmouth College and Cornell University

Louisa VincentLouisa Vincent
30 years experience

  • Significant experience in financial services in the UK, Australia, Benelux, Nordics and the Gulf
  • Held position of Managing Director, Head of Institutions at Lazard Asset Management, and before that, Head of Client Service for SSgA
  • Chair of Fight For Sight, the UK’s leading eye research charity
  • MBA (Exec) from Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM). Deakin University/Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

David FletcherDavid Fletcher
40 years experience

  • Currently Chairman of two Audit Committees, and related non executive directorships
  • Direct experience and involvement in Board Risk, Remuneration and Compliance Committees
  • Understanding of board and management dynamics and governance from membership to Exco etc
  • Held CF1 and CF2 FCA controlled functions
  • Strong understanding of corporate strategy, business development as well as acquisition and disposal of businesses
  • International dimension, having worked in Hong Kong and Japan as well as Director of a Group with operations in overseas jurisdictions
  • Broad sector experience including Asset Management, Family Office, Life Assurance, Private Equity and Corporate Advisory
  • Prior executive directorships of UK regulated Companies
  • Member of the Finance Committee of The Hurlingham Club (2013-2017) and currently a Governor of the Roehampton Church of England Primary School

Investment Team

Jerry PolacekJerry Polacek, CFA
Managing Director and Group Lead
20 years experience

  • Co-founded Energy & Infrastructure Capital LLC (EIC)
  • Co-founded GE Energy Financial Services’ renewable energy group
  • Adelphi University, BA; Columbia University, MBA

Matthew OrdwayMatthew Ordway
Managing Director
19 years experience

  • Co-founded EIC
  • Previously with Ridgeline, First Wind, GE Energy Financial Services
  • Fairfield University, BS; Columbia University, BS, MBA

Prashanth PrakashPrashanth Prakash, CFA
Director
13 years experience

  • Co-founded EIC
  • Previously with Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management and JPM Infrastructure Investment Fund
  • National Institute of Technology, India, BS; University of Rochester, MBA

Company Secretary & Registered Office

PraxisIFM Fund Services (UK) Limited

1st Floor, Senator House
85 Queen Victoria Street
London
EC4V 4AB

  • Investment Manager

    Ecofin Advisors, LLC

    6363 College Boulevard
    Suite 100A
    Overland Park, KS 66211

  • Administrator

    PraxisIFM Fund Services (UK) Limited

    85 Queen Victoria Street
    London
    EC4V 4AB

  • Broker

    Stifel Nicolaus Europe Limited

    150 Cheapside
    London EC2V 6ET

  • Legal advisers to the Company

    Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

    3 More London Riverside
    London
    SE1 2AQ

  • Auditor

    BDO LLP

    BDO LLP
    55 Baker Street
    London
    W1U 7EU

  • Registrar

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    BS99 6ZZ, United Kingdom
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Portfolio Impact Stats

32,405
Tonnes of CO2e Reduction

=

81,439,896
Miles driven by an average passenger
vehicle from GHG emissions

9,217M
Litres of water reduction

=

3,690
Olympic size pools

Impact goal: Allocate capital using an ESG integrated investment process to build and operate a diversified portfolio of renewable energy assets that achieves RNEW’s investment objective

The Company’s emphasis on ESG comes from the top: its Board of Directors is diverse and has substantial and relevant investment experience to provide strong corporate governance.

RNEW is focused on allocating capital using an investment process which fully integrates ESG considerations and analysis to build and operate a diversified portfolio of renewable energy assets consistent with RNEW’s investment objective. The Company has selected Ecofin as its investment manager which aligns with its investment and impact objectives.

Ecofin, through its parent company, is a signatory to the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and incorporates ESG analysis into its investment and reporting process. All Ecofin’s investment strategies for renewable infrastructure are designed to provide investors with attractive long-term returns and a level of impact that aligns with United Nations Sustainable Development Goals:

This strategy seeks to achieve positive impacts that align with the following UN Sustainable Development Goals