Energy Capital Partners acquires Triple Oak Power from EnCap Investments L.P.

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Summit-based Energy Capital Partners recently announced that it acquired Triple Oak Power from EnCap Energy Transition Fund I and its co-investors, Yorktown Partners and Mercuria Energy.

Founded in 2020 and headquartered in Portland, Oregon, Triple Oak, through greenfield development and acquisitions, develops and monetizes high-quality renewable energy projects to accelerate the U.S. transition to renewable energy and help shape a more diverse, reliable and sustainable power grid.

Led by an executive team with deep experience leading some of the country’s largest renewable companies, Triple Oak manages a pipeline of more than 8 gigawatts of renewable development projects, comprised of predominantly utility-scale wind opportunities in the central and western U.S.

“ECP is excited to work with Triple Oak Power to execute our shared mission of delivering cost-effective, clean energy to consumers,” Schuyler Coppedge, partner at ECP, said. “Triple Oak’s talented team shares our passion for developing integrated, diverse and sustainable electricity infrastructure and has leveraged its senior executives’ deep experience in renewables to execute on a unique strategic vision. ECP has a longstanding history of investing at scale in the renewable energy space, and we look forward to applying our expertise and capital to facilitate Triple Oak’s continued growth.”

“EnCap is delighted by the success of its partnership with the Triple Oak Power team. Triple Oak Power started with a contrarian idea to create a wind-centric development platform and, through the management team’s efforts, is now the preeminent U.S. wind development platform. We would like to express our appreciation to the entire Triple Oak Power team for the excellent partnership that we have enjoyed and for the success achieved by the business during EnCap’s ownership,” Kellie Metcalf, managing partner at EnCap, said. “We are confident that the company will continue to thrive as a major contributor in the renewables space.”

“We are proud of the platform that the Triple Oak team has created alongside our partner, EnCap, and we are thrilled to partner with ECP in the next chapter of growth for Triple Oak Power,” Jesse Gronner, CEO of Triple Oak, said. “ECP’s renewable energy expertise and world-class resources make them a perfect financial backer as we accelerate project development to meet the growing demand for clean energy. Triple Oak remains committed to a transparent approach to our business and to building diverse teams and projects moving forward.”

Marathon Capital acted as the exclusive financial adviser to EnCap and Triple Oak on the transaction, and Sidley Austin LLP served as legal counsel to EnCap and Triple Oak. Latham & Watkins LLP served as legal adviser to ECP.

Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.