Actively supporting Japan’s energy market transition
As one of the world’s leading green energy investors and advisers, Macquarie is supporting Japan’s energy market transition in several ways.
We have established a development platform, Acacia Renewables, to develop solar, onshore and offshore wind and biomass projects in Japan. Both directly and through local partnerships with leading market participants, including Maeda Corporation and three of the five largest global panel manufacturers, we are progressing a pipeline of wind and solar projects in excess of 1GW.
We are working with communities to ensure local benefits from the development of our projects and to ensure safe and responsible operation of our projects for the long term. Our development team in Japan includes engineers, developers, procurement specialists and construction and operating supervisors.
We are at the forefront of opening up new sources of capital to fund green energy projects. In 2017, we were appointed as Joint Lead Manager and Joint Bookrunner on the IPO of Canadian Solar Infrastructure Fund (CSIF), Japan’s largest listed infrastructure fund to date. The listing of CSIF provided a unique opportunity for retail and international capital to invest in the Japanese green energy sector.