Carlyle Launches Telis Energy in Europe

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Carlyle Group announced the launch of Telis Energy, a new renewables platform that will develop renewable energy projects, with a focus on solar, in the UK, France, Spain, and Germany, with plans to expand to other European markets.

Telis, headquartered in London, will develop and partner on high-quality renewable energy projects, seeking to play a key role in the European energy transformation by 2030, with a project pipeline of more than 10GW.

Telis will be led by CEO Adrien Pinsard, a renewable energy sector veteran with over 16 years of experience managing and building renewable projects in Europe. He and his leadership team will be in charge of finding, planning, and carrying out development and investment opportunities for Telis.

Carlyle sees renewables as central to its infrastructure strategy and seeks to capitalise on significant global opportunities.

Carlyle launched Copia Power, a large-scale renewable energy platform in the US, in 2021, with plans to begin construction on more than 1GW of projects in 2023 and a pipeline of more than 16GW under development.

The launch of Telis builds on the strong momentum of investment and development in renewables, as well as Carlyle's experience in this area. As of September 30, 2022, Carlyle had put about $1.2 billion globally into renewable assets like solar and wind since December 2018.

Adrien Pinsard, CEO of Telis Energy, said:

“In launching Telis, we have the ambition of developing a renewable energy platform and sustainability player. Backed by the Telis’s team’s market knowledge and development capabilities, we look forward to executing a robust pipeline and identifying further opportunities as energy security needs accelerate the adoption of renewable energy. The formation of Telis reflects Carlyle’s continued commitment to renewable energy opportunity and innovation in global decarbonisation efforts, and we look forward to harnessing their local insights and global experience.”

Pooja Goyal, Chief Investment Officer of Carlyle's Infrastructure Group, said:

"The launch of Telis shows Carlyle's confidence in Europe's renewables sector and the important role it will play in our broader infrastructure strategy. Using Carlyle's experience, we believe Telis is well-positioned to capture emerging opportunities in solar and other renewables segments across European markets, benefiting from increased buyer demand for scalable and well-supplied solutions."

Source: Carlyle Group

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