Energy Infrastructure Equity.

Our Sustainable Infrastructure strategy is focused on renewable energy and related infrastructure in North America, one of the fastest-growing markets for sustainable investments. It is a diversified portfolio of stable, long-term, cash-yielding operating assets.

Through our two operating businesses—Nautilus Solar and Potentia Renewables—we have access to a dedicated team of over 160 in-house professionals to manage the development, construction, financing and operation of renewable energy assets.

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Investment focus

Distributed Energy

Community solar is the fastest growing niche in the U.S. solar market, and is expected to more than double in the next 5 years.

We are uniquely positioned in distributed energy, being one of the five largest dedicated U.S. community solar operators.

Utility Scale

Utility scale projects contribute most of new generating capacity in North America, fuelled by the governments’ ambitious renewable energy goals.

Although a competitive market, our dedicated internal development and construction teams optimize the complete value chain.

Energy Storage

Energy storage is an inevitable solution to the intermittency of solar and wind energy, and a key component to creating a more reliable and stable grid.

The market is expected to grow at a ~20% CAGR through 2040, fuelled by significant investments which are set to improve the levelized cost of energy over time.

At a glance

  • Open-ended strategy with a concentrated investor base and average commitment of C$170 million.

  • C$1.8B of commitments from select investors, including pension funds, financial institutions, institutional investors and family offices.

  • 15 investment professionals and related functions with offices in Montreal, Toronto and New Jersey.

  • Experienced management teams with proven track records in both utility-scale and distributed generation/ community solar markets.

  • Full-cycle investment strategy that actively participates throughout the value chain - from greenfield development, through construction, to operations and asset management.
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Pierre-Olivier Perras

Managing Partner

Pierre-Olivier Perras is a Managing Partner of the Energy Infrastructure Partnership where he is actively involved in all investments made by the Partnership and oversees its growth. Prior to joining Power Sustainable, Pierre-Olivier worked at BMO Capital Markets, for over 20 years, where he held various leadership positions in the Investment and Corporate Banking Group, in his last role he was Head of the Power, Utilities and Infrastructure Group, leading an international team across North America and Europe. Prior to joining BMO Capital Markets, Pierre-Olivier was a senior consultant analyst with an actuarial consultant. He currently serves as Chairman on the board of directors of Nautilus Solar Energy and sits on the board of Lumenpulse, Lion Electric Company, and Potentia Renewables Inc. Pierre-Olivier holds an MBA from McGill University and a BSC in Actuarial Sciences from Laval University, and studied international business at the Netherlands’ Rotterdam School of Management. He is also a CFA charterholder, and serves on the board of directors of the Sainte-Justine Foundation.

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John Pires

Partner

John Pires is a Partner, Energy Infrastructure where he is actively involved in all investments, with a primary focus on leading new growth. He joined Power Sustainable after over 20 years in the renewables and power-related infrastructure sector. John was the Global Head of M&A and Project Finance at Northland Power, leading their global expansion into Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Prior to Northland, he was with Brookfield where he held senior positions in M&A and Corporate & Project Finance, with a focus on on growth in the Americas, and at Enmax Energy in Portfolio Management and Business Development. He currently serves on the board of directors for Nautilus Solar Energy and Potentia Renewables Inc. John is a CFA charterholder and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from McGill University.