We consider continued renewables expansion in developed markets and explore the themes of repowering, overpowering, co-location and grid capacity constraints
According to the IEA, in 2023 Global annual renewable capacity additions increased by almost 50% to nearly 510 gigawatts (GW), the fastest growth rate in the past two decades and the 22nd year in a row that renewable capacity additions set a new record. The increases in renewable capacity in both Europe and the United States hit all-time highs, with over 22% of European energy demand now being met by renewable sources and over 305 GW of renewable power capacity today installed in the USA.
In this latest episode of Keeping it Real Assets we consider continued renewables expansion in developed markets and explore the themes of repowering, overpowering, co-location and grid capacity constraints. John Di Marco, Managing Director of Igneo, USA leads the discussion of these themes with Hamish Lea-Wilson, Partner, Igneo Europe and explores the realities of the practical challenges of implementing continued growth with Guilherme Portugal, Business Development Director of Finerge and Gus Luna, Chief Development Offier at Terra-Gen. These two portfolio companies owned by Igneo today operate over 4GW of wind and solar operations across Iberia and the US.