First published in Cleantech magazine, March/April 2009.
By John O’Brien, Managing Director of Australian CleanTech
Babcock & Brown Wind Partners (BBW) is a pure wind energy business and one of the world’s largest owners of good quality wind energy generation facilities.
BBW's portfolio of assets currently includes wind farms in Europe, North America and the Asia Pacific. The portfolio is diversified by wind resource, currency, equipment, supplier, offtake arrangements and regulatory regime. BBW has grown from a single asset private investment vehicle in June 2003 to a company with 41 wind farms in four countries, three continents and eleven wind regions, and a total capacity as at January 2009 of 2,246MW. The average capacity factor for all of these wind farms is a very healthy 35%, with the best performing asset recording 47%.