CEFC made a AU$75 million cornerstone equity commitment to Palisade Renewable Energy Fund (PREF), which is seeking to attract commitments from mid-tier and large institutional investors, to invest alongside co-investors, also managed by Palisade. These Mid-tier investors have historically had limited exposure to renewable energy investment opportunities because in many cases they lack the scale to be direct investors. The PREF, managed by Palisade Investment Partners (Palisade), has a target size of AU$500 million and invests in renewable energy projects in Australia.
PREF, one of Australia’s first dedicated renewable energy funds of significant scale, provides investors access to the Australian renewable energy sector through the acquisition and development of more than 500MW in renewable energy projects. PREF will primarily focus on large-scale solar and wind projects. It will benefit from Palisade’s comprehensive mapping of wind and solar farm development opportunities in Australia.