Utilities, Power & Renewables
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KeyBanc Capital Markets® (KBCM) is a leader in renewable energy investments in the U.S. and provides services to clean technology firms in the power generation, smart grid, energy management, and pollution control sectors. In 2021, KBCM continued to invest in its renewable investment banking team, doubling in size while enhancing its advisory and capital markets capabilities.
From 2018 through the first half of 2021, we ranked as the number #1 lender in terms of both the number and dollar volume of deals executed. For deals executed in just the first half of 2021, we ranked #2 in both the number and dollar volume of deals executed. This is the sixth consecutive year that we have finished in the top three, according to Dealogic 2021 rankings.
At year-end 2021, KeyBank NA (Key) had $6.5 billion committed to renewable energy projects, representing a cumulative capacity of 42.9 GW, a 7.0 GW increase compared to 2020. Key has committed more than $13.5 billion to renewable energy since the inception of the alternative energy team in 2007. These direct commitments by Key have helped to facilitate $52.5 billion of financings in the bank debt market for renewables.
A major highlight of the past year was KCBM’s role in one of the largest financing deals for a utility-scale standalone battery storage project. In October 2021, we successfully financed Plus Power’s $218.9 million Kapolei Energy Storage project. Kapolei consists of a stand-alone battery energy storage system with a capacity of 185 megawatts / 565 megawatt hours, which once complete, will be the fourth-largest battery storage project in the world. The project is located on Oahu, Hawaii, and is expected to be commercially operational by the fourth quarter of 2022. Once operational, the project will replace AES’s coal plant, the last remaining coal-fired generation in Hawaii, supporting the state's goal of shifting from fossil fuels to 100% renewable energy generation.
Our services cover the breadth of investment banking and financial advisory services all with the backing of one of the largest U.S. commercial banks.
Our capabilities include:
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Financial Advisory
- Debt Capital Markets
- Equity Capital Markets
- Project Financing
- Bond Underwriting
- Private Placements
- Asset-Backed Securities
- Interest Rate, Commodity and Currency Hedging
We establish long-term relationships with our clients in the utilities and renewable energy sectors. This deep-dive approach allows us to bring our extensive knowledge and current context to both individual transactions and long-term strategies. Our integrated team across products and services accelerates speed to market for our clients.
Our clients are public and private companies that build, own, and operate energy infrastructure.
- Electric Cooperatives
- Electric Transmission
- Energy Marketers
- Energy Storage
- Independent Power
- Investor-owned Utilities
- Municipal Power
- Renewables (Wind, Solar, Other)