The Mainstream business model offers the flexibility to take a targeted approach or a diversified approach depending on your risk/reward appetite. You can take the targeted approach by investing in a specific project or to take a more diversified approach and invest at holding company level.
Our shareholders’ money is focused on this space, the development and construction space. It’s a riskier area than the operating phase when the farm is built and generating electricity and cash. It’s riskier but we have a deep understanding of these risks and we’ve a track record in handling them, managing them and delivering the end result. There are rewards that are commensurate with those risks and investment in Mainstream’s Holding company offers an exposure to that type of risk.
Project level investment
Companies such as utilities, financials, industrials and so on are all negatively exposed to carbon in their existing portfolios and positions. Wind farms are one of the very few ways that they can get an off-setting exposure in addition to the electricity that’s generated.
Different types of investors have different risk reward appetites. This range of opportunities offers an attractive ‘a la carte’ approach.