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D.E. Shaw Renewable Investments (DESRI): High Frequency to High Efficiency

Updated: Sep 1, 2023

DESRI Portfolio Statistics/Background

Total Owned Capacity: 483.7 MW

Average Wind Farm Capacity: 53.7 MW

Average COD: 2015

D.E. Shaw is among the best returning hedge funds in history. D. E. Shaw & Co. manages ~$55 billion in AUM, ~$35 billion of which are alternative investments and the remaining $20 billion long-oriented investments (as of June 1, 2021). -Source Wikipedia

"D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments (DESRI) seeks a resourceful individual to join its team as an analyst. The analyst will help augment investing efforts in the renewable energy space. DESRI has successfully built three industry-leading renewable energy companies within the firm, including First Wind, Deepwater Wind, and DESRI. The group has raised over $15 billion of debt and equity capital, and actively acquires, develops, and manages long-term contracted renewable energy assets in North America; DESRI also currently owns and/or operates over 4,500 MWac of capacity in operation or under construction, with an additional pipeline of projects in excess of 2 GW. The role offers the opportunity to join a collegial, dynamic, and inclusive working environment as part of a highly skilled team." Source D.E. Shaw

While traditionally focused on automated trading-based activities. D.E. Shaw has made renewable energy investing a core tenant of its business. What We Do - The D. E. Shaw Group (

Below is a ongoing blog on DESRI's investing activities in the wind energy sector. The goal is to give clients and users of an understanding of how a pioneering data-driven hedge fund is generating alpha from the energy transition induced infrastructure boom.

US Wind Farms Owned by DESRI

Recent DESRI Wind Projects

Map of Orchard Windfarms 2 and 4

Balko Wind (DESRI's Largest Wind Farm)

(42% Average Monthly Capacity Factor) (Beaver County, Oklahoma)

Map of Balko Wind

In addition to its principal wind energy investing, DESRI has a Joint Venture (JV) with Accelerate Resources to acquire landowner Wind and Solar royalties named Activate Renewables. Please find more info in the links to the press release and Activate Renewables below

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