Renewable Energy M&A: CC&L Infrastructure's Strategic Acquisition of Sharp Hills Wind Farm in Alberta

published on 15 February 2024


In a significant leap towards a greener future, Connor, Clark & Lunn Infrastructure (CC&L Infrastructure) has announced its acquisition of a majority stake in the Sharp Hills wind farm from EDP Renewables Canada Ltd. (EDPR Canada). This strategic move not only strengthens CC&L Infrastructure's renewable energy portfolio but also underscores the growing momentum in Canada's energy transition. Let's delve into the details of this acquisition and its implications for the renewable energy sector.

Expanding Renewable Energy Footprint:

A Major Investment in Wind Power:

The Sharp Hills wind farm, located in southeastern Alberta, stands as one of Canada's largest onshore wind farms with approximately 300 MW of capacity. This acquisition, valued at an estimated Enterprise Value of C$0.6 billion for an 80% stake, propels CC&L Infrastructure's wind generation assets beyond 600 MW. The project's capacity to generate clean energy equivalent to the power used by over 160,000 Alberta homes is a testament to its significance in the region's renewable energy landscape.

Contributing to Local Economy and Energy Security:

The construction of the Sharp Hills wind farm has been a boon to the local economy, creating jobs and providing funding to the community. With the project fully contracted through a 15-year power purchase agreement, it ensures a stable and secure supply of clean energy. The completion of the remaining construction by Q2 2024 is eagerly anticipated, further solidifying Alberta's position in the renewable energy sector.

Strategic Partnerships and Future Prospects:

Strengthening Collaboration with EDPR:

CC&L Infrastructure's partnership with EDPR is not new; this acquisition marks their second transaction, following the previous acquisition of a 560 MW portfolio of wind and solar assets in the United States. EDPR will retain a minority equity interest in Sharp Hills and continue to operate and manage the project, ensuring a seamless transition and continued excellence in operations.

Looking Ahead to Renewable Opportunities:

With a history of owning over 80 clean energy projects, CC&L Infrastructure is well-positioned to capitalize on the increasing demand for renewable power. The firm is actively pursuing further investment opportunities, driven by the broader energy transition underway. The Sharp Hills project is a clear indication of CC&L Infrastructure's commitment to expanding its renewable energy portfolio and contributing to a sustainable future.


The acquisition of the Sharp Hills wind farm by CC&L Infrastructure is a significant milestone in Canada's renewable energy journey. It not only enhances CC&L Infrastructure's renewable energy portfolio but also contributes to the nation's grid resiliency and energy security. As we move forward, the continued collaboration between CC&L Infrastructure and EDPR promises to bring forth more opportunities for growth and investment in the renewable energy sector. Let's embrace this shift towards a more sustainable and green future, where investments like these pave the way for a cleaner, brighter tomorrow.

The above analysis is proprietary to Enerdatics’ energy analytics team, based on the current understanding of the available data. The information is subject to change and should not be taken to constitute professional advice or a recommendation.

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