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Ansonia Advises Bright Canyon Energy

NEW YORK, NY, January 27, 2020 –


In January of 2020, Bright Canyon Energy (BCE), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pinnacle West Capital Corporation (PNW), announced it acquired indirect ownership interests in two Tenaska-developed wind projects:

- A 9.9% interest in Tenaska Clear Creek Wind, LLC and

- A 5.1% interest in Nobles 2 Power Partners, LLC

This was BCE’s first renewable energy transaction

Ansonia Partners LLC (Ansonia) originated the transaction and acted as the buy-side financial advisor for BCE


Originated the transaction directly from Tenaska and presented the opportunity to BCE

Supported BCE in organizing and managing its due diligence and risk assessment process across the PNW franchise

Advised BCE on the unique PAYGO debt and tax structure of the projects, based on Ansonia’s deep understanding

Focused BCE’s review and understanding of the project contracts and identified key risk issues

Actively participated in negotiations between BCE and Tenaska on key deal terms including valuation and transaction documentation

Provided BCE financial modelling, accounting and project valuation support


Achieved BCE’s corporate goal of expansion in clean energy power outside of APS territory

Gained experience in the construction, ownership, and operation of wind projects

Invested in high-quality, fully contracted assets

Formed strategic partnership with Tenaska, a proven developer and operator, via a minority equity position

Demonstrated appropriate internal and external resources to provide a timely approval and execution process

BCE well positioned for continued investment opportunities in renewable energy and storage

Detailed case study here


Craig Orchant

O: 646 358-4920

Scott Medla

O: 646 357-3047

Susan Elkind

O: 646 357-3043


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