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The Strategic Development & Acquisitions (SDA) Group has successfully leveraged Tenaska’s experience into renewable generation, including solar and wind. With a breadth of industry knowledge and expertise in power markets across the United States, SDA can create value through changing market, legislative and regulatory conditions.
We offer extensive knowledge in structuring and evaluating agreements, including partnerships, revenue contracts and land leases; an in-house environmental and legislative team; and the financial stability that is driven by conservative utilization of debt and tax equity.
In advancing value-oriented projects, the SDA Group utilizes the resources of the entire Tenaska organization. Affiliate Tenaska Power Services Co. is a leading provider of energy management services to the renewables industry.
As more states adopt and increase renewables portfolio standards (RPS), the SDA Group is well positioned to help customers meet these goals through increased renewables project development.
The SDA Group has developed two utility-scale solar projects – both of which are now operational and are owned and managed by Tenaska affiliates. Each of these projects was the largest commercially financed solar projects in the United States at the time.
SDA also manages a majority investment in Soltage, LLC, a distributed generation company focused on rooftop and ground-mounted solar systems.
SDA is actively pursuing greenfield wind development opportunities. These efforts are supported by an inventory of “safe harbored” wind turbines that allow projects utilizing the equipment to achieve full production tax credit qualification.
Through Tenaska Capital Management, LLC, a stand-alone affiliate, our seasoned professionals have managed the acquisition of more than $6.5 billion of power generating and midstream assets. The SDA Group has leveraged this experience to acquire a 470-megawatt portfolio of mid-stage wind development projects in Minnesota and North Dakota. These projects could be online as early as 2018.