Partnering Models

One of the Strategic Development & Acquisitions (SDA) Group’s greatest advantages is Tenaska’s financial strength and long-standing relationships with industry participants, financial institutions and investors. The SDA team is experienced with a variety of equity models – from partnerships to private equity investments.

The SDA Group adeptly identifies opportunities to optimize investments while minimizing commercial, commodity and financial risk.

As managing general partner in each project Tenaska has developed, the company is known for transparency with investors and partners, offering straightforward and candid information on Tenaska projects and the energy industry as a whole.

Partner Model

Tenaska’s traditional investment model was designed around an interest in working with strong, financially stable partners to create successful projects that operate under long-term power purchase agreements. The team established long-standing relationships with these partners, many of which have partnered with Tenaska on multiple projects and continue to seek new ways to work with the company.

Partially Hedged Model

As power markets evolve and provide fewer opportunities for long-term power purchase agreements, the SDA Group has diversified its partner model to include partially hedged projects. Short-term energy hedging can create cash flow stability and can be complementary in centrally cleared markets that also offer capacity payments.

Private Equity Model

The SDA Group has extensive background in capital sourcing and ongoing management, including private equity funds comprised of multiple institutional investors, as well as single-project partnerships.

Through affiliate Tenaska Capital Management, LLC, a manager of private equity investments, our experienced professionals have managed $6.5 billion in investments and acquisitions on behalf of institutional investors. This includes power generation and midstream assets and companies.