Infrastructure Investment Off the Beaten Path
We invest away from the crowd, matching long-term private financing with underserved markets. Our community-focused and bottom-up approach targets mid-size energy infrastructure projects, with particular emphasis on critical infrastructure at the local level.
We specialize in essential infrastructure services that contribute to social well-being, security and prosperity, where demand is contractually protected or highly predictable over time.
Targeted Infrastructure Sectors
Northeast focuses primarily on three infrastructure investment categories: green infrastructure, transportation/connectivity and asset resiliency. All our investments to date are in Ontario – Canada’s most populous province and home to 40% of the country’s population. However, we are open to new investment opportunities throughout Canada.
- Combined heat and power, district energy, microgrids and energy storage systems to meet local needs for distributed energy resources.
- Biogas, renewable natural gas (biomethane) and geothermal facilities that deliver reliable carbon-neutral thermal energy to households and businesses.
- Water, wastewater and flood mitigation resources to safeguard local environmental quality and build resilience.
Transportation and Connectivity
- Electric and low-carbon vehicles to reduce emissions from municipal and regional fleets.
- Local airports, short-line rail systems and all-season roads to strengthen communities and enhance productivity.
- Broadband internet to help increase connectivity in unserved and underserved communities.
- Cybersecurity software to strengthen reliability of critical infrastructure.
- Applications to help preserve and extend the service life of long-term infrastructure assets.
- Enhanced system forecasting and visualization tools to improve energy planning and procurement decisions.
Province of Ontario
Key Regional Characteristics
Energy supply is a concern to small communities; Ring of Fire development
New infrastructure in development to maintain reliability
High growth in indoor agriculture driving significant electricity needs; strong focus on community-based sustainable energy solutions (e.g., district energy and electrification)
Climate change mitigation a key focus; communities driving greenhouse gas reduction measures (e.g., electrification of transit and thermal load)
Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and Central Ontario
High urban growth with significant needs for more capacity emerging; strong local interest in distributed energy resources (DERs)