In a report from MAKE Consulting, the group of leading wind power asset owners globally lost market share in 2015 despite adding capacity overall, amidst a general trend of fragmentation in the global market. The top 25 global asset owners, for example, controlled 170 GW of grid-connected wind capacity at the end of 2015, representing 41% of the world’s cumulative wind capacity. This is a decline from a 47% share in 2012.
This report includes an examination of 2015 ownership trends as well as in-depth data and analysis of the top 25 asset owners globally; the top 15 owners in AMER, EMEA, China, and Asia Pacific excluding China (APeC); and the top 10 owners in 11 key markets. MAKE has collected ownership data with coverage of 99.9% of the new wind capacity added in 2015 globally.
- IPPs continued to add a majority of annual global wind power growth in 2015 despite losing share
- Record global growth in 2015 led by China reinforces the leading positions of China-based asset owners
- U.S. policy certainty supports robust growth; utilities expected to scale up investments in renewable energy
- A banner year for offshore wind growth in Europe supported several asset owners’ portfolios in 2015
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