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  • March 18 - 22, 2024
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Peter L. Corsell

I Squared Capital

Global InfraTech Fund Partner

Peter Corsell is a Global InfraTech Fund Partner investing in sustainable energy and infrastructure technology at I Squared Capital, an independent global infrastructure investment firm with $36 billion of assets under management in the energy, utilities, telecom, transport and social infrastructure sectors across the Americas, Europe and Asia.

Corsell is Chairman of Atlantic Power & Utilities, a leading power generation and infrastructure company with a well-diversified portfolio of assets across the United States and Canada. Corsell is also Chairman of GridPoint,a leading clean technology company, which he founded in 2003 and led as CEO until 2010. GridPoint has deployed more than 500,000 connected devices and saved its customers over $700 million while avoiding more than 10 billion pounds of CO2 emissions.

As an investor and entrepreneur, Corsell is known for successfully bringing emerging technologies to market. MIT’s Technology Review recognized him as one of the world’s top innovators under age 35, the World Economic Forum named him a Young Global Leader, and the National Association of Corporate Directors included him on its inaugural list of leading directors under 40.

Corsell serves on the Board of Directors at GridPoint, Atlantic Power & Utilities, and Fermata Energy, and is a member of the Yale School of Architecture Dean’s Council. Earlier in his career, Corsell served with the Central Intelligence Agency and with the U.S. Department of State in Havana, Cuba. He holds a BSFS degree from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.

Sessions With Peter L. Corsell

Wednesday, 8 March

  • 07:15am - 08:20am (CST) / 08/mar/2023 01:15 pm - 08/mar/2023 02:20 pm

    The Role of Private Capital in Funding the Energy Transition

    Finance & Investment/Trading & Risk Management/ESG
    While public market funds run by institutional investors have been shifting allocations toward cleantech companies, they are often hamstrung by a limited universe of pure-play cleantech equities and index-tracking methodologies that limit their ability to take longer-duration bets. The real action for energy transition investors to date has been in private equity, where funds can take duration risk and have overcome liquidity limitations by successfully raising historically large funds. The pace of private equity dealmaking, which slowed in early 2022, has accelerated sharply again for cleantech since the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act in the United States. How much of the pent-up private equity capital remains to be run through, and how will the even larger universe of public market investors gain access to these growing markets?