qualified capital for sustainable infrastructure
Alturus provides capital and structured solutions for energy efficiency and for sustainable infrastructure projects.

Fortune 1000 companies work with Alturus to structure comprehensive financing solutions for their energy conservation, generation and storage initiatives.

Alturus enables customers to maximize the benefits available from the latest energy efficiency, HVAC, water treatment, equipment controls, building automation systems or onsite cogeneration technologies. By working with Alturus, companies are able to dramatically reduce energy costs and greatly improve the environmental performance of their operations.

Historically, the latest energy conservation, generation and storage technologies have required end users to make a significant capital investment to install at scale.

Fortune 1000 energy managers have been forced to fight for capital investment allocations in order to pursue cost saving energy management initiatives that would help meet sustainability targets. These investment requirements compete with other core business activities and make installing at scale a challenge.

Until now.

Alturus provides qualified capital for sustainable infrastructure projects. We work with Fortune 1000 companies to structure comprehensive financing solutions for their energy conservation, generation and storage initiatives. Companies work with Alturus as the preferred financing partner for their HVAC, building automation, equipment control, onsite cogeneration, energy storage and water treatment projects.

Alturus enables companies to structure and deploy energy efficiency and sustainable infrastructure upgrades at scale without any capital investment required. As a result, energy and facilities managers can spend their time working on projects that reduce costs and improve the environmental performance of their operations.

How It Works
Alturus structures and manages the entire project construction and financing process for our customers with a turnkey approach.

Alturus has developed a suite of advisory services and contract structures that enable customers to leverage the most efficient lighting, HVAC, building control, onsite cogeneration, energy storage and water treatment technologies available with no upfront corporate capital expense.

Alturus identifies, optimizes, develops and finances portfolios of energy efficiency projects to maximize the value of its customers’ energy management and sustainability initiatives. This approach enables customers to deploy programmatic solutions at scale and across facility footprints to accelerate reductions in carbon emissions and energy costs.


Chris Hayes, managing partner

Chris is a founder and Managing Partner of Alturus. He has a twenty-year career building innovative companies within clean energy and financial technology. Prior, Chris was a founder of Altenex where they originated, analyzed and closed over $4 billion of clean energy projects. Altenex pioneered the contract structure making offsite renewable energy purchases possible for the Fortune 1000. He has a passion for building companies and transforming emerging markets. Chris lives in Sun Valley, ID with his family and enjoys time with them in the mountains and on the ocean.

Charles Esdaile

Charles Esdaile, managing partner

As a founder of Altenex, Charles lead market development and strategy for Altenex. He was responsible for identifying opportunities for buy-side subscribers to align their interests to increase the value of their energy management initiatives. Charles’s background includes experience in investment banking and strategic consulting. Throughout his career, Charles has delivered numerous strategic solutions to Fortune 500 companies with a particular focus on the intersection of technology, energy and infrastructure.

Charlie Daum

Charlie Daum, managing director

Charlie has an extensive career in clean energy, power markets and energy finance. He has been involved in many areas of the energy business specializing in all aspects of project development, M&A, power markets and origination. Prior to Alturus, Charlie was a founding member of Geronimo Energy and most recently served as Managing Director at Altenex where he worked closely with Fortune 500 clients to deliver innovative and effective clean energy solutions to meet their unique needs.

Gopal Vemuri

Gopal Vemuri, managing director

Gopal Vemuri has extensive experience in the energy markets, from project acquisition to PPA negotiation and execution. He has raised more than $500M on funding for power projects with over 2.5 GW capacity, and determined pricing and strategy for over 500 MW of contracted capacity. He most recently served as Director of Capital Markets for Edison Energy, where he led the establishment of the capital markets divi- sion, launched an investment partnership with a multi-billion dollar IPP, and raised $50M in funding for investment in on-site energy solutions including CHP and battery storage.

Nick Riva

Nick Riva, director

Nick Riva began his career in infrastructure and project finance in 2010. He joins Alturus from Global Infrastructure Partners (“GIP”), a leading infrastructure fund with >$48 billion in AUM, where he focused on investments in renewable energy, power and transportation. At GIP, he led the investment process for a +320 MW distributed generation portfolio as part of GIP’s $1.4 billion acquisition of NRG’s renewable development and operations platform. Prior to GIP, Nick worked in the Global Industrials Group in investment banking at UBS. Nick holds a B.S. and M.S. in Civil Engineering from Stanford University.