The Alturus team has a strong track record of accelerating markets through innovative structuring and process improvements in the clean energy sector.

Our Background

In their prior venture, the Alturus founders created the standard contract for corporate offsite renewables procurement and brokered some of the largest early VPPAs in the industry, which led to massive increase in utilization of renewables by the F1000. Through our roots in the corporate energy and sustainability, we have unparalleled experience in:

Leverage

Providing operating leverage to corporate energy, sustainability, treasury and procurement professionals by acting as an extension of their team and taking on large initiatives

Streamlining

Working closely with C-Suite executives to streamline complex energy related contract structures into standardized, approved solutions

Navigating

Navigating complex stakeholder considerations, corporate procurement policies, financial reporting issues, internal approval processes and bottlenecks within customer organizations

Structuring

Structuring solutions that meet stringent operating, accounting, and capital requirements

Identifying

Identifying and capturing large energy opportunities for F1000 clients that have enterprise-level cost and carbon impacts

Capital Source

Alturus is partnered with Generate Capital to invest in sustainable infrastructure projects. The partnership provides Alturus with up to $600 million to be deployed into energy efficiency, onsite generation and storage solutions for its customers.

capital deployment target for the next two years

Generate builds, owns, operates, and finances sustainable infrastructure that delivers affordable and reliable resource solutions for companies, governments and communities. Over the last five years, Generate has built more than $1 billion in sustainable infrastructure assets across the energy, waste, water and transport markets. Generate uses low-cost permanent capital to provide long-term funding to ESG focused projects at competitive rates that drive the broad adoption of sustainability related technologies and solutions. Generate recently secured $1 billion in new equity funding from some of the world’s leading institutions focused on infrastructure, including AustralianSuper, QIC, Railways Pension, and AP2 of Sweden.

Chris Hayes

Chris Hayes

Managing Partner

Bio

Chris is a founder and managing partner of Alturus. He has a twenty year career innovating in finance and clean energy. Prior, Chris was a founder of Altenex where he originated, analyzed, negotiated and closed over $4 billion of clean energy projects. He has a passion for building companies and transforming emerging markets. Chris lives in New England with his family and enjoys time with them on the ocean and in the mountains.

Gopal Vemuri

Gopal Vemuri

Managing Director

Bio

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 division, 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.

Charlie Daum

Charlie Daum

Managing Director

Bio

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.

Gary Reiff

Gary Reiff

Director, Energy Engineering

Bio

Gary Reiff, PE, CEM, has over 30 years of experience leading the identification, development and implementation of energy efficiency and sustainable facility infrastructure projects. He has worked across many markets, including commercial and industrial facilities, municipalities, and universities to drive immediate energy cost reductions and increased resiliency. Prior to Alturus, Gary was an Engineering Manager for Johnson Controls and lead the development of over $100M in implemented projects for their customers. Gary’s expertise leading comprehensive upgrades and retrofits includes discovering, optimizing and implementing unique energy saving opportunities while building long-term M&V programs to monitor and maintain performance throughout the projects’ life.

Jeff Ottaviano

Jeff Ottaviano

Project Development Manager

Bio

Jeff Ottaviano, CEM, has over 30 years of experience in the energy industry. He has organized and managed multi-discipline teams of professionals to strategically plan and design projects that enhance system infrastructure, reduce energy and water consumption, and generate on-site energy from traditional or renewable sources. Prior to Alturus, Jeff has held various project development manager roles for AECOM, Toshiba, Constellation Energy, Enron, and Johnson Controls.

Fred Polenz

Fred Polenz

Director, Business Development

Bio

Fred has nearly 30 years of experience in the energy industry, all within sales, marketing and operations. He has led sales origination teams and has been in direct sales of retail energy commodity, renewable energy, technical sales within energy solutions, and most recently has worked with the largest global energy users within the sustainable energy solutions segment. Prior to joining Alturus, Fred worked with ENGIE N.A. within its energy solutions unit, and has held senior leadership positions with Just Energy, CPower, Constellation Energy and others.

Julian Murray-Brown

Julian Murray-Brown

Corporate Development

Bio

Julian joins Alturus after working with a United States Senate office on development of environmental and energy policy. In this role, he provided framework for current renewable energy legislation. Prior to this, he studied international environmental policy and climate change in New Zealand, focusing on offshore sustainability and stakeholder engagement. At Alturus, Julian is focused on data communication, policy analysis and market research. Julian received his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and Philosophy from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Nick Riva

Nick Riva

Director

Bio

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.