Survey names Asia Pacific’s best developer

Renewable energy company Pacific Hydro has been named best Asia Pacific project developer for the second year in a row in an independent market survey.

Pacific Hydro has a development pipeline of more than 2000MW across wind, hydro, solar and geothermal projects in Australia, Brazil and Chile. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Industry Funds Management (IFM) Australian Infrastructure Fund.

The survey from Environmental Finance and Carbon Finance reveals those companies that their clients, peers and competitors have judged to have provided the best service over the previous 12 months. More than 1000 votes were received from readers of the two publications and from others active in environmental trading and finance.

Pacific Hydro CEO Rob Grant said the survey results are testament to the work the company has undertaken in the region in 2011.

“It is fantastic to be recognised by our industry peers and competitors for the work we’ve done in 2011,” Mr Grant said.

“As an Australian company, we’ve been actively calling for action on climate change and for Australia to lead the way in the region with the implementation of a price on carbon for over 10 years.”

Pacific Hydro was selected in 2011, through the Australian Government’s Solar Flagships program, to build Australia’s largest solar photovoltaic plant as part of the Moree Solar Farm consortium with partners Fotowatio Renewable Ventures and BP Solar.