MAKE, a research and advisory business for renewable energy, has been acquired by Verisk Analytics, a Jersey City, N.J.-based data analytics provider.
MAKE, which specializes in wind power intelligence, will become part of Wood Mackenzie, a Verisk Analytics business focused on providing research and advisory services to the natural resources sector.
According to Verisk, MAKE’s knowledge of wind supply chains, costs and investment trends will strengthen Wood Mackenzie’s offerings.
“I look forward to all of our clients benefiting from the combined offering,” says Morten B. Keller, managing partner of MAKE. “The renewables sector continues to grow at an unprecedented pace and at a scale that impacts the entire energy landscape. In 2016, more than $200 billion was invested to build a record 116 GW of solar and wind capacity. This accounted for 41 percent of all new electricity capacity globally, more than any other source.”
“Decarbonization is the defining trend in the energy industry today,” adds Neal Anderson, president of Wood Mackenzie. “And Wood Mackenzie is building a preeminent position to offer our clients the latest thinking in the renewables sector.”