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Gerrit Nicholas

Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Orion Energy Partners

Gerrit Nicholas is Co-Founder and Managing Partner and is focused on originating and structuring investment transactions. Mr. Nicholas is Chair of the Environmental, Social, and Governance (“ESG”) Committee and a member of the Management Committee and the Investment Committee. Prior to founding Orion Energy Partners, Mr. Nicholas spent six years as President and Managing Partner of K Road DG and K Road Power where he led the acquisition and development of renewable energy and storage companies/assets. Prior to that, Mr. Nicholas spent six years at Goldman Sachs, most recently as Head of Environmental Commodity Sales where he led Goldman’s U.S. renewable energy and carbon market transactions, structuring commodity linked credit and equity transactions for Goldman and its clients. While at Goldman Sachs, he also led commodity risk management and commodity linked capital raising activities for the U.S. municipal and cooperative power sectors. Previously, Mr. Nicholas headed development and merger and acquisition activities for The AES Corporation in Southern Europe. While at AES, Mr. Nicholas’ activities focused on the company’s investments in thermal and renewable generation assets, natural gas and LNG infrastructure. Mr. Nicholas received a B.A. from Harvard University cum laude, and an M.A. from The School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.

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