The Group


Akuo was created in 2007 by the founders of Perfect Wind, who a year earlier had sold their entire wind portfolio (600MW) to Iberdrola. A company majority owned by its co-founders, Akuo is the product of the combination of two observations: “it is now possible for all of us to act to ensure we leave a better world for our children”, and “renewable energy offers incredible growth potential in France and around the world”.

This is why, since its very early days, Akuo has been committed to developing and operating projects that go beyond simply producing renewable power and create additional social benefits for the inhabitants of the areas in which they are located. This strategy has allowed Akuo to establish itself as one of a leading french independent producer of renewable energy in just a few short years.

Focus : origin of Akuo Name

Akuo is a name of Japanese origins, whose orthography has been modified: Hakuhoo. It refers to 2 different meanings: the mythic bird rising from its own ashes (The White Phoenix) and the Hakuhō period (白鳳時代 Hakuhō jidai), the "white phoenix period" wich lasted from 672 through 686. Hakuhō is conventionally used to identify a broad historical and artistic period of the late seventh century.

The term is primarily used in art history. It was also period rich in renewal in all areas of the Japanese society: spiritual, political, aesthetic, moral, social and artistic, best embodied in the famous Budhic Triad sculptures from the Yakushiji temple in Nara.

Key figures
  • 233 M€


  • 1,4 GW


  • €2.8 Bn


  • >7 GW


Our values
  • Conviction

    At Akuo we are convinced that our actions are right and we pursue them with passion. Tackling climate change is essential and we have elected to take part in this process by supporting the expansion of renewable energies. Today, we need to go further: a good project is a project with strong roots in its location; one that produces not only green energy but also works symbiotically with its environment.

  • Team spirit

    Team spirit is a core value at Akuo. All our projects are an expression of this spirit, and multi-disciplinary working is a guiding principle alongside listening, respect for others and transparency. Each instant is seen as an opportunity to exchange and share ideas.

  • Daring

    Akuo is a group in movement in markets in movement. In such circumstances, there is no such thing as a bad idea, only ideas to be dreamed up, shared and experimented with. Daring creativity is a key part of the entrepreneurial nature that has made Akuo what it is today.

Our strategy

As a pure player in renewable energy, Akuo has diversified both in terms of technologies (wind, solar, biomass cogeneration, hydro, marine thermal) and geographies – at the end of 2019 ahd a presence in over fifteen locations around the world – following a strategy that is both opportunistic and focused on niche markets .

Majority-owned by its cofounder and maanger, Akuo has also sought operational independence by bringing in-house all the required expertise in development, contracts, financial engineering, construction and operation of its projects. A developer and an operator of its own assets, Akuo is giving shape to its long-term vision by systematically retaining control of its assets.

Our businesses

Akuo is an integrated company, which has chosen to internalize all the expertise needed by a developer and operator of renewable energy projects.

  • Development

    Creating projects from scratch, identifying acquisitions with significant potential, designing the layout of a project, optimizing the integration of a project into its environment, holding meetings with the local community and ensuring that planning applications are properly advertised, our development teams have a very broad scope of action which draws on a wide range of skills. Teams are organized by renewable technology.

  • Contracts and financial engineering

    Involved from an early stage of project development, dedicated contract and financial engineering teams offer precious support to the development teams. For the contract teams this comes from their expertise – gained in the British Oil & Gas industry – in negotiating, unstintingly, contracts for projects, whilst in financial engineering it is based on their expertise in the area and the ability to structure projects in a way that meets the needs of financial partners. Combining all this expertise allows ‘bankable’ projects to be created, and these are housed in dedicated vehicles to allow without-recourse financing with an emphasis on attracting local financial partners.

  • Construction

    Construction is a key stage for Akuo, which manages its energy projects over the long term and therefore has to ensure that its projects are built to last. As a result, Akuo is systematically involved in the construction of all of its projects, in a supervisory role at least, thus guaranteeing the quality of works, respect for the deadline and for the highest safety and environmental standards. In addition, the company now acts as the independent contractor for the construction of its solar projects.

  • Operation

    Akuo is an operator. Nearly half of its staff are dedicated to the management of its assets, and Akuo makes the intelligent operation of its projects a core priority. The asset management function is multi-faceted – covering proprietary supervision software, a spare parts strategy, in-house maintenance of solar farms, dedicated local teams, frequent training and monitoring of technological developments – and continuously seeks to optimize the productiveness and lifespan of the group’s projects.