We are one of the largest pure-play renewable investors globally, with a particularly extensive track record in hydroelectric generation. Our assets, located in North and South America and Europe, include 261 generation facilities using hydro, wind and other renewable technologies. Leveraging our expertise as owners and operators, we focus on generating attractive total returns over the long term.
Our business has a number of advantages supporting cash flow growth and capital appreciation, and benefits from technological and geographical diversification. In addition, we sell the majority of our power under long-term, inflation-linked contracts that allow us to capture increases in power prices over time. Our wind portfolio, which we began developing in 2006, is a strong complement to our core hydro platform, and we are achieving additional diversification with technologies like biomass and pumped storage.
We have fully developed operating platforms that allow us to maintain and grow our assets with on-the-ground expertise.
Investing with Brookfield As real asset investors, we create value in three primary ways: By generating consistent, sustainable cash flows; making operational improvements; and monetizing at the right time. The high-quality, long-life nature of our asset base tends to provide insulation from the extremes of market cycles. Nevertheless, we always seek downside protection, and we’re proud of our ability to generate strong risk-adjusted returns across all market conditions.