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Timothy O. Short

Timothy O. Short

Managing Partner

Tim Short has over 20 years of experience working across all forms of renewables, including utility scale, residential and distributed solar, battery storage, natural gas generation, regulated electric utilities and transmission, as well as clean technology growth. Prior to starting Acadia in 2023, Tim was a Managing Director within the KKR Infrastructure Investment team and, prior to that, a Managing Director with Capital Dynamics’ Clean Energy Infrastructure Team. Tim has closed over 40 deals in clean energy infrastructure during his career, deploying over $10 billion in capital.

In 2018, Tim led the USD 1.7 billion privatization of 8point3 Energy Partners, a transaction which was awarded the S&P Global Platts Financial Energy Deal of the Year, among other accolades. In 2019, Tim was awarded Power Finance & Risk’s Project Sponsor Finance Official of the Year.

Prior to joining Capital Dynamics in 2010, Tim held positions at UBS Investment Bank within the global power and utilities team and at Greentech Capital Advisors as an investment banking associate. He has also worked as a climate change advisor to the former Australian Federal Minister for the Environment. His involvement with clean energy began as a process engineer at BP Solar (Australia) and CSG Solar (Australia).

Tim holds bachelor's degrees in Commerce (Finance) and Engineering (Photovoltaics and Solar Energy -first class honors) from the University of New South Wales and an MBA with Honors from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.