Brookfield Renewable has snapped up the unregulated commercial renewables business of Duke Energy, one of the US’ largest wind operators.

Brookfield agreed to buy Duke Energy Renewables at an enterprise value of $2.8bn, giving it another 5.9GW of operating and under-construction wind, solar and storage, and a 6.1GW development pipeline.

Brookfield said the deal will add to its firepower as one of the world’s largest renewable energy operators.