LEEWARD RENEWABLE ENERGY, LLC Jason Allen Named Leeward Renewable Energy's CEO, As Company Sets Ambitious Course for Further Growth

  • Nov 20, 2020
  • Electric Energy

"I am honored to accept the position of CEO at Leeward Renewable Energy," said Mr. Allen. "I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to lead an OMERS portfolio company; they are a great owner that has been extremely supportive of our growth strategy. And it's a privilege every day to work alongside the incredible team at Leeward."

"On behalf of Leeward's Board, I would like to congratulate Jason on his appointment as CEO of this dynamic company," said Kenton Bradbury, Chair of Leeward's Board of Directors. "Our unanimous support for Jason comes after the completion of an extensive search process. He has demonstrated excellent leadership of the business over recent months. We look forward to Leeward achieving further successes under Jason's direction, as the business implements its strategy for growth," Mr. Bradbury added.

"We strongly believe that Leeward Renewable Energy is an ideal platform for OMERS Infrastructure's further expansion in the U.S. renewable energy space. We continue to invest in Leeward, and anticipate that the best is yet to come as the company executes on its growth plans under Jason's leadership," said Michael Ryder, Senior Managing Director and Head of Americas, OMERS Infrastructure.

Before joining Leeward, Mr. Allen served as Vice President of Operations - Power at AltaGas and had operational and P&L responsibility for their North American generation fleet. Mr. Allen also worked in several executive roles while working for Duke Energy Corporation for over 20 years. At Duke he served as Vice President, Fossil Hydro Operations Carolinas West, Senior Vice President Environmental Health and Safety, Vice President Duke Energy Renewable Operations, and numerous other positions within the corporation. He holds an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Cincinnati.

Leeward Renewable Energy is a growth-oriented renewable energy company that owns and operates a portfolio of 21 wind farms across nine states, with 20 in operation and one under construction, totaling approximately 2,000 megawatts of generating capacity. Leeward is actively developing new wind, solar, and energy storage projects in energy markets across the U.S. Leeward is a portfolio company of OMERS Infrastructure, an investment arm of OMERS, one of Canada's largest defined benefit pension plans with C$109 billion in net assets (as at December 31, 2019). For more information, visit www.leewardenergy.com.

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