Dallas, TX – August 1, 2017 – Leeward Renewable Energy, LLC (“Leeward”), an affiliate of ArcLight Capital Partners, LLC (“ArcLight”), today announced the appointment of Jason Allen as Chief Operating Officer. Allen will be responsible for operating and optimizing Leeward’s 1.5 gigawatt existing wind fleet as well as operating future portfolio additions.
“We are pleased to welcome Jason to the Leeward team. Jason’s significant power and renewable expertise and operational leadership will help drive Leeward’s commitment to safety and operational excellence,” said Leeward CEO Greg Wolf. “Jason’s focus on optimization will further augment our portfolio and position us for continued growth.”
Allen has over 25 years of leadership experience overseeing wind, solar, hydro, natural gas, coal, and battery storage power generation fleets. Most recently, Allen served as Vice President of Operations – Power at AltaGas Ltd where his responsibilities included overseeing the North American renewable generation operations. Prior to that, Allen worked at Duke Energy Corporation for over 20 years, serving as Vice President, Fossil Hydro Operations Carolinas West, Vice President Duke Energy Renewable Operations, and numerous other senior level positions. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
About Leeward Renewable Energy, LLC
Dallas-based Leeward Renewable Energy, LLC is one of the largest private independent power producers focused on renewable energy. Leeward owns and operates 17 wind farms comprising 1,515 megawatts across the United States. In addition, Leeward’s growth includes developing and/or acquiring new renewable energy assets. For more information, visit www.leewardenergy.com.
About ArcLight Capital Partners, LLC
ArcLight is one of the leading private equity firms focused on energy infrastructure investments. Founded in 2001, ArcLight helped pioneer an asset-based private equity approach to investing in the dynamic energy sector. ArcLight has invested approximately $18 billion in 102 transactions since inception. Based in Boston, the Firm’s investment team employs a hands-on value creation strategy that utilizes its in-house technical, operational and commercial specialists as well as its 750-person asset management affiliate. More information about ArcLight, and a complete list of ArcLight’s portfolio companies, can be found at www.arclightcapital.com
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