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Banks Renewables rebrands as OnPath Energy after Brookfield acquisition

Leading UK renewable energy developer Banks Renewables is rebranding as OnPath Energy following the completion of its acquisition by Brookfield Asset Management (“Brookfield”).

The South Lanarkshire-based firm was acquired by the Brookfield Global Transition Fund in a transaction that was announced in October 2023 and completed in December 2023.

OnPath Energy has more than 4 GW of renewable capacity in its pipeline, including 11 operational onshore wind farms across Scotland and northern England, and is already established as one of the leading owner/operators in the UK onshore renewable energy sector.

It expects to commence the construction of wind, solar and storage projects across the UK within the next 12 months as well as continue to bring forward and identify a wide range of new projects all of which will be important in helping to decarbonize the UK power sector.

The new business, which will be led by the existing management team, will build on its trusted market position and aims to become the UK’s leading land-based renewable energy developer by building an enhanced portfolio of onshore wind, solar and energy storage projects.

Its headquarters will remain in North East England, with a further office in Hamilton in South Lanarkshire, and a number of new jobs are expected to be created as the business grows.

Richard Dunkley, managing director at OnPath Energy, says: “We have achieved a huge amount over the last two decades and now we are ready to take the next step in our growth journey.

“The OnPath Energy name captures the journey towards Net Zero that we’re taking together with our customers, business partners, landowners and local communities, and shows our ambition to make a substantial contribution towards creating a just transition to Net Zero that is fair and inclusive for everyone.

“Our success to date has been achieved through creating and maintaining long term and valued relationships with all our stakeholders and conducting ourselves with professionalism and integrity in all that we do. Our culture and approach to development was a key reason Brookfield acquired Banks Renewables, and this will continue to be at the core of OnPath Energy.

“We will grow in terms of our diversity of projects and technologies, and also geographically, and will deliver a range of high-quality projects that will contribute to both the UK’s journey towards net zero and its essential domestic supplies of secure, affordable renewable energy.

“Brookfield provides access to capital, global relationships for procurement and power marketing and a decades-long track record in renewables that will greatly enhance our business.

We are already seeing the benefits to our business from their ownership, helping many of our projects take significant steps closer to becoming a reality.”

Brookfield is one of the world’s largest owners and operators of renewable power plants, with approximately 33 GW of operating capacity worldwide, equivalent to the UK’s onshore wind, offshore wind and hydroelectricity capacity.

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Editors’ Notes About OnPath Energy OnPath Energy is a leading UK onshore renewable energy developer, formerly known as Banks Renewables. Banks Renewables was acquired by Brookfield in a transaction that was announced in October 2023 and completed in December 2023. OnPath Energy will be led by the same team building on our trusted position in the UK’s onshore renewable energy market with the ambition to become the leading land based renewable energy developer. OnPath Energy headquarters will remain in the North East of England with an office in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire. We are members of RenewableUK, Scottish Renewables and the Independent Renewable Energy Generators Group (IREGG). In order to achieve net zero the UK will need to deploy substantial amounts of low carbon infrastructure across the UK for several decades. OnPath Energy is one of the UK’s leading land-based renewable energy developers with an enhanced portfolio of onshore wind, solar and energy storage projects across the country. We believe in placing people and planet at the heart of what we do, that’s why the long-term commitments that have been made to the communities in which our existing renewable energy schemes are located remain fully in place. We are constantly looking for better ways to deliver renewables projects which tackle climate change, help to drive down energy bills for the consumer and help to improve the UK’s energy security over the long term. We care about what we do and the way that we do it, including long term relationships with local communities. Last year over £1,000,000 of community funding was awarded to 100+ community groups and environmental projects. We believe in being a good neighbour, with a long and proud track record of playing a positive role in our local communities. We are committed to bringing local businesses into our supply chain to create local jobs and establishing local panels to guide investment. Our projects protect, encourage and enhance the local environment while tackling climate change. We work in partnership with landowners to provide additional value to existing business, enable agriculture and developments to proceed. Key facts OnPath Energy is owned by global alternative asset manager Brookfield. We have secured planning permission for 14 windfarms and currently operate eleven onshore wind farms across Scotland and the north of England with a combined installed generation capacity of 282MW. Our eleven wind farms are: i) Armistead; ii) Hazlehead; iii) Heysham South; iv) Hook Moor; v) Kype Muir; vi) Lambs Hill; vii) Marr; viii) Middle Muir; ix) Moor House and x) Penny Hill xi) Kype Muir Extension. We expect our eleven onshore wind farms to generate around 840Gwh per year. We have also obtained planning permission for two solar arrays and are developing other renewable and flexible energy projects. We have planning permission for 307MW of renewable electricity generation, with a further 580MW in the planning system. We have displaced around 776,990 tonnes of CO2 from operational projects to date. The 887MW we have in various stages of the planning and build out process is enough to provide the equivalent electricity for around 602,000 gas heated homes or a city larger than Leeds or Glasgow. About Brookfield Brookfield Asset Management (NYSE: BAM, TSX: BAM) is a leading global alternative asset manager with over $900 billion of assets under management. Brookfield invests client capital for the long-term with a focus on real assets and essential service businesses that form the backbone of the global economy. Brookfield offers a range of alternative investment products to investors around the world — including public and private pension plans, endowments and foundations, sovereign wealth funds, financial institutions, insurance companies and private wealth investors. Brookfield operates Brookfield Renewable Partners (NYSE: BEP, BEPC TSX: BEP.UN, BEPC), one of the world’s largest publicly traded, pure-play renewable power platforms, with approximately 33,000 megawatts of installed renewable energy capacity and a development pipeline of approximately 155,00 megawatts of renewable power assets, 14 MMTPA of carbon capture and storage, 2 million tons of recycled material and 3 million metric million British thermal units of renewable natural gas production annually.

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