Allianz unifies renewable power team
to fulfil green growth ambition

Posted: 24 January 2023

Allianz Engineering, Construction & Power (EC&P) has brought its renewable energy experts into one team, with the ambition to grow its green power portfolio.

The cross-regional team of local underwriters will service brokers and customers working in the renewable energy sector.

The new structure, working from a single hub, will add valuable expertise, resilience and scale and aid all Allianz’s interactions with its broker partners.

Renewable energy capacity in the UK is expected to triple from 49GW in 2021 to 152GW in 2035, driven mainly by wind and solar, according to GlobalData. Under government plans, solar capacity could reach up to 70GW by 2035, from 14GW currently.

Allianz, which was the first insurance member of Solar Energy UK, is committed to supporting the net zero transition by providing, among other things, risk transfer solutions and services in the renewable energy space. Its core underwriting appetite encompasses onshore wind, solar, hydro power and Short Term Operational Reserve ( STOR), although it is also considering other renewable sources and emerging technologies and is looking forward to expanding that appetite. 

The new structure of the Allianz renewable power team will complement the expert-led model where underwriters are specialists rather than generalists.

Jonathan Oldfield, head of Allianz EC&P, Customer and Distribution, comments: “We believe this will best service the needs of our existing and future customers and enable us to fulfil our growth ambitions. We have the expertise, and we are looking forward to working even more closely with our broker partners to enable our customers to benefit from it.”

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The information contained in this press release relates to Allianz Insurance plc. Allianz Insurance plc is one of the largest general insurers in the UK and part of the Allianz Group.

About Allianz Holdings plc

Allianz Holdings plc is the non-regulated holding company which owns the principal insurance operations of Allianz SE in Great Britain.

About Allianz

The Allianz Group is one of the world's leading insurers and asset managers with more than 100 million* private and corporate customers in more than 70 countries. Allianz customers benefit from a broad range of personal and corporate insurance services, ranging from property, life and health insurance to assistance services to credit insurance and global business insurance. Allianz is one of the world’s largest investors, managing 790 billion euros on behalf of its insurance customers. Furthermore, our asset managers PIMCO and Allianz Global Investors manage 1.7 trillion euros of third-party assets. Thanks to our systematic integration of ecological and social criteria in our business processes and investment decisions, we are amongst the leaders in the insurance industry in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In 2021, over 150,000 employees achieved total revenues of 148.5 billion euros and an operating profit of 13.4 billion euros for the group.

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