New appointment: Volker Beckers as Non-executive Chairman

Industry Heavyweight and Former Npower CEO Joins Rapidly Growing UK Flexible Power Solutions Provider

Infra Balance New Energy (‘IBNE’ or ‘The Company’), a premium provider of flexible and dynamic energy storage and power solutions, is pleased to announce that it has appointed Volker Beckers as Non-Executive Chairman.

Mr Beckers is a leading figure in the Energy industry and joins the Company with more than 25 years of experience, including his time at RWE Npower plc, where he served as Group CFO from 2003 to 2009 and Group CEO from 2009 to 2012.

After working in the service sector, Volker has worked as a senior leader in RWE’s regulated and non-regulated divisions internationally, grid (transmission and distribution level), retail, and generation businesses.

For his efforts as a leader in the industry, he has been recognised in 2012 with the Supreme Award for “outstanding contribution to the industry”.

Since 2013 Volker has held non-executive roles in the public and private sectors, academia, and charities.  In his non-Executive portfolio, he also works with Start-up businesses providing support from his wide-ranging expertise.

Mr Beckers will lead an experienced IBNE board, built since the Company’s foundation, which includes members with deep knowledge of the UK and global energy sector, capital markets and corporate governance.

Volker Beckers commented on his appointment: “IBNE presented me with a very compelling opportunity to join a dynamic and ambitious company with a sharp vision to become a leading provider of flexible and dynamic energy storage and power solutions in the UK. The market opportunity is enormous and IBNE has pulled together a talented and motivated team with a diverse skillset and top-tier industry network to rapidly establish the company as a market leader. I look forward to working with the wider Board as we seek to provide the Governance oversight and market insights to help the company realise its exciting potential.”

William Andrews, IBNE’s CEO commented: “I am delighted to welcome Volker to the Company and board. Having someone of his calibre and experience join the Company at such an exciting time in our growth journey is a great validation of what we are trying to achieve as we support the transition to net zero, he will be a considerable source of strategic insight and advice as we pursue our ambitious target of delivering flexible storage and power solutions for the benefit of local communities in the UK as we transition to a net-zero world.”


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About Infra Balance New Energy

IBNE is a commercially responsible energy company that is capitalising on the exponential growth in supporting the transition to net zero, enabling renewables deployment. We are at the forefront of this transition with our flexible generation potential and are currently developing more than 500MW of assets with another 1.5GW under appraisal.

To become and remain the premium provider of flexible and dynamic power solutions we have formed several non-exclusive strategic relationships with leading providers of the industry’s ecosystem, including Electricity North-West Construction and Maintenance (ENWCML), Fluence, Statkraft, and continue working similarly with others.