Natural Power advises Statkraft on Element Power acquisition

Leading renewable energy and infrastructure consultancy, Natural Power, has provided technical due diligence support to Statkraft for the acquisition of the Irish and UK wind development businesses of the Element Power Group. The transaction provides Statkraft with a large onshore wind development pipeline in Ireland and strengthens its position in the UK. It is already Europe’s largest producer of renewable energy and has an ambition to grow further within the hydropower, wind and solar sectors. Natural Power was selected for this project thanks to the team’s understanding of Statkraft’s requirements…

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Natural Power advises Greencoat Renewables on Coillte wind acquisition

Leading renewable energy and infrastructure consultancy, Natural Power, has provided technical due diligence support to Greencoat Renewables PLC for the acquisition of Coillte’s shareholding in its portfolio of operating wind generation assets across Ireland. The acquisition comprises: 50% stake in Raheenleagh wind farm in County Wicklow 50% stake in Cloosh Valley wind farm in County Galway, Ireland’s biggest and best performing wind farm 50% stake in Castlepook wind farm in County Cork 25% stake in Sliabh Bawn wind farm in County Roscommon Marc Lamphiere, Country Director for Natural Power in…

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Schneider Electric accelerates renewables adoption with expanded NEO Network

Schneider Electric opens its renewable energy and cleantech community to commercial and industrial companies globally Businesses can join more than 100 current NEO Network members to access exclusive offers, market intelligence and assessment tools New apps and analytics provide a data-driven, custom understanding of renewable energy opportunities LONDON, Sept. 12, 2018 – Schneider Electric today introduced Accelerator Access for its New Energy Opportunities (NEO) Network™. The NEO Network is an online community that connects companies with resources and tools to identify, evaluate and advance renewable energy transactions and technologies. Commercial…

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Irish expansion continues at Natural Power

Renewable energy and infrastructure consultancy, Natural Power, has appointed three new team members at its Dublin office. Keara O’ Shea has joined the geotech team as a geographical engineer, Kathryn Oliver has joined as an environmental consultant in the ecology team and Marc McLoughlin has joined as business development manager. The business is also currently recruiting for a further role in its Irish planning team. Marc Lamphiere, Natural Power’s Country Director in Ireland, said: “We’re delighted to welcome our new team members on board. We are developing a really robust…

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Natural Power doubles up on wind farm acquisitions for Greenbacker

Natural Power provided technical due diligence reviews on behalf of Greenbacker Renewable Energy Co. LLC on two recent wind plant acquisitions, Georgia Mountain Wind Farm in Vermont, and Wagner Wind in California. The independent evaluations included turbine technology reviews, turbine, blade and BOP inspections as well as review of key contracts including PPAs and turbine service agreements, as well as technical assessments of operational performance at both plants. Natural Power’s experts also estimated O&M costs for the course of the respective project life spans. Charles Wheeler, CEO and CIO at…

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Natural Power adds to Heat Network Consultant status

Natural Power’s Senior Renewable Heat Manager, Andy Yuill, has joined the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) Certification Register of Heat Network Consultants following his training and exam success. He joins his colleagues, Guy Milligan, accepted earlier this year, and Steve Smith, who was officially accepted as the first Scottish-based CIBSE registered Heat Network Consultant last year. This makes Natural Power the consultancy with the largest number of accredited heat network consultants in Scotland. Andy said: “Standards and codes of practice such as the CIBSE Heat Networks Code of…

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Schneider Electric commits to 100% renewable electricity by 2030 and reporting on its energy productivity journey

Schneider Electric reaffirms its leadership position at forefront of global sustainability efforts by committing to The Climate Group’s EP100 and RE100 initiatives London, UK – 11th December 2017 – Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, has committed to sourcing 100 per cent renewable electricity and is throwing light on the doubling of its energy productivity. The company strongly believes it cannot go renewable without ensuring optimisation of its energy system first. Today’s commitments are yet another step-in Schneider Electric’s journey to becoming carbon neutral…

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Natural Power expands US team

Natural Power’s North American team continues to expand with the appointment of Evan Osler to the role of Business Development Manager. He joins from NRG Systems where he was the Senior Technical Lead for remote sensing products. He is a wind energy expert with professional experience in a range of roles including project development consulting, preconstruction and operational wind and energy assessment, and leading-edge equipment sales and marketing. Evan said: “Natural Power’s technical expertise in renewable energy spans across technologies, the project lifecycle and geographies, and its corporate mission of…

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Gael planning in Ireland

Natural Power’s Irish office continues to expand with the appointment of Gael Gibson to the role of Principal Planner. A qualified planner with more than 15 years of experience working within the planning system in Ireland and nine years’ experience in relation to the planning and development of the Irish transmission system, Gael joins the Natural Power team in Ireland having also previously worked for several local authorities and the transmission system operator in senior/principal planner roles. She has a strong background in all aspects of feasibility, land use management,…

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Advisory and Analytics department launches at Natural Power

In response to evolving market conditions, Natural Power has launched a new department, ‘Advisory and Analytics’, which brings together the best of its due diligence, market analysis and resource analysis teams. Lauren Wheatley, Director of Advisory and Analytics will provide direction to the team globally. International advisory services will be coordinated by Giles Dearden, Director of Due Diligence with local delivery lead by in regional and subject matter experts. Richard Walls, Chief Operating Director said: “By combining the teams, we will see greater knowledge sharing internally providing a more integrated…

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