In response to increasing demand for operations and asset management services, the Natural Power renewable energy consultancy and equipment supplier has appointed Julius Carter as head of its operations and asset management in North America.
Set up 20 years ago in Castle Douglas, Dumfries-shire, Natural Power operates offices in Stirling, Inverness, in England and has continued to expand across the USA with offices in New York and Seattle.
Carter’s appointment will allow Natural Power to expand its footprint beyond the 3GW of North American wind projects for which it is currently providing operational support services.
He joins the team from Acciona Windpower North America where he led the operations and maintenance team to deliver one gigawatt of gross generation, consisting of 467 wind turbines installed across Montana, Iowa, Texas, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island. He brings more than a decade of operational experience in renewables having previous roles at both an asset owner and an OEM.
Meanwhile, the Forewind offshore consortium – owned by Innogy, SSE, Statoil and Statkraft, has appointed a new general manager in succession to Tarald Gjerde, who has returned to Statoil to head up its department for wind business development.
Trevor Baker joins the consortium – which has development consent orders for 4.8GW of offshore wind development at Dogger Bank in the North Sea in four individual 1.2GW projects – from Innogy, where he was development manager for the Galloper wind parc.
His new role includes the management and administration of activity related to those consents until operators for the individual projects are appointed, as well as the decommissioning of the meteorological masts on the site.