BVG Associates head-hunts Scotland’s Natural Power chief to lead business drive for subsidy-free renewable energy

Neil Douglas
Neil Douglas

BVG Associates (BVGA) has head-hunted a leading Scottish renewables guru from Dumfries-based Natural Power.

Neil Douglas has more than 20 years’ hands-on experience across the renewable energy value chain, with has particular experience in wind farm asset management, performance engineering, strategy, due diligence and market analysis.

He has joined BVGA as a Director, having spent 20 years at Natural Power, most recently as Director of LCOE. He holds a Masters in Energy Systems and the Environment from Strathclyde University.

Based in BVGA Scottish headquarters in Fife, Douglas will lead his new team in developing BVGA’s relationships with the Scottish renewable community, including enablers, governments, financiers, developers and manufacturers.

He’ll also play a key role in expanding BVGA’s wind farm life extension, asset optimisation and due diligence work to new clients and new geographies. These areas are becoming increasing important as the wind industry matures and so many assets approach the end of their design life.

Bruce Valpy, Managing Director, BVGA, said: “Neil’s appointment reflects our positive view of the future of renewable energy generation and energy systems, not just in Scotland but across the globe.”

Neil Douglas added: “I’m delighted to join the dynamic and highly regarded team at BVGA.

“I’m especially looking forward to helping the renewables industry succeed commercially in a ‘subsidy free’ world, as well as contributing to a low carbon economy.”

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