AWS Truepower adds to due diligence services team

AWS Truepower, which specalizes in wind and solar energy consulting and engineering services, said Aug. 31 that it has responded to the growing success of its due diligence services by expanding its team with several well-known industry veterans and skilled specialists.

Starting Aug. 24, Gill Howard Larsen assumed leadership of the group as Director of Due Diligence. Gill has long experience as a wind and independent power project developer and owner including with Edison Mission Energy and Cinergy (now Duke Energy), and since joining the company last year has played a critical role on the company’s Due Diligence team, first as Senior Project Manager, then Head of Project Management.

“I’ve been enormously impressed with Gill’s clear vision for the due diligence business, her huge passion for her work, and her great project and client management skills,” remarked Michael Brower, President of AWS Truepower. “We’re lucky to have her.”

Chris Ziesler joined the team in August as Manager of Technical Advisory Services. Ziesler comes to AWS Truepower from Wind Capital Group, a wind developer and operator, where he was Senior Vice President until the company wound up its assets in early 2015. Prior to that he held senior positions at Shell Wind Energy and Powergen Renewables.

Starting in September, Emil Moroz of EM Energy LLC, will be contributing to the AWS Truepower team as Senior Turbine Engineer. Moroz has held a number of key senior positions in wind turbine technology and plant operations including Chief Engineer with Garrad Hassan America, Director of Technology and Project Development for DeWind, and Director of Wind Turbine Technology for AES.

Also in September, Nestor Castillo will be joining AWS Truepower as Senior Electrical Engineer. For the past two years Castillo was a risk assessment engineer for the Texas Reliability Entity, and before that was Senior Electrical Engineer for DNV GL for six years. In the latter role he gained enormous experience as an independent engineer on utility-scale wind projects, including performing electrical design reviews and construction monitoring.

Rounding out the group is Cristian Algar, who joined AWS Truepower in July as Project Manager in the Barcelona office. A mechanical engineer, Algar worked for more than five years for Abantia, a solar EPC company that developed many different solar projects in Mexico and South America, and before that worked for a year for Acciona Windpower North America.

“For over 30 years, the growth of AWS Truepower has been driven by its talented and experienced staff,” remarked Bruce Bailey, CEO. “With the bolstering of the due diligence team with such highly experienced and talented industry professionals, I’m confident that AWS Truepower will cement its position as a leading force in the wind and solar energy due diligence markets.”

Energy developers, investors, utilities, system operators, and governments rely on the company’s 30 years of experience, proven expertise and technology to reduce uncertainty, mitigate risk, and maximize return on their investments. AWS Truepower’s suite of consulting and engineering services, innovative software, maps, and data products support the complete wind and solar project development lifecycle. Headquartered in New York, AWS Truepower has offices in North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia.

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Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.