Gavin established Green Cat Renewables in December 2004 following over a decade of experience in the renewables industry developing wind, small scale hydro and solar projects. From a background of electrical engineering and with a PhD in wind turbine generator design, his broad base of expertise includes project feasibility assessment and optimisation, project management, construction management, commercial risk assessment, environmental assessment, resource assessment, grid connection negotiation and design. In the last 12+ years as director of Green Cat, Gavin has overseen the delivery of over 800MW of renewables projects.
Stephanie has over a decade of experience in the renewable energy sector across North American and European markets. She has a strong technical grounding with a background in engineering as well as significant project development and regulatory permitting experience focussed on onshore wind and ground-mounted solar. In her time in the industry, Stephanie has been involved in virtually every aspect of renewable project development from green field concept development, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), technical assessment, regulatory permitting and permitting strategy, wind resource assessment, technical due diligence, stakeholder engagement and layout design. Stephanie has a wealth of experience in distribution scale wind projects, micro-grid, community generation, remote projects, hybrid and multi-technology systems.
Stephanie holds a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with Renewable Energy from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. In her role as Director she is responsible for the overarching management of Green Cat’s presence in Canada.
Thomas joined Green Cat’s Canadian team in 2018 as the lead civil engineer. Thomas graduated from the University of Calgary with a BSc in Civil Engineering (Distinction) and a BA in Economics (Distinction). He has over five years of project engineering and project management experience in renewable energy after working with TransAlta’s wind energy department. He has a variety of renewable project experience, focusing on construction, operations, risk assessment, structural foundation remediation, greenfield development and due diligence reviews. Prior to working in renewables, Thomas spent time working in the construction industry in the southeastern United States as well as the agriculture and outfitting industries in his home province of Saskatchewan.
Rami is a Senior Electrical Engineer with over fifteen years of experience in the Energy Industry. He has developed substantial technical experience working internationally and being acquainted with codes, standards and owners’ specifications in different jurisdictions. His experience covers the design, procurement and construction support of Low and High Voltage power generation and distribution systems, with focus on power system modelling, studies and protection. He also holds an MBA, with concentration in marketing and has assumed a lead role on multiple small and large capital projects from concept to Detail Engineering. His focus on lean execution and innovative approaches enabled timely completion and value engineering for many clients.
Gavin is an experienced Quantity Surveyor and Project Manager who is currently responsible for the management and delivery of several wind farm projects in their construction phase. Gavin manages all aspects of the construction process: discharging planning conditions, developing Construction Method Statements and Route Access Reports, co-ordinating tender processes, developing Construction Phase Plans, Construction Specifications, Invitations to Tender and Bills of Quantities. On site he has direct experience of overseeing the co-ordination of the various construction elements including roads, hardstanding and foundation construction and overseeing the delivery and erection of the turbines. A key aspect of his role is to liaise and manage challenges as they arise within a tight schedule and with multiple stakeholders involved in the project.
Calum started working with Green Cat during 2011 after completing a BEng (Hons) in Energy and Environmental Engineering at Edinburgh Napier University, and is now working out of Green Cat’s Canada office as a Senior Project Manager. During his 7+ years with the company Calum has had extensive exposure to renewable energy projects, and has built up experience working with all stages of project delivery through feasibility, planning and permitting, technical procurement, due diligence and construction/contract management. Latterly, prior to his move to Canada, Calum was working with the civil construction business in the UK, where his primary focus was on tendering, programming, contract and resource management.
Najee graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Science degree in Energy Sciences and focused his studies on renewable energy and sustainability. Najee has always had a keen interest in clean energy and finding alternative means to our current energy needs. Najee’s capstone project focused on ways to reduce carbon emissions from single detached homes in Alberta by up to 95%. Najee joined Green Cat in February 2018, assisting in the technical and environmental assessments relevant to renewable energy development. Najee’s body of work encompasses constraints mapping, noise impact assessments, glare studies, due diligence and permitting.
Jason joins our Engineering team and will be leading technical studies as we support our clients in the development of wind, solar, energy storage and green hydrogen projects.
Jason holds a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Calgary. During his time in the renewable industry, Jason has gained experience in a number of areas including: solar glare hazard analysis, regulatory permitting for wind and solar projects, feasibility assessments, market reviews, and project due diligence.
Jaimie holds a Master’s degree in Sustainable Energy Development from the University of Calgary as well as Bachelor degrees in Biology and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). During her time in the renewable industry, Jaimie has been involved in regulatory permitting, due diligence reviews, visual impact assessments, and has extensive experience in feasibility assessments and environmental evaluations of wind and solar projects.