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.
As Vice President Stephanie is responsible for the day-to-day management of Green Cat’s presence in Canada. Stephanie joined Green Cat in 2009 after completing a masters degree in Mechanical Engineering with Renewable Energy. Prior to taking up the role of Vice President Stephanie led the Planning and Environmental division of Green Cat, as a team delivering 270MW+ of capacity across over one hundred wind and solar projects. Stephanie’s experience includes concept development and initial feasibility, site layout design, wind resource assessment, EIA and project management. Stephanie is also a Director of Green Cat Renewable Developments and oversees delivery of the development portfolio.
Cameron is the Technical Director of Green Cat and leads the Technical and Environmental Services Department. He has an MSc in Renewable Energy Systems Technology and 12 years of experience in the renewables industry. Cameron has a thorough and in-depth understanding of the technical, environmental and social issues associated with commercial wind development, having provided technical support for over 200 wind projects at all stages of project development from initial feasibility to post construction encompassing consenting, resource assessment, due diligence and operational asset management. Cameron also specialises in noise assessment of pre-planning and constructed sites. Additionally, he has built up considerable experience of solar energy projects over the last 5 years, having supported planning, resource assessment and due diligence activities.
Louise leads the Engineering Department within Green Cat. With a BEng in Civil and Environmental Engineering Louise has built up a broad range of experience within Green Cat Renewables since 2009 relating to all aspects of renewable energy projects. Louise has successfully delivered both wind and hydro projects, taking schemes from feasibility, through obtaining necessary consents, tender of works, procurement of all components and services required, to construction and completion. As Department Manager Louise oversees project programmes, finances and resources; her experience and past success demonstrates her knowledge and ability to ensure that any issues that arise as projects develop are efficiently resolved, and that projects progresses to completion on time and on budget.
David holds an MSc in Energy and has several years of experience working in the renewables industry as an Engineering Project Manager. Within Green Cat David is responsible for the delivery of projects from consent to operation, David has project managed the construction of a wide range of projects from single wind turbines to multi-MW wind farms. David’s role involves technical procurement, contract management, engineering design, discharging consent conditions, health and safety management and construction supervision.
Peyi Pey has over a decade of experience as civil engineer and engineering project manager. With a BEng (Hons) in Civil and Environmental Engineering, she has a breadth of experience in feasibility, design and delivery of major infrastructure projects across energy, industrial, transportation and water market sectors. Peyi Pey provides technical advice on solar projects both in the capacity of Owner’s Engineer roles as well as Due Diligence advisor for funding banks and private equity providers. Her knowledge and experience encompass stakeholder management, procurement, including review of technical terms for Balance of Plant, EPC and O&M contracts, civil and enabling works and planning and design, including in-depth experience of civil works design and design-stage optimisation.
Rob holds an MSc in in Urban and Regional Planning as well as a BEng in Energy and Environmental Engineering and has over 6 years of specialist experience in the renewables industry. Rob has managed all aspects of the consenting and project development process from initial feasibility assessments, constraints mapping and layout design, liaising with clients, community groups, sub-contractors and regulatory bodies, co-ordinating and inputting into environmental and technical assessments as well as the overseeing and managing of EIA’s. Rob has a thorough understanding of the key environmental and technical constraints involved in the development of renewables projects.
Jamie graduated from the University of Nottingham with a MEng (Hons) in Electrical Engineering & Renewable Energy Systems and has always been driven to work within the energy market. Jamie‘s thesis detailed a simulation on sectionalizing the grid to enable a manageable control scheme to be implemented to allow the network to be actively managed more effectively. Within Green Cat Jamie manages and oversees the electrical aspects of projects from initial grid connection to the date the site becomes live. Jamie has established strong working relationships with both grid operators and electrical contractors and is adept at finding ways to enable projects to be connected, cost effectively, onto constrained networks.
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.
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.