Senior renewable energy consultant profiles

  1. Cosme de Arana

    Title
    Senior Energy Consultant (Asia Pacific) at Xineng Greentech / Deputy Team Leader at ADB - CDIA
    Demographic info
    Guangzhou, Guangdong, China | Renewables & Environment
    Current:
    DEPUTY TEAM LEADER / Senior Energy and Urban Utilities Consultant at ADB (Asian Development Bank) - CDIA (Cities Development Initiative for Asia), FOUNDING PARTNER / Senior Sustainable Energy Consultant at Xineng Greentech, EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN at ASEES (Sino Spanish Sustainable Energy Association)
    Past:
    ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR / Senior Renewable Energy Engineer at AECOM, DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR / Senior Renewable Energy Consultant at Besel, PROJECT MANAGER / Wind Power Engineer at Beas (Engineering), SOLAR POWER ENGINEER at A&GO, ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEER at Giralt - Shegers S.L. (Environment)
    Education:
    Fairview High School, AR (United States), ENERCLUB Spanish Energy Club – Spanish Energy Institute, University of Zaragoza, University of Cadiz, School of Aerospace Engineering, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, University "Carlos III" of Madrid
    Summary:
    • Senior adviser in the fields of Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, Sustainability, Energy Planning, Affordable Access to Energy in Rural Areas, Public Private Partnerships (PPP), Low Carbon Development, Climate Change Mitigation, CDM, and Environment in Asia Pacific. • Over 12 years of experience developing projects for multi-lateral donors, Fortune 500 corporations, start-ups, and non-profit organizations; leading multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams in Asia Pacific and Europe. • Hands-on experience in biomass, solar and wind power engineering, program and project management, feasibility studies, due diligece, capacity building, training, sustainable urbanization planning, and business development. • MSc in Industrial Engineering and Management, BSc in Mechanical Engineering with Postgraduate Degrees in Renewable Energy and Energy Business. • Based in China for over 5 years, with experience in developing countries in Southeast Asia • Multilingual (English, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, and Italian). • Started a consulting firm and founded a non-profit organization for the sustainable development in Asia. • Over 5 years designing and implementing business development strategies internationally. *Skills: - Program and Project Management - Capacity Building and Training - Feasibility Studies and Due Diligence - Leadership & Multicultural Team Building - Fundrising - Business Development - Entrepreneurship *Fields of Technical Expertise: - Sustainability - Low Carbon Development - Renewable Energy: Wind power, Solar Power, PV, CSP, Geothermal, Biomass, and Hydropower - Energy Efficiency: Green Building, LED lighting, CHP, Distric Heating and Cooling, and Green Transportation - Public Private Partnerships (PPP) for Sustainable Energy Projects - Policy and regulation in the Energy sector - Technology Transfer - Energy Planning: Eco-city - Climate Change: CDM and NAMA - Environment www.cosmedearana.com
    Cosme de Arana
  2. Laura Ann Bather

    Title
    Principal Consultant at Leap29
    Demographic info
    Stockport, United Kingdom | Staffing and Recruiting
    Current:
    Principal Consultant, Finance (Audit & Accountancy) & HR at Leap29
    Laura Ann Bather
  3. Roland Clarke PhD

    Title
    Consultant at USAID - Caribbean Energy Sector Needs Assessment
    Demographic info
    Barbados | Renewables & Environment
    Current:
    Consultant at USAID, Member at Technical Working Group 5 - Carbon/GHG Risk Assessment, Director, Board of Directors at Small Business Association, Barbados, Co-Chair, RELACCx at Renewable Energy Latin America and the Caribbean Conference and Exhibition, Partner at Smart Energy Fund, CEO at Clarke Energy Associates
    Past:
    Trainer - RETScreen at Dr Roland Clarke, Guest Lecturer - Renewable Energy Policy at University of the West Indies: Cavehill, Conference Co-Chair at REFF-LAC 2013 - Renewable Energy Finance Forum, Latin America and the Caribbean, Consultant - Division of Energy, Barbados - Finalisation of the Electric Light and Power Act 2013 at Dr Roland Clarke, Invited Speaker - Alternative Energy: The Way Forward to a Clean and Friendly Environment at Dr Roland Clarke, Invited Speaker - Economics and Barriers to Solar Photovoltaic Applications in  Barbados at Dr Roland Clarke, World Bank Short Term Consultant - Senior Trainer, RETScreen at World Bank, Intervenor - Rate Hearing - Barbados Light and Power Co to the Fair Trading Commission, FTC Barbados at Dr Roland Clarke, Project Manager at CARICOM Secretariat, Lead Research Analyst at NSTAR, Principal Consultant at Navigant Consulting, Senior Analyst at Northeast Utilities, Lecturer at The Wharton School, Teaching Assistant - Energy Economics at University of Pennsylvania
    Education:
    University of Pennsylvania, The University of Reading, University of the West Indies, harrison college
    Summary:
    Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency. Trainer - RETScreen. Project analysis and economics, project preparation for financing, green house gas analysis. Electric utility avoided costs analysis, production cost modelling, market price forecasting using UPLAN. Demand side management (DSM) benefit cost analysis, evaluation, market transformation. Smart Grid. Speaker and advocate for clean energy. In private practice as Clarke Energy Associates, Barbados. Was in Korea, NYC, DC, Denver • Seeking contacts in solar energy, utilities, research, teaching Experience • Successfully advised the Govt of Barbados on the repeal of the 1899 Electric Light and Power Act to facilitate IPP's using renewable energy, Dec 2013 • Sub-contractor to Econoler, Quebec to conduct energy audits at the Barbados Water Authority - pumps and sewage plants • Consultant - Govt of Barbados on the supply of solar electricity under a power purchase agreement, PPA • Member of the Negotiating Team for the importation of natural gas by an undersea pipeline from Trinidad and Tobago to Barbados • Senior Trainer, World Bank, ESMAP - Presented workshops on the use of RETScreen for the financial analysis of renewable energy projects in Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines, and China • Intervenor - Rate case of the Barbados Light and Power Company to the Fair Trading Commission. Proposed an alternative method for computing the utility’s weighted cost of capital based on expected returns on equities in Barbados • Specified and supplied 8KWp of photovoltaics, Barbados • Consultant - RETScreen International, Canada. Co-authored a training manual on the legal aspects of clean energy projects • Project Manager - Caribbean Renewable Energy Development Programme, Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat. GEF/UNDP funding, US $4.7 million • Senior Analyst, Northeast Utilities, CT - DSM and energy efficiency program planning and economics, including production cost simulation of NEPOOL using UPLAN. (Assigned by Navigant Consulting). US $70 million • Lead Research Analyst - Conservation and Load Management, NSTAR, MA USA. US$60 million o PhD, Energy Management and Policy, Unv of Pennsylvania, USA o MSc Alternative Energy, Dept of Mech Engineering, Reading University, UK o Life Member - Association of Energy Engineers o Member - IEEE o Member - International Association of Energy Economics
    Roland Clarke PhD
  4. Alejandro Core

    Title
    Contractor - Renewable Energy and IPPs Policy Adviser at Southern Africa Trade Hub
    Demographic info
    Washington D.C. Metro Area | Oil & Energy
    Current:
    Principal - Founder - Sustainable Energy Consultant at ECO-CORE
    Past:
    Contractor - Renewable Energy and IPPs Policy Adviser at Southern Africa Trade Hub, Contractor - Executive Director Market Operations - Nigeria at Manitoba Hydro International, Sustainable Energy Consultant at Mott MacDonald Ltd, Carbon Team Business Leader at Mott MacDonald Ltd, Renewables/Low Carbon Technologies, Project Manager at Mott MacDonald Ltd, Senior Business Developer at AgCert International, Senior Research & Business Development Analyst at AgCert International, Adjunct Energy Consultant - Contractor at Navigant Consulting, Energy Consultant at Wood Mackenzie - Contractor, Intern Analyst - Nat Gas Market team at CERA - Cambridge Energy Research Associates, Marketing Director - Brazil at CMS Energy Corporation, Energy Market and Business Development Analyst - Southern Cone at CMS Energy Corporation, Part-time Research Assistant at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne - EPFL, Sr/Jr Electrical Project Engineer at Entidad Binacional Yacyreta
    Education:
    University of Geneva, PMP - Project Management Institute, Arthur D Little SOM - Hult IBS, Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Universidad Nacional del Sur
    Summary:
    Green image, sustainability planning and corporate social responsibility issues. Strategy and planning, business development & project management in multicultural organizations. Solutions builder, commercial operations and contract negotiations, marketing of energy projects, products and services. Sizing low emissions financing opportunities, according existing UNFCCC's methodologies and IPCC 2006 guidelines. M&A, and due diligence processes expertise. Simulation models and Excel Modeling. Sustainable energy and clean technologies professional with MBA and Energy Project Management background; and over 15 years’ worldwide experience on O&G, LNG, Pipelines, G&P, and Renewables/Hybrids solutions, including variety of domestic renewable sources; energy from waste, energy conservation, efficiency and savings, and T&D projects. With recent clean energy policy experience in Southern African Countries, Nigeria and Gabon. Worked as an international expert for multilateral organizations such as the European Commission (Electricity Balancing, Impact of the deployment of Large Renewable Energy Pool; Gas/EE interconnection and CCS projects monitoring; and Developing Countries, GHG reporting and verification); World Bank (Gabon Gas Flaring Reduction Projects), IFC (FY Macedonia, Skopje, the Drisla Landfill) , and IEA (Development of Offshore Renewable Energy Technologies). Worked extensively on policy dialogue, strategy & change consulting for international consulting firms, such as Wood Mackenzie Ltd; IHS CERA; Navigant Consulting Inc.; Mott MacDonald Ltd; Manitoba Hydro International and AECOM. He analyzed, elaborated, and delivered corporate strategy & transformation studies and solutions for energy companies such as Oil and Gas Major Players, large utilities and other energy organizations. Provided advice on preparing key performance indicators, and monitoring & evaluation systems for enhancing business sustainability in energy and utility companies. Participated in more than 25 merger and acquisition, and divestiture processes of energy assets; including due diligence experience on energy companies covering technical, financial, environmental and social aspects and risks. Evaluated Energy markets and commercial simulation and econometric models, supporting operations and budgeting systems, and P/L forecasts. Capacity building, workshops and stakeholders’ consultation processes; and public presentations
    Alejandro Core
  5. Prasad Modak

    Title
    CSO,IL&FS; Dean IAAD, Exe Pres, EMC, Director Ekonnect
    Demographic info
    Mumbai Area, India | Environmental Services
    Current:
    Member Task Force at UNEP, Member Expert Advisory Group at International Water Associaton, Consultant at Asian Development Bank, Consultant at UNEP, Short Term Consultant at The World Bank, Dean, IL&FS Academy for Applied Development and Chief Sustainability Officer at IL&FS Ltd at IL&FS Ltd, Member, Advisory Group at International Partnership for Expanding Waste Management Services of Local Authorities (IPLA), Editor, Sustainability Quotient at Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Board Certified Environmental Engineering Member at American Academy of Environmental Engineers, Member Sustainability Commiteee at Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Member Energy and Environment Committee at Indian Merchants Chamber, Member, Task Force on Globalization and Waste Management at International Solid Waste Association, Member of the Subsidiary Expert Group (SEG) at Regional 3R Forum in Asia, Member, Board of Studies at CEPT, Ahemedabad, India, Council Member at International Green Purchasing Network, Chairman, Advisory Committee on Male Declaration at Central Pollution Control Board, New Delhi, Adjunct Professor at Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, Short Term Pollution Abatement Advisor : Egyptian Pollution Abatement Project at COWI, Chairman at Green Purchasing Network India, Executive President at Environmental Management Centre LLP, Short Term Consultant at The World Bank
    Past:
    Member, Screening Committee at Office of US-India Higher Education Cooperation, Short Term Consultant at The World Bank, Columnist at Green Prospects Asia, Corporate Consultant (Environment & Infrastructure) at Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services Ltd., India, Consultant at Asian Institute of Technology, Member of Core Group Committee for Organizing Conference on Renewable Energy in September 2012 at Council of EU Chambers of Commerce in India, Member of the Jury at Reed Elsevier Environmental Challenge, Consultant at United Nations Environment Programme, Member, Task Force on MoU in the Syndicate Group of Transport & Tourim at Ministry of Heavy Industry and Public Enterprises, Government of India, Director at IL&FS Paradip Refinery Water Ltd, Additional Director at IL&FS Waste Management & Urban Services Ltd, Additional Director at IL&FS Water Ltd, Consultant at Asian Development Bank, Consultant at UN DESA, Environmental Advisor, Ganga Action Plan at The World Bank, Short Term Consultant - Hydrology Project II at The World Bank, Short Term Consultant: Establishment of EIA Training & Knoweldge Network for India at The World Bank, Special Invitee - State Commitee for Climate Change at Government of Himachal Pradesh, India, Member of Advisory Committee - Strategic Planning at Asian Productivity Organization, Coordinator, Waste Management Chapter, Green Economy Report at UNEP, Senior Advisor at Government of Himachal Pradesh, Consultant, Environmental Safeguard Assessent for Bhutan at The World Bank, International Consultant at United Nations, New York, USA, Reviewer , Source Apportionment Studies at GTZ, India, International Environmental Specialist at Bangladesh Bridge Authority, Short Term Consultant at International Finance Corporation, The World Bank Group, Consultant at Asian Development Bank, Manila, Consultant : Resource Person at Asian Productivity Organization, Tokyo, Consultant at United Nations Industrial Development Organization, Vienna, Chairman and International Jury at National Productivity and Competitiveness Council, Mauritius, Consultant at International Environment Technology Centre, UNEP, Osaka, Japan, Consultant at SIDA at Swedish Embassy New Delhi, Hon Editor at Journal of Indian Water Works Association, Consultant at Support for Environmental Assessment and Management (SEAM), EEEA, Cairo, Egypt, Consultant at United Nations Environment Programme, Division of Technology, Industry and Economics, Paris, France, Consultant at ICF Consulting, Bangkok Office, Consultant at Department of International Development, UK - Dhaka Office, Consultant at NJS, Japan; Ho Chi Minh City Office, Consultant at Twijnstra Gudde, The Netherlands, Short Term Consultant (Cleaner Production) at GTZ, Jakarta, Indonesia, Consultant at Carl Duisburg Geschellshaft (CDG) - South East Asia Programme Office (SEAPO), Bangkok, Associate Professor at Centre for Environmental Science and Engg, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, Consultant at Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), New Delhi
    Education:
    Asian Institute of Technology, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, University of Mumbai, Balmohan Vidyamandir
    Summary:
    Environmental Policy, Environmental Assessment, Environmental and Social Management Frameworks for Financing Institutions, Business and Sustainability, Training and Capacity Building in Environmental Management BTech (Civil Engg-1978) & MTech (Environmental Science and Engg-1980) from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay. Doctor of Environmental Engg from Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand in 1984. Joined Centre for Environmental Science and Engg at IIT Bombay as a faculty in 1984. Left IIT Bombay in 1995 to set up Environmental Management Centre. Established Ekonnect Knowledge Foundation - a Section 25 Not for Profit Company in 2012 Currently, Dean, IL&FS Academy for Applied Development (IAAD) and function as Chief Sustainability Officer at IL&FS Ltd, Worked with almost all key UN, multi-lateral and bi-lateral developmental institutions in the world. Prominent amongst these include UNEP Geneva, Paris and Osaka offices; UNDP and UNDESA, New York, UNIDO, Vienna; DFID, London; GIZ and CDG, Germany; APO, Tokyo; SIDA, Embassy of the Netherlands, New Delhi; FAO, the World Bank , IFC and the Asian Development Bank. Apart from Government of India and various State Governments, advised Governments of Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Mauritius, Thailand and Vietnam. Published books with UN University on EIA (translations in Chinese, Japanese), Tokyo; Oxford University Press; UNEP, Paris on Textile Industry and Environment and Centre for Environmental Education in India on Waste Minimization. Seved as Hon Editor of the Journal of Indian Water Works between 1998 and 2004. Coordinated Chapter on Waste Management & Recycling in UNEP's Green Economy Report; Waste Management Chapter in Shanghai Manual. Columnist in Green Prospects Asia Recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award of AITAA in 2010 for Significant Contribution to International Affairs. Elected as Board Certified Member at American Association of Environmental Engg Currently, Adjunct Professor at the Centre for Technology Alternatives in Rural Areas at IIT, Bombay. Check out my blog at prasadmodak.com
    Prasad Modak