Natural Power appoints new Head of Operational Systems

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International renewable energy consultancy Natural Power has recently appointed Graham Gow as Head of Operational Systems.

Since its foundations, Natural Power has succeeded in growing its offerings strategically to become a leading ‘360-degree’ renewable energy consultancy and products provider, across the onshore wind, offshore wind, wave, tidal and biomass sectors. The company now operates in 11 offices across three continents and employs over 270 renewable energy experts.

Specifically in the area of Asset Management Natural Power have established a world class set of integrated services, including WindCentre, the industry’s first 24/7 independent operational wind farm control room, ForeSite, our proven wind farm output forecasting system, and WindManager, an integrated system for wind farm and portfolio management. The company presently provides a range of Asset Management services to 23%* of the UK’s installed onshore wind capacity.

Graham brings a wealth of industry experience to Natural Power, having worked in wind energy with GL-Garrad Hassan for almost two decades. Graham initially worked on machine and blade design, and fatigue lifetime analysis before moving into a more strategic role, carrying out small and large scale resource assessments and cost/resource analyses for the integration of various renewable energy technologies. Graham brings specific experience to his new role having been previously involved in the development of wind power forecasting services, and wind farm SCADA and operational performance data analysis solutions.

Graham’s new role will see him taking responsibility for the delivery and integration of software development activities throughout Natural Power. Neil Douglas, Director of Asset Management comments:”We are delighted to welcome Graham on board at Natural Power. His technical expertise, commercial experience and reputation within the industry will be invaluable as we continue to develop innovative services and products for the benefit of our international client base”

Commenting on his recent appointment, Graham added: “I am extremely excited at this opportunity. Natural Power’s ‘hands-on’ experience throughout the lifetime of projects – particularly in Operations and Asset Management – makes them unique in our industry. The challenge for me is to work with colleagues across the business and ensure our tools and systems continue to develop in line with ambitious growth plans. My job is to foster innovation and increase efficiency, and so keep Natural Power at the forefront of service provision in our industry.”

*August 2012 - Natural Power ongoing services on 1620.46MW of 6858MW installed onshore capacity, souce: RenewableUK website

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Notes for Editors:

Natural Power is a leading independent renewable energy consultancy and products provider. The company offer proactive and integrated consultancy, management & due diligence services, backed by an innovative product range, across the onshore wind, offshore wind, wave, tidal and biomass sectors, whilst maintaining a strong outlook on other new and emerging renewable energy sectors. Established in the mid 1990s Natural Power has been at the heart of many groundbreaking projects, products and portfolios for close to two decades, assisting project developers, investors, manufacturers, research houses and other consulting companies. With its iconic Scottish headquarters, The Green House, Natural Power has expanded internationally and now employs over 250 renewable energy experts across Europe, North America and South America including Turkish renewables consultancy re-consult. Providing Planning & Development, Ecology & Hydrology, Wind Technical, Construction & Geotechnical, Asset Management and Due Diligence services, Natural Power is uniquely a full lifecycle consultancy – from feasibility to finance to repowering, and every project phase in between. Natural Power has consistently invested in product development and technical research in order to progress certain key areas within the industry such as the operational management of wind farms, the design and assessment of wind farms in complex flow and the use of remote sensing for wind measurement.

From award winning consultancy and management services, through a string of technology world-firsts, Natural Power has a successful track record and the breadth of services and deep-rooted experience that provides a wealth of added value for our diverse client base.

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