Natural Power Opens Seattle office

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The international renewable energy consultancy, Natural Power, which has based its US operations out of its Saratoga Springs office, is now expanding to the west coast to meet increasing demand for its services locally.

Holly Hughes, who has recently joined the senior management team, will head up this new venture. With more than a decade of experience in the North American renewable energy sector she has worked in the areas of engineering, due diligence and turbine technology. As well as having a wealth of hands-on experience, she also has an extensive portfolio of expert articles and presentations to her name.

Holly is delighted to be leading Natural Power’s west coast efforts. She said: “Natural Power was established in North America several years ago. The company is 20 years old, and globally employs more than 320 renewable energy experts across three continents. With operational involvement in over 150 projects in onshore wind, offshore wind, solar, renewable heat and hydro power, Natural Power is unique in its direct experience among other consultancies in the sector.”

Joining Holly in Seattle is Senior Project Engineer, Taurin Spalding and Renewables Analyst Mackenzie Tocco. With 12 years of experience in energy, Taurin’s primary areas of expertise are in energy yield assessments (>2 GW assessed), conducting wake and wind flow model research, and project due diligence and management. Mackenzie will conduct pre-and post-construction analysis of renewable energy projects.

Jim Adams, Natural Power’s President North American Operations added: “Natural Power’s US team brings over 60 years of combined experience in the renewable energy industry and we’re excited to be taking our efforts west. We are continuing to expand across the US and having teams on both coasts will allow us to better serve our clients. We look forward to supporting Holly as she continues to build the team in Seattle.”


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1. Holly Hughes, Senior Vice President and Taurin Spalding, Senior Project Engineer at the Seattle office
2. Holly Hughes, Senior Vice President at Natural Power US

Company background:
Natural Power is a leading independent renewable energy consultancy and products provider. The company offer proactive and integrated consultancy, management and due diligence services, backed by an innovative product range, across the onshore wind, offshore wind, wave, tidal, renewable heat, PV and hydro 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 ground breaking projects, products and portfolios for more than 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 320 renewable energy experts across Europe and North America with further representation through South American consultancy Latwind Energías Renovables and Turkish renewables consultancy re-consult. Providing planning and development, ecology and hydrology, technical, construction and 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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