- Published: 06 February 2020 06 February 2020
Natural Power has made several new hires in its technical advisory team increasing its capacity in North America as well as its service offerings across all renewable energy sectors. Recent additions to the team include Chris Mertes as Head of Advisory and Matthew Filippelli as Offshore Services Lead, as well as several specialist principal engineers and project managers to increase the team bandwidth.
Chris Mertes has been involved in the renewable energy industry for more than a decade and has led and supported technical advisory teams at some of the largest energy consultancies.
Matthew Filippelli has been engaged with wind energy consulting and engineering since 2003. In his role as Principal Engineer, Matt works with a diverse cross-section of clients including developers, investors, owner/operators, government agencies and academic institutions.
Chad Homuth is a senior civil engineer, providing due diligence and independent engineering services for wind and solar projects. He has more than six years of experience in engineering consulting, primarily serving the hydroelectric and wind power industries.
Valerie Marquis is a wind industry professional with more than 14 years of engineering, consulting, training, HSEQ, people and project management experience. In the past, she has worked as a wind turbine test engineer and fronted a team focused on technical testing of utility-scale wind turbines, including power performance, mechanical loads, acoustic noise and power quality testing.
Reece Enderson brings a decade of energy engineering and project management experience to Natural Power’s advisory team. Reece’s past work ranges from supporting feasibility studies for renewable energy projects, to lead mechanical engineer for a 138MW hydropower EPC project bid, to managing a portfolio of more than 20 capital refurbishment projects.
Danielle Burns has nearly a decade of experience in the renewable energy industry where she has served in a variety of consultative roles for both public and private clients. Danielle’s experience includes performing due diligence reviews to evaluate the technical, financial and contractual merits of solar and wind projects on behalf of investors, IOUs and state agencies.