ArcVera names wind engineering global director

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ArcVera Renewables, a provider of consulting and technical services for wind, solar, and energy storage projects, has confirmed the appointment of Dan Bernadett as its new global director of Wind Engineering.

Dan Bernadett has developed advanced techniques for estimating wind-farm losses used in wind-resource assessment, techniques that ArcVera champions. (Courtesy: ArcVera )

Bernadett’s experience will be instrumental to support ArcVera as it rapidly scales in all wind-project services segments including resource assessment, technical and financial engineering, power performance testing, component failure root cause analysis, and project optimization and repowering.

Bernadett is joining ArcVera after leading UL’s renewable energy power performance testing division, following UL’s acquisition of AWS Truepower in 2016. Starting in 1993, Bernadett was one of the first engineers at AWS Truepower, a company that specialized in atmospheric science and engineering due diligence for renewable energy development. Bernadett has developed advanced techniques for estimating wind-farm losses used in wind-resource assessment, techniques that ArcVera champions.

“Dan and I started our careers in wind energy within months of each other back in 1991,” said John Bosche, ArcVera president and founding partner. “He is an esteemed industry colleague and a brilliant engineer with a long history in the wind sector in the U.S. and internationally, and with a great reputation among clients and colleagues alike. I am beyond thrilled to be able to work with Dan.”

Bernadett has also been a frequent presenter at conferences and on webinars, discussing topics such as nacelle Lidar power-curve testing, evaluation of power-curve risks in new turbine models, verification of power performance upgrades to wind turbines, and advantages of power curve testing under Edition 2 of the IEC 61400-12-1 standard.

“I am absolutely delighted to be joining John and the ArcVera Renewables team at such an important time for the industry,” Bernadett said. “ArcVera has an international track record that is second to none, providing clients with excellence in atmospheric science and engineering to ensure that its clients’ projects are technically-sound, bankable, and successful throughout their operational lifetime.”

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