Natural Power to Establish North American Hub

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Leading renewable energy consultancy Natural Power is to merge their U.S. and Canadian operations to provide seamless service offerings to clients active across North America’s national boundaries. Natural Power’s new North American hub will be a center of excellence for consultancy services and product support across the company’s range of offerings. CurrentPresident of U.S. Operations Jim Adams will take the helm as president of North American operations. Erin Harlos, currently the director at Natural Power’s Vancouver office, will support as vice president. Between them, Adams and Harlos have over 14 years of experience spanning the wind and marine renewable sector.

“There is huge potential for the North American renewables industry, particularly in onshore and offshore wind,” Adams says. “Natural Power has been active in North America for over five years and provides industry leading product innovations such as complex flow modeling to ensure new projects perform to expectations, due diligence to support project investment, and ZephIR lidar to efficiently validating models and provide bankable wind energy assessments. Additionally, drawing upon our extensive experience in providing full life-cycle services to Europe’s offshore wind, wave, and tidal industries, we have the unique ability to bring very applied and seasoned products and services to North America’s blossoming offshore renewables industry, leveraging many of the lessons learned in this rapidly growing market sector. With a dedicated North American hub we will better service both our consultancy customers but also our product customers who require local engineering, construction and operational support which we will now build at pace.”

This fall Natural Power will be presenting and exhibiting at the AWEA Wind Resource & Project Energy Assessment Workshop in Oklahoma and AWEA’s Offshore Wind Conference in Atlantic City), New Jersey, as well as at CanWEA’s annual conference in Montreal. The team will also be hosting several educational Complex Terrain Workshops in the U.S. and Canada. Details on upcoming workshops can be requested by e-mailing training@naturalpower.com or visiting www.naturalpower.com.