Jesse Broehl is a Principal in RCG’s New York Office. He has over a decade of experience as a research analyst, consultant and wind energy subject matter expert journalist covering renewable energy. Mr. Broehl uniquely blends technical and industry knowledge on the US renewable energy market with years of writing and market report authorship experience.
Mr. Broehl is an experienced renewables analyst and has lead authorship on multiple technical and market intelligence reports. His experience includes over a decade focusing analyses on wind energy primarily, and solar and energy storage secondarily. As a skilled writer and industry analyst, Mr. Broehl is familiar with all aspects of the renewables market both domestically in the US and globally, and excels in market insights and strategy. He has served clients from across the industry, including wind turbine OEM companies, private equity companies, oil companies, and others.
Mr Broehl joins RCG from the leading US trade group for renewables, where he was a key member in renewable energy market, policy, and technology trend research and analyses. As a research analyst and consultant at an energy consultancy, Mr Broehl managed the firm’s global wind energy market analysis, competitive assessments, product and supply chain analysis, market forecasts and emerging technologies and strategies. In this role he was also the lead author on multiple annual reports and data products. Mr. Broehl has a degree in journalism and multiple lead authorship credits to his name.
Dan Kyle Spearman is a Director in RCG’s London office, leading on floating wind. A background in naval architecture with 6 years of fixed and floating offshore wind experience brings a broad range of technical, operational and commercial expertise.
Mr Spearman is an expert in floating offshore wind and has worked with the leading developers to reduce the cost and risks to enable the future commercialisation of floating wind. He has a proven track record of delivering complex projects with multiple stakeholders across a range of topics in both fixed and floating offshore wind.
Dan Kyle Spearman has a wide range of offshore wind experience, having managed the Floating Wind Joint Industry Programme and the O&M workstream in the world-leading Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) research programme. In these collaborative programmes, he worked closely with fifteen of the leading international developers and Scottish Government to make both fixed and floating offshore wind into mainstream energy sources. In particular, Dan worked with developers to address the technical challenges for deployment of future large-scale floating farms, giving insight into the challenges and opportunities of floating wind and engaging with the floating wind supply chain to implement the results. He has also managed multiple projects relating to marine logistics which have reduced costs, improved offshore health and safety and reduced vessel emissions. He has supported innovators with demonstrating and commercialising their technologies. Previous experience includes the designing and testing of high-speed vessels, control system programming and build co-ordination at a major UK shipyard.
Dan Kyle Spearman is a qualified Naval Architect with additional qualifications in project management. He also has STCW certification for going offshore.
Mark Del Franco is Associate Director of RCG and is the firm’s Head of Communications. He has more than 25 years’ experience in the publishing industry, with a broad range of editorial, public relations, social media, as well as corporate and internal communications experience.
Mr Del Franco is an expert communicator and has a unique ability to find the story. As head of communications, he has responsibility for building and optimising RCG services and solutions through traditional and new media. He has a proven track record in generating buzz and getting results.
With experience spanning major trade publications and within the energy consultancy sector, Mr Del Franco has held multiple energy industry leadership roles and has reported on several major stories involving the North American renewables market. Focusing on all aspects of the wind industry, Mark Del Franco served as editor of respected trade journal North American Windpower for a decade. He scored several major news interviews with US senators, governors as well as other stakeholders. From the ongoing saga of the production tax credit to the development of the emerging US offshore wind industry to Ontario’s feed-in tariff struggles, he has covered it all in North America.
Mr Del Franco is qualified in corporate communications. He has served as moderator for several renewable energy conferences, including the American Wind Energy Association and Canadian Wind Energy Association.
Ching-Wen Huang is an Associate Director based in RCG’s office in Taipei, Taiwan. He is supporting project development, market intelligence and technical advisory work, across all renewable energy technologies. Mr Huang’s background is in sustainability consulting, focusing on the energy sector and technology industries.
Mr Huang has in-depth knowledge for offshore wind farm development, and supporting developers to step into emerging market and scope greenfield wind farm. Prior to joining RCG, Mr Huang spent several years with KPMG, the multinational professional services network, supporting projects related to climate change policy and strategy for both the government and corporate clients. He has deep experience working with Taiwan’s state-owned power company, working with it build a road map for sustainable development goals. Mr Huang’s knowledge covers Taiwan’s renewable energy policy, especially offshore wind, corporate power purchase agreements (CPPAs), and renewable energy certification (REC). He has carried out environmental management system advisory, implementing ISO 14001. He also has a background in ocean GIS database management and oceanographic survey campaigns.
Mr Matthew Irvine is a director of RCG, joining the Americas team in 2019 to head up the Vancouver office. He has worked in the wind and solar industry for over 10 years and has lifecycle experience on 12 GW of renewables assets globally.
Mr Irvine is an expert in wind turbine technology, due diligence and business operations, having worked with a leading UK wind developer, global renewable energy consultancy and German wind turbine manufacturer. As Director, he has responsibility for shaping both our Americas and global strategy. He has a proven track record in business growth and in directing large, complex, and multi-disciplinary teams and projects.
Before joining RCG, Mr Irvine managed the Americas advisory services line and Canadian operations for a major renewable energy consultancy, successfully increasing the business unit’s turnover by 30% and diversifying its service offering to include solar and battery storage front end engineering design. With experience spanning wind project development in the UK, wind turbine manufacturing in Germany and global renewable energy consultancy, Mr Irvine has held multiple prominent industry roles and has managed some of the world’s largest renewable energy M&A assignments, including the $750m Rampion offshore wind acquisition, closely advising Canadian multinational energy company, Enbridge Inc. This includes serving as project director on over 50 due diligence assignments for global investors and banks. In addition to technical advisory, he has extensive experience in wind farm development having worked with the UK’s leading wind project developer, and offshore wind turbine manufacturing having been the sales manager for technical inquiries and contract negotiations in relation to a 5 MW hybrid offshore wind turbine platform.
Mr Irvine is qualified in Mechanical Engineering.
Jonah Ury is a Principal in RCG’s New York Office. He has expertise costing and bench-marking large-scale renewable energy projects, conducting levelised cost of energy (LCoE) modelling for wind farm development in the United States and worldwide, and analysing US energy market opportunities for investor reports.
Mr Ury has significant experience supporting large-scale renewable energy development and investment for governments, developers, and investors. He has served as a key analyst on high-profile engagements in renewable energy M&A, greenfield site development, and market entry strategy.
Mr. Ury brings to RCG his training in project finance, ecosystem modelling, and experiences working in the renewable energy industry in Alaska and at a leading governmental agency in Massachusetts. Since joining RCG, he has helped develop the firm’s LCOE modelling, capable of forecasting offshore wind cost competitiveness globally. He has experience conducting detailed due-diligence and market research assignments for some of the largest renewable energy deals happening today. On RCG’s public sector engagements, he has worked with state and federal governments in the United States and abroad to ensure cost-confidence and develop programs that will foster a robust offshore wind industry. He is committed to providing high-quality industry analysis and building a strong renewable energy future globally.
Mr Ury has a degree in political economics and ecology with training in renewable energy finance and modelling stochastic processes. He has professional and academic experience with wide range of renewable energy.