RCG adds technical due diligence specialist Luke Boyden to Vancouver team

Vancouver, Canada – The Renewables Consulting Group (RCG), a sector specialist advisory firm, today announced the appointment of technical due diligence specialist Luke Boyden to its growing Vancouver office.

North American solar installations have increased dramatically over the last few years. RCG has increased its team in response. Boyden brings a wealth of technical due diligence and project management experience. He has previously served as a technical advisor for developers, sponsors, and lenders on the acquisition, development, construction and operation of commercial and utility-scale solar PV plants and portfolios across the Americas.

Commenting on the news, Doug Pfeister, RCG’s Managing Director, Americas said:

“We are delighted that Luke has joined our growing team. He has considerable development experience leading and supporting multiple complex technical due diligence assignments. His vast technical advisory experience with developers, sponsors, and lenders on the development, construction and operation of commercial and utility-scale solar PV plants will serve our clients well.”

Remarking on his appointment, Boyden said:

“I’m excited to join the local team in Vancouver and the broader RCG group globally. I’m looking forward to supporting the recent regional wins such as BluEarth Renewables and growing the firm’s development and due diligence solar services. The team is exceptionally well-placed to assist clients with a blend of market-leading expertise and practical support.” – Luke Boyden, Vancouver.

The Vancouver office is leading the acceleration of the firm’s due diligence platform and technical services in order to realise its overall goal of providing a top-tier market intelligence, management consulting, and technical advisory service to the renewable sector and delivering long-term value for clients.

Vancouver, Canada – The Renewables Consulting Group (RCG) has been appointed as lender’s Independent Engineer (IE) for two of BluEarth Renewables’ pre-construction solar projects, located in Alberta, Canada. The firm is currently providing technical due diligence (TDD) services on the Yellow Lake and Burdett solar projects and is set to continue to act as lender’s IE to support the financing process through construction to operations.

Recently, the Royal Bank of Canada announced that was the first Canadian bank to sign a long-term renewable energy power purchase agreement (PPA) for the projects. As was previously announced, Bullfrog Power is also a corporate offtaker on the project.

Located in southeast Alberta, together the projects total nearly 40 MW and will produce enough energy to power approximately 6,400 homes annually.

RCG’s scope of work includes review of the technical, commercial and environmental aspects of the projects, including review of energy yield estimates and electrical and civil design. The project is being led out of RCG’s Vancouver office, part of the firm’s strong local presence in North America, supporting technical advisory clients.

Commenting on the appointment, RCG’s Matthew Irvine, Director – Canada, said:

“We are delighted to be working on this mandate and proud to support renewable energy development in Alberta. Alberta’s solar market is blossoming and it is fantastic to see the debt financing market active again after a challenging few years across Canada.  Through our technical expertise and pragmatic approach to technical advisory, we will play a small part in bringing this generation capacity to the market” – Matthew Irvine, Director, RCG.

Details of the projects can be found on BluEarth Renewables website: https://bluearthrenewables.com/