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.
Josiah Mault is a Principal with RCG in Boston. He has extensive experience in wind resource and energy assessments for pre- and post-construction projects.
Mr. Mault is highly experienced in all aspects of wind resource and energy yield analyses for both onshore and offshore projects, having supported of 50 GW of projects. He provides key advice on pre- and post-construction projects to mitigate technical risks and reduce uncertainty in support of development and financing.
Before joining RCG, Mr. Mault led a team of analysts at a major renewable energy consultancy performing bankable energy yield assessments. He was responsible for managing projects and directing analysis methodologies to ensure delivery of robust high-quality deliverables to clients. His 13+ years of energy yield experience covers a broad range of technologies from remote sensing, mesoscale modelling, and CFD modelling as well as project types that include pre-construction, operational, repowering, hybrid, turbine power performance, site conditions, optimization, and siting.
Mr. Mault has a degree in atmospheric sciences, with a focus on meteorology.
Prasanna Krishnan is a Principal at RCG. He has 15 years of experience in the solar PV industry, having served over 1GW of PV projects globally. He brings a diverse perspective, having served with companies throughout the value chain in the renewable energy industry.
Mr. Krishnan is a solar PV specialist. His experience covers module manufacturing, development, EPC, consulting and startups. His depth is in engineering management, project delivery, and O&M of utility-scale solar projects. Additionally, he leverages his entrepreneurship experience to bring development, contracting and commercial expertise to RCG.
As a performance engineer for a thin-film module manufacturer, Mr. Krishnan dove deep into the technical characterization and evaluation of PV systems. He next led the development of the performance and O&M business unit at the US operations of a major European EPC. In this dynamic, startup environment, he spent extensive time in the field working hands on with PV systems. He leveraged this combination of field and managerial experience to build lean processes at a prominent solar farm developer, helping drive an asset-owner mindset to decision making.
In between roles in the corporate sector, he has served as an advisor and technical specialist on solar and sustainability startups in Latin America, led the regional operations of a cleantech accelerator, and co-founded an energy storage company. Consulting assignments have covered technical due-diligence, construction quality management, asset management, and technology commercialization.
Mr. Krishnan has a degree in Electrical Engineering with a master’s in Solar Energy Engineering.
Charles Luh (Hung-Chien Luh) has been a Principal in RCG’s Taipei office since June 2021. He possesses extensive work experience in the energy industry including both conventional and renewable energy generation, with a wide range of expertise in technical disciplines, project management and business development.
Mr. Luh is an interdisciplinary energy expert across the value chain of energy projects. He has proven track records in engineering consultancy for conventional power generation, and quality management within offshore wind. In addition he has business development experience in offshore wind.
With experience in both technical and commercial roles, Mr. Luh served as a quality advisor for Taiwan’s first commercial scale offshore wind project with a leading European maritime firm. His responsibility was to ensure the EPCI work package and the project execution was in compliance with the quality requirements. Also, with a solid understanding of the offshore wind market and strong business acumen, Mr. Luh took an offshore wind business development manager position with a reputable international certification service company. He led the team to undertake business activities such as marketing, tendering and writing proposals as well as communicating with clients on behalf of the company. Working with the certification body Mr. Luh concentrated on services covering the whole project lifecycle such as project certification, technical due diligence, marine warranty surveys, wind industry qualifications and quality assurance/control etc.
Mr. Luh is qualified in mechanical engineering and has focused on renewable energy technologies and energy project development throughout his career. His expertise includes mooring engineering for floating offshore structures.
Luke Boyden is a Principal based in RCG’s Vancouver office. He has significant experience in the renewable energy industry, working for multinational engineering consultancies and developers on renewable energy projects.
Mr Boyden is an expert in technical due diligence (TDD) assignments for solar PV projects. He has an extensive track record in supporting clients as technical advisor for the acquisition, refinancing, development, and construction of solar PV plants and portfolios across the Americas and Europe.
Prior to joining RCG, Mr Boyden served as a senior renewable energy consultant at a major engineering consultancy, leading multiple TDD assignments on ground-mount solar PV projects. He also managed the completion of solar resource, energy yield and uncertainty analysis assessments across the Americas. His experience includes the review of project contracts, technology, financial models, and he has driven the development of benchmarking tools. Mr Boyden has completed numerous site inspections as part of construction monitoring, project acquisition, and project acceptance. In addition, he is expert in technical advisory services for rooftop solar PV installations. Notably, he has inspected some of the largest residential portfolios and commercial & industrial sites across the UK, and completed projects across France, Canada, USA, and the Caribbean. Mr Boyden is also experienced in thermographic inspection of solar PV installations, and supports wind projects completing contract reviews and met-mast data analysis.
Mr Boyden trained as a mechanical engineer, specialising in sustainable energy systems. He is qualified to Level II for Thermography (Flir/ITC).
Chris Houston is a Principal in RCG’s Glasgow office. He has over 11 years’ experience in the renewables sector and provides clients with complex technical due diligence support for onshore and offshore wind farm developments, with a focus on acquisition and bank finance transactions.
Mr Houston is an expert in technical advisory services having project managed and supported on due diligence assignments for over 5 GW of wind farm projects. He has a strong track record of delivering high quality due diligence reports and providing a pragmatic approach to technical risk assessment for major lenders and investors. Mr Houston has also led and supported on several wind farm planning application and environmental assessments and has an in-depth understanding of the planning/environmental processes for wind farm projects under a multitude of consent regimes.
With experience spanning both project development and technical advisory services, Mr Houston has been engaged in the full development, construction and operational phases of renewable energy projects from feasibility assessment through to construction and operational monitoring. He has led and supported on multiple complex technical due diligence assignments, ranging from many offshore wind mandates to the acquisition due diligence for a large portfolio with 37 onshore wind farms. He subsequently managed the refinancing due diligence for the same portfolio.
Prior to joining RCG, Mr Houston served with a global engineering and consulting company, working in the technical due diligence team. Before that he led and supported on planning applications and environmental assessments for a UK-based investor owned utility. He has experience in the planning processes for both the offshore wind farm and the onshore transmission asset. He has also managed the land acquisition process for two UK onshore wind farms.
Mr Houston is trained in business management, with a post-graduate qualification in environmental studies. He is an astute project manager and holds a Certificate in Engineering Project Management.