Kutlu Balci

Kutlu Balci is an MSc qualified senior wind energy consultant and project manager with seven years of experience in both onshore and offshore wind projects covering due diligence, construction strategy, O&M execution, financial model, contracts and wind turbine technology review.

Delivering various advisory works throughout the years, Kutlu has mainly worked with lenders, buyers, sellers, investors and occasionally with policymakers.  He has been involved in all phases of the onshore and offshore wind farm projects in various countries including, but not limited to, Jordan, Kenya, Belgium, Sweden, France, Mongolia, UK, the Netherlands, Poland, Egypt, Bulgaria.

As Project Manager for a major consultancy company, prior to joining RCG, Kutlu delivered numerous projects in various wind projects globally. He has led some of the largest renewable energy projects as Technical Advisor from pre-Financial Close, to the operations monitoring stage.  Consultancy assignments have included technical support, technical due diligence, and strategic advice for market penetration for project investors. In addition, Kutlu has experience in business development, energy markets and policy, and power projects mergers & acquisitions.

Kutlu has an electrical and electronics degree from Bilkent University, and an MSc degree in the Renewable Energy Systems & Environment Programme from University of Strathclyde.  He is a professional member of Energy Institute, and member and founding President of Association of Turkish Alumni and Students (ATAS) in Scotland.

David Plunkett joined the RCG team in August 2022 as a Senior Associate. He has over 3 years’ experience in the energy industry, with a primary focus on technical & policy advisory, and programme & stakeholder management.

David is an experienced offshore wind professional. Having led large-scale joint-industry programmes, David is experienced in managing the delivery of projects for a variety of clients in a competitive environment.

David has worked within the sustainable energy industry since graduating from university, from technical consultancy to policy development and programme management.  He has held leadership roles and has led large consortiums for renewable energy development. Stakeholder experience spans project developers, regulators, governments & international funders.

With experience as an electrical engineer, David graduated with a master’s degree in electrical and mechanical engineering from the University of Strathclyde – focusing on power and renewable energy systems. Throughout university, David was a scholar within the IET Power Academy to encourage the development of future energy industry leaders.

Cesar Chen is a Senior Associate of RCG based in Taipei.  He has 2 years of experience in the wind energy industry, with a broad range of executive management, commercial, operational, and strategy experience.

Cesar has a background in EIA, working previously for Unitech, one of the two main EIA providers in Taiwan.  Cesar has a wealth of experience working on existing offshore wind EIAs in Taiwan, most recently supporting Yunlin Offshore Wind Farm, Taipower Phase II Offshore Wind Farm and Xufeng 2 and 3.

As an experienced Project Engineer working with several offshore wind power projects in Taiwan, Cesar has been responsible for project delivery in accordance with the developer’s timeline and achieving the government’s requirements.  He was proficient in communicating and collaborating with contractors and external stakeholders, as well as internal teams.

Cesar trained for certificate hours for EIA from Environmental Protection Administration (EPA), Taiwan.

Calum Dalrymple is a Senior Associate in RCG’s Glasgow office. His experience is primarily based on delivering technical due diligence assignments having managed and supported various international projects as a technical advisor for lenders, investors and vendors.

Calum’s experience as a technical consultant ranges from the pre-financial close stage through to construction and operation of offshore projects across UK, Europe and Taiwan. His specific knowledge includes the technical risks of project contracts, offshore construction methodologies and operation and maintenance (O&M) strategies.

Prior to joining RCG, Calum worked as a senior consultant at a leading, global engineering consultancy. Here he was engaged in numerous international wind energy due diligence assignments throughout the project lifecycle. He was responsible for project management of technical due diligence assignments and several offshore wind construction assignments.  During this time, he has managed multidisciplinary teams to deliver key reports for developers and project lenders, including key issue/red flag, construction monitoring, operational and completions reports.  Calum also has experience in providing external training to companies seeking to enter the wind industry as service providers.

Calum has a Master’s Degree (MEng) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Aberdeen, UK.   He returned to university after several years to complete a Master’s Degree (MSc) in Renewable Energy Engineering, which focused on the fundamental engineering concepts of renewable energy systems (wind, solar, hydrogen, geothermal etc.).

Grant Dawson is a Senior Associate in RCG’s Glasgow office. His experience is primarily based on delivering technical due diligence assignments having managed and supported various international projects as a technical advisor for lenders, investors and vendors.

Grant’s experience as a technical consultant ranges from the pre-financial close stage through to construction and operation of both onshore and offshore projects across Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. His specific knowledge includes the technical risks of project contracts, construction schedules and operation and maintenance strategies.

Prior to joining RCG, Grant worked at a leading, global engineering consultancy. Here he was engaged in numerous international due diligence assignments throughout the project lifecycle. He was responsible for project construction elements, in particular schedules and construction accessibility modelling to independently assess weather downtime and strategy for offshore project construction in the UK, US and Taiwan. He also has experience in managing multidisciplinary teams when representing project lenders and investors.

Grant has a Master’s Degree in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland, where he focused specifically on renewable energy and technology modules.

Bert Chen is a Senior Associate in RCG’s Vancouver Office. He brings a commercial and financial perspective into due diligence and market research. He has over a decade of experience working on energy and renewable energy investments. Bridging all commercial aspects of financial analysis, regulatory affairs, technical expertise, legal and commercial negotiations and project management, He is able to bring significant value to operating businesses in the North American energy markets.

As an experienced commercial manager, he has worked on major projects in the energy, renewable energy, infrastructure and real estate sectors helping deliver projects from initial conception, siting and acquisition, design, permitting and construction to turnkey completion.

Since 2018, Mr. Chen has worked on transactions in North America, coming to RCG from Brookfield, a global investment firm that operated one of the continent‘s largest independent power producers. In that role, he developed and evaluated hydro, wind, solar, battery storage, hydrogen electrolysis and electrical transmission projects. He has experience in all the major power markets of the US and Canada, with a specialization on designing, constructing and permitting solar projects that originated, negotiated and executed corporate power purchase agreements for energy and renewable attributes.

This experience integrates energy resource modelling, power pool and locational pricing, siting layout, geotechnical and real property matters such as property tax abatement and zoning.

Mr. Chen has a Master’s of Business Administration with a specialization in finance.