Founded in 2015, ESCO Pacific is well positioned to become a leading Australian developer of ground mounted utility scale solar farms.
Initially targeting Queensland and Northern NSW, ESCO Pacific’s near term target is to develop 1 GW of utility scale ground mounted solar farms by 2020.
The company is well on track to achieve its target and has already secured a pipeline (under option) in excess of 500MW, with a further 500MW expected to be secured by the end of 2016.
The company has secured over $4 million development equity to fund growth and development of its pipeline.
To be a leading Australian developer of utility scale solar farms.
We treat our staff, clients (landowners), investors and suppliers with respect and honesty. We aim to forge long term relationships and we stand by our developments and thrive on references.
ESCO Pacific consists of a highly experienced management team of energy, infrastructure, development and corporate finance professionals with specific experience in developing, and delivering to market, utility scale renewable energy projects in Australia and internationally.
Darryl has a depth of experience across the energy supply chain in executive, board and advisory roles, throughout Australia, New Zealand and Europe with a strong focus on renewable energy, wholesale markets and risk management. Previously, as CEO of Infratil Energy Australia, he was instrumental in developing 280MW of peaking generation plant and ensuring the sustainable growth of its energy retailer, Lumo Energy. He has held board, and board advisory, roles in generation development and energy retailing businesses as well as industry associations.
Steve is an experienced developer of utility scale solar projects having developed to financial close 7 ground mounted utility scale projects in the United Kingdom. Steve has a strong investment banking background and being further educated in low carbon economics and renewable energy systems, is well placed to lead the ESCO Pacific Team in delivering to market high quality utility scale solar developments.
Highly experienced lawyer with a proven track record across a range of corporate finance and M&A transactions in addition to negotiating complex EPC and O&M contracts for a variety of infrastructure assets.
Ravi has strong technical background and deep industry knowledge covering wide range of energy management technologies. Prior to ESCO Pacific, Ravi spent 21 years with Schneider Electric, holding senior positions and played a pivotal role in developing Schneider’s Business in Solar Power Plants, Large Energy Storage, Energy Management Solutions, Transmission & Distribution and other Emerging Technologies like EV etc. Ravi earned Executive MBA degree from Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) and holds a Bachelor of Engineering and Master of Technology from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT).
Allison is an experienced Renewable Energy Project Manager with a deep understanding of planning legislation and the full development lifecycle. Allison has a proven track record in contract management, development approvals, landowner lease negotiations and working with stakeholder groups. With a broad technical knowledge, Allison’s experience also includes due diligence studies, design optimisation, ARENA applications, solar flagships and the ACT reverse solar auction and she is recognised for identifying issues early and working quickly to resolve them whilst maintaining project viability on schedule and within budget.
Rimma is an experienced financial analyst of power generation development projects with direct and highly relevant renewable energy experience in both Australia and North America. She brings to the business significant knowledge of the Australian energy markets in particular forecasting electricity demand and supply in the National Electricity Market. Rimma studied Econometrics and Finance at Monash University and has postgraduate qualifications from the University of Melbourne in Renewable Energy, Climate Change and Environmental Policy.
Ray is a Chartered Professional Engineer and Project Manager with over 20 years’ experience in the professional services and energy utility sectors, specialising in managing and undertaking multi-disciplinary feasibility study, technical due diligence, and engineering design and construction for renewable energy and infrastructure projects in Australia and Asia Pacific. Project experience includes commercial and utility-scale solar power plants, wind farms, gas and water pipelines, and power distribution and transmission lines.
Patrick is a power systems engineer with extensive experience in the Australian power industry. He has worked on projects relating to power system modelling, renewable power integration, generator connections, control system tuning, R2 testing and model validation. Before coming to ESCO, Patrick was a senior consulting engineer in the power systems analysis team at GHD Hill Michael in Sydney and Melbourne, and has previously worked for AEMO as a graduate engineer.
Rhiannon is a planning and early stage pipeline development specialist with significant experience developing renewable energy projects across Australia and South East Asia. Rhiannon has worked with a range of Australian and international stakeholders on all aspects of the renewable development lifecycle. Her areas of expertise include site finding and feasibility studies, environmental assessment, stakeholder and community liaison and planning and consenting of projects. Rhiannon holds tertiary qualifications in environmental science and project management.
Cédric is a Renewable Energy Project Manager with significant experience in developing solar projects across France. He has a proven track record in site identification, constraints and opportunities assessment, and planning. His experience also includes environmental management and preparation of environmental regulatory reports in Australia, in Europe and in other parts of the world. Cédric holds a Master in Environment and Risks from the University of Montpellier, France.
Tristan is a Development Manager with a broad range of experience in large scale renewable energy projects including solar, wind and landfill gas. Drawing on both rural and commercial backgrounds he has secured key infrastructure locations across multiple sites through development, negotiation & management of land contracts whilst building strong relationships with landowners and the community. Tristan holds a Bachelor of Finance from La Trobe University and has worked in a range of renewable energy businesses spanning the development life cycle.
Piers is a qualified renewable energy and electrical power engineer, registered building practitioner, an experienced project manager and also holds a BaSc. in sustainable energy management. Over the course of over 15 years working within the construction industry, Piers has acquired a wealth of industry knowledge applicable to the construction of utility-scale solar projects. Project experience includes working on the delivery of around 500 kWh of off-grid battery storage projects for Western Australian utilities as well as multimegawatt utility-scale grid connected solar systems.
Nimesh is Professional Electrical Engineer with solid experience of Contract Management, Supplier and Subcontractor Management and Contract Financial Control within Australian Utility Industry. Nimesh has substantial experience working with major Australian EPC contractors and electrical equipment suppliers in various Commercial capacity and has solid track record of successful management of EPC Contracts from client and contractor side.
Paralegal and office administrator background with experience in large scale energy projects, with an understanding of land contracts, valuations, land registry and compensation processes and landholder engagement.