OWC appoints US head of onshore renewables

Renewable energy consultancy OWC has appointed seasoned solar and energy storage expert Rubin Sidhu as the company’s managing director of onshore renewables for the Americas.

Based in the San Francisco Bay area, Sidhu will head up OWC’s onshore operations supported by the company’s US headquarters, the East Coast hub in New York, and the global OWC team.

OWC plans to open an office on the West Coast of the US and expand advisory services for solar, energy storage, and onshore wind to support clients across the country.

With more than 15 years of experience in solar PV and energy storage, Sidhu brings deep technical expertise with a particular focus on supporting equity investments, mergers & acquisitions, and technical due diligence. Sidhu’s track-record includes working at major renewable energy companies, including UL Solutions, Hareon Solar, and BP Solar. Sidhu holds a master’s degree and Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

“The industry is gaining momentum with support from the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, but significant challenges remain as we deploy renewables at a scale needed to to decarbonise the electric grid and meet net-zero targets. The combination of OWC’s global service offering and track-record in technical due diligence across renewables, positions us perfectly to advise our clients on renewable energy projects and investments. I am looking forward to putting my own market experience into driving OWC’s onshore renewables growth in the US and broader Americas.”

Rubin Sidhu, Managing Director for Onshore Renewables, OWC Americas

OWC offers a full range of engineering consultancy and technical advisory services to support the commercial development of wind energy onshore and offshore, as well as other renewable energy technologies. The company specialises in supporting clients with market entry, technical studies, technical due diligence and owner’s engineering. 

Richard Abrams

“With Rubin onboard, we will bring the expertise we have amassed as a global onshore team in solar PV and energy storage, to help drive the right investment decisions for market development across the USA. Rubin brings extensive experience in the US renewables market, coupled with technical expertise in Solar PV and energy storage. Added to our already established OWC presence in the market, this makes us a natural choice to support project developers, lenders, and investors in their transactions.”

Richard Abrams, OWC Director for Onshore Renewables

OWC is part of Oslo-listed, global consultancy ABL Group ASA

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