Strategic Realignment in juwi Australia
Cameron Garnsworthy appointed Managing Director of juwi Renewable Energy Pty Ltd
juwi, a global renewable company founded in 1996 and has since delivered over 4.4GW of solar and wind projects worldwide with a total investment volume of >$10billion. juwi entered the Australian business in 2014 with the acquisition of Qi power focusing on a niche hybrid/offgrid segment resulting in successfully executing the world’s largest solar diesel battery hybrid reference project Sandfire Degrussa in Western Australia.
As part of the strategic initiative to expand project development activities beyond the offgrid/hybrid segment into utility scale PV projects, the juwi board has decided to strengthen the project development expertise in the management team.
The leadership position will be taken over by Cameron Garnsworthy, who brings with him a wealth of experience in the Australian Solar and Wind development space. In this latest role, he was the Managing Director of a market leading player in Australia and successfully closed 250 MW of solar PV projects. He has also served as a non-executive director at the Clean Energy Council providing guidance and input on wide ranging issues affecting the development of the clean energy industry in Australia. Prior to that, Cameron was heading the Renewables arm of Energy Australia – a leading electricity generator and retailer in the Australian market. Cameron also has prior experience on the buy side with juwi and was involved in various transactions in Germany for the purchase of wind farm projects that were built by juwi.
“I am looking forward to working together with Cameron and juwi Australia team to drive our development efforts forward and establish the company as a seasoned renewable energy player within the Australian market in the coming years” says Stephan Hansen, COO of juwi Group.
About the juwi group
The juwi group is one of the world’s leading companies in the area of renewable energy. The renewable energy pioneer with a strong regional presence offers project development and EPC services as well as products and solutions for the energy turnaround. Company activities are mainly projects with solar and wind. The juwi group was established in 1996 in Rhineland-Palatinate/Germany. Since the end of 2014, Mannheim based utility MVV Energie AG has been partner and majority shareholder (63%) of the juwi Group. juwi has about 1,000 employees worldwide, branches on all continents and is actively engaged in various projects all over the globe. Working together with passion to implement renewable energy economically and reliably is what drives us.
So far, juwi has realized more than 950 wind turbines with a total capacity of more than. 2,100 megawatts at more than 150 sites globally. In the solar segment, more than 1,600 projects with a total capacity of around 2,300 megawatts have been designed and constructed. Combined, these energy systems produce around 7.7 billion kilowatt hours of clean energy per year, equaling the annual demand of more than 2.5 million German households. Within the past 20 years, juwi has initiated an investment volume of around 8.6 billion euros to realize these projects.
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