Douglas is CEO of the UK branch of EMRC. He has over 20 years’ experience of project development, M&A/investment, financing and consultancy in the conventional and renewable energy industries, holding positions with international project developers, Government organisations and in consultancy.
Prior to joining EMRC Douglas was a Senior Manager with Masdar Clean Energy where he was responsible for the commercial development of wind, solar and energy storage projects. He was a Director of the 402 MW Dudgeon offshore wind farm in the UK; and of Hywind Scotland, the world’s first commercial scale floating wind farm. In the solar sector, he was the commercial lead for various solar PV and CSP bids in the MENA region. In the energy storage sector he led the Masdar team on their collaboration with Statoil on a UK lithium ion battery storage project and with ADNOC in the UAE on the development of the world’s first carbon capture project from a steel plant.
Prior to joining Masdar he was with IPA Energy Advisory, a UK-based international energy consultancy. In this capacity he was responsible for the Gas Economics Team (based in Abu Dhabi) and for the UK-based Regulation practice.
He holds an MA in Economic Science from the University of Aberdeen, where he specialised in Natural Resource and Environmental Economics.