Carter Jonas has expanded its Energy and Marine team – which has its Yorkshire team in Harrogate/York – with the recruitment of two energy specialists in Edinburgh.
Chris Keenan and Sarah Whyte recently joined the firm as energy specialists.
They are supporting its national team of renewable energy experts, who are actively involved with advising on a range of projects, varying from farm-scale technologies to the largest utility scale projects for landowners, developers and investors across the country.
Keenan joined Carter Jonas from German Wind Farm developer PNE Wind, where he was head of estates with responsibility for all land acquisition across the UK.
Prior to that he worked in the land agency and development land sector at Knight Frank and CKD Galbraith. Sarah Whyte was formerly a consultant engineer and project manager at WSP Future Energy (WSP E&E UK).
There she was involved in a number of wind energy-related proposals and feasibility studies, for which she undertook site screening, GIS mapping and environmental and technical constraints assessments. She will continue to develop this role at Carter Jonas.
Charles Hardcastle, partner and head of Carter Jonas’ Energy team in Yorkshire said:
“The Scottish market has traditionally focused on hydro and wind technologies but as it has matured, there is now increasing interest to explore opportunities with solar, biomass and anaerobic digestion.
“With strength and depth of expertise across the renewable energy industry, our team of specialists are well placed to advise on every aspect of the project lifecycle from initial screening, planning, funding, construction & sale.”