Will Thorp heads up the Power and Renewables team at Elemental Group in New Plymouth. He has a background in wind energy consulting and engineering and has worked on many of the wind farms operating in New Zealand today. He provides consultancy and project development services from concept design through to implementation management and monitoring of operations for developers and owners of wind, solar and battery-hybrid projects in New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.
Will has over 20 years’ experience in the New Zealand Renewable Energy industry. Having extensive knowledge of New Zealand’s excellent wind resource, and the important role wind energy needs to play in the decarbonization of New Zealand’s electricity supply and its major industries, he is focused on providing technical solutions for large-scale renewable energy developments. This includes offshore wind development through the BlueFloat Energy / Elemental Group partnership that is developing 5 GW of offshore wind capacity in New Zealand waters.