Robbie Gibson, Black & Veatch’s Europe Director for Renewable Energy explained the significance of Buckley’s appointment. “This is our Europe renewable energy team’s third major hire this year. We’re growing in size, scope and ambition. Hiring Denis will help us build the business, not just enhance our technical capabilities.” Buckley is experienced in managing the delivery of renewable energy projects - from the owner/developer or funder side - through to financial close, construction and operation. His experience encompasses on and offshore wind, solar and anaerobic digestion. Asset management and operation, will be as important to the market as asset creation, according to Buckley, “The UK aims to be the first major economy to set a legally binding target to end climate emissions by 2050. As renewables’ role continues to grow, the ability to help clients optimise existing assets will be just as important to us as helping them develop new capacity.” To help build the new, innovative and more efficient energy infrastructure of the future Buckley will be working closely with new and existing clients in the UK and Europe; demonstrating where Black & Veatch can best assist and add the greatest value. He will be based in the company’s Dublin office. Editor's Notes: Prior to joining Black & Veatch Buckley was managing director of a leading consultancy providing renewable energy expertise for . He has 12 year’s renewable energy and engineering experience. Buckley has a Master of Engineering (Honours) in Civil/Structural Engineering, and a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil/Structural Engineering –from the University of Strathclyde. Globally, Black & Veatch has supported the development of 56 GW of wind energy and more than 25 GW of solar energy. In January 2019 UK energy regulator OFGEM has awarded its latest In February 2019 Black & Veatch was awarded the Design Services Contract. Black & Veatch has been supporting onshore and offshore wind project development and implementation in multiple regions since 1975 and is executing balance of plant EPC scope for a 150 MW wind farm in Illinois, USA. The company is also serving as owner’s engineer for multiple wind repower programs. Media Contact: MALCOLM HALLSWORTH | +44 1737 856594 p | +44 7920 701764 m | HallsworthM@BV.com 0 About Black & Veatch Black & Veatch is an employee-owned, global leader in building critical human infrastructure in Energy, Water, Telecommunications and Government Services. Since 1915, we have helped our clients improve the lives of people in over 100 countries through consulting, engineering, construction, operations and program management. Our revenues in 2018 were US$3.5 billion. Follow us on www.bv.com and in social media. Related Insights Distribution Planning: More Twists and Turns Ahead Planning for today’s distribution networks is a little like driving down a foggy road at night. Knowing what’s ahead and having more visibility makes a ride like that easier, but the clarity those two conditions provide is lacking for utilities and other players in the power sector as they travel toward a modernized grid. When Water is the Product, How Do We Afford Sustainability? Regardless of industry or product, the effective use of water carries huge weight for plant operators and other decision-makers who must pit emerging social calls for sustainability against the money on hand to make it happen. Executive Summary Rising demand for clean and sustainable energy has made this one of the most dynamic and exciting moments in the history of power supply. It's also one of the most vexing: Across diverse geographies, and even more diverse stakeholders, there are both opportunities and deep challenges to meeting the social and economic goals tied to the reliable, resilient supply of quality power. Global Renewables: From Utah to the United Nations, Renewables Power Up From C-suites and state capitals to international governments and the United Nations, leaders of the world’s most influential economies are codifying the role of renewables in an increasingly sustainable power generation mix. On the government side, leaders in China, Europe and elsewhere are on a growing list of American states in setting ambitious renewable portfolio standards (RPS) targets. Renewables Surge, Changing Policies Expected to Drive Investment in Transmission Surging growth in renewables and efforts to increase resilience will drive millions of dollars in new transmission investment over the next five years, according to Black & Veatch’s 2019 Strategic Directions: Electric Report survey. Survey results found that 37 percent of respondents see renewables as the top driver in new investment, followed by resilience and reliability (28 percent).