London, June 09, 2023 – NextEnergy Capital (“NEC”), a global solar specialist in the renewables sector, is delighted to announce the promotion of Ross Grier to Chief Operating Officer, in addition to his role as Head of UK Investments.
Ross has been Head of UK Investments at NextEnergy Capital since May 2018, and takes on the additional role of Chief Operating Officer as of June 8, 2023. He joined the Group in 2013 and has contributed to NextEnergy Capital’s success across its UK activities.
NextEnergy Capital has to date invested in 107 solar projects in the UK, delivering c.1.5GW of solar. This amounts to c.10% of the UK’s total current installed ground-mounted solar capacity of c.10GW. NextEnergy Capital funds comprise one of the largest portfolios of solar projects in the UK.
Ross’s expanded role will see him continue to oversee NEC’s UK investment platform, including investment activities for NextEnergy Solar Fund, and oversee NEC’s global operations, which includes services such as Fund Management, Construction Management, Global Procurement and Portfolio Management across NEC’s existing and future investment vehicles.
Michael Bonte-Friedheim, CEO and Founding Partner of NextEnergy Group, said:
“I am very pleased to announce that Ross is taking on additional responsibilities at NEC. In his new role, he will drive further institutionalisation and improvements across our global investment management platform. Our current investment activities span 9 countries and 2.4GW+ comprising over 375 projects with over 25 projects in construction. With preparations progressing well for the launch of our fifth fund, NextPower V, we are expecting to continue our exponential growth trajectory in the global solar sector. Ross’s new role will contribute to maintaining our leadership role in the sector.”
Ross Grier, NextEnergy Capital Chief Operating Officer, said:
“NextEnergy Capital continues to stay focused on its mission, to lead the transition to clean energy. It’s the incredibly passionate employees within NextEnergy that continue to drive its success. It has been a pleasure to be part of the journey to where we are today, and I am very excited to contribute to the Company’s next level of growth and success.”
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