Industry executive Phillip Westerby will lead the transition of Swift Current Energy’s late-stage development projects through to operation
BOSTON and HOUSTON, August 24, 2022 – Swift Current Energy (Swift Current), a leading North American clean energy platform, is pleased to announce that Phillip Westerby has joined the company as Chief of Project Execution. In this newly created role, Phillip leads the transition of Swift Current’s late-stage development projects through engineering, pre-construction, procurement, construction, and handover to asset management. Phillip is based at the company’s Houston office.
This year Swift Current will start construction on over 1,000 MWac of wind and solar energy projects. Earlier this month, the City of Chicago announced an agreement with retail electricity supplier Constellation, in collaboration with Swift Current, to source renewable energy from Swift Current Energy’s 593 MWac Double Black Diamond Project in Sangamon and Morgan Counties, Illinois. In January, Swift Current shared that it has placed an order for 1,200 MW of First Solar modules, as well as wind turbines for its 196 MW Castle Gap Wind Project in central Texas.
Eric Lammers, CEO and Co-Founder, Swift Current, said, “We are thrilled to have Phillip Westerby join Swift Current as Chief of Project Execution. Phillip’s experience leading construction at one of the world’s largest renewable energy companies will prove beneficial as Swift Current begins construction this year on 1 GW of renewable energy projects, including Double Black Diamond Solar. We look forward to having Phillip on board to oversee the successful execution of our growing portfolio of clean energy projects.”
Phillip is an accomplished executive with more than 25 years of experience in energy and project management and execution. Phillip grew his career in renewable energy at EDPR NA, LLC, where he rose to become Executive Vice President of Technical. At EDP, he oversaw the successful development and execution of more than 10 GW of utility-scale wind, solar, and energy storage projects across the United States, Mexico and Canada. Throughout his 13 years at EDPR, Phillip was involved in all aspects of development, engineering, technology due diligence, financing, procurement, and construction.
Phillip Westerby, Chief of Project Execution, Swift Current, said, “Swift Current is in an exciting stage of growth as the company moves into large scale execution on its extensive portfolio of development assets. This year we will start construction on a portfolio of projects in new geographies and prepare to own and operate these projects. I look forward to contributing my experience and working alongside the group of professionals at Swift Current and our key industry partners to bring clean energy to communities across the United States.”
About Swift Current Energy
Swift Current Energy is investing in renewable energy to create a sustainable future. The company develops, constructs, owns and operates highly competitive, utility-scale wind, solar and energy storage projects across the United States. Founded in 2016, Swift Current Energy is an independent power producer backed by Nala Renewables, a power and renewable energy investment and development joint-venture between IFM Investors and Trafigura, Buckeye Partners and Swift Current Energy’s management team through its holding company Lookout Ridge Energy Partners. For more information, please visit swiftcurrentenergy.com.