What we do
Building & Powering
a sustainable
future

CWP Renewables is a renewable energy company that develops, operates and owns renewable energy assets in Australia.

With proven experience and expertise across the project lifecycle, we work with local communities and our customers to lead the transition to Australia’s clean energy future.

For us, safety is paramount. We have a dedicated safety team ensuring this remains our key focus. Our commitment to delivering to the highest standard is reflected in our ISO accreditation standards for Safety, Environmental Management and Quality.

About Us

The world is changing. At CWP Renewables, we don’t just want to be part of this change, we want to lead it.

Since 2007, we have been helping Australia move towards a more sustainable future by reducing emissions through renewable energy generation.

We leverage our unique expertise, extensive experience and strong relationships to see projects through their entire lifecycle: from project inception through to operations.

We work with local communities to ensure our projects provide significant community benefits, jobs and investment into the local and regional economy.

Our Impact

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Our vision

CWP Renewables is on a mission to transform Australia’s energy landscape. For communities, corporate businesses, and governments ready to reduce their environmental footprint, we provide cost-effective, clean renewable energy.

With unrivalled experience through the entire project lifecycle, CWP Renewables is the trusted partner of choice for renewable projects.

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Our goals

Our goal is to improve the environment for current and future generations by leading Australia’s transition to renewable energy.

We aim to more than double our current portfolio to more than 2GW within the next five years, but we’re not stopping there. We’ll position ourselves for further growth with a strong development pipeline. Maintaining the performance of our existing asset base and growing our asset management business is key to achieving our goal.

We work with landowners, power purchasers and governments to create a cleaner energy footprint for Australia. We do this in a few different ways, from building NSW’s largest wind farms to helping companies reduce their carbon footprint through power purchase agreements.

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Our Values

We prioritise the health and wellbeing of our employees, our communities and our customers
We behave ethically, fairly and openly in all that we do
We use our experience, skills and resources to set the industry standard of excellence
We value diversity and recognise the worth and contribution of every person
We seek continuous improvement with diligence and persistent determination
Our success is driven by our ability to build relationships, be innovative and connect across teams, communities, functions and geographies

Our Leadership Team

CEO
Jason Willoughby

Jason has more than 20 years’ experience in the energy and infrastructure industries and has led CWP as CEO since joining in 2018.

Prior to CWP, Jason spent 12 years with General Electric as a Managing Director in its Energy Financial Services business and was responsible for more than USD1.5 billion of equity and debt investments in energy infrastructure assets in Australia, Papua New Guinea, Japan, Korea and Spain.

He is committed to the environment and believes providing low-cost, low-emissions energy solutions to Australian businesses will help make those businesses more successful while reducing Australia’s CO2 emissions and improving the environment.

Jason is based in CWP’s Sydney office.

CFO
Tim Michalas

Tim has more than 15 years’ experience in the energy and infrastructure finance sector and joined CWP as CFO in 2021.

Before CWP, Tim was at Partners Group as a Senior Vice President and was responsible for Partners Group's investment activities in Australia – having deployed more than AUD 1.3 billion of equity in the Australian renewables sector over this time. Prior to Partners Group, Tim worked at Whitehelm capital on infrastructure and property investments in Australia and Latin America. Tim is proud to be part of the ongoing transition to renewable energy and keen to support businesses realise their environmental aspirations.

Tim is based in CWP’s Sydney office.

Head of Development
Ed Mounsey

Ed has more than 15 years’ experience in the renewable energy and major projects/infrastructure sector; identifying, screening and developing complex projects through to financial close, delivery and operation.

Past projects include 113MW Boco Rock Wind Farm, 270MW Sapphire Wind Farm, 135MW Crudine Ridge Wind Farm and the 240MW Bango Wind Farm. Ed established and manages the CWP Renewables development team overseeing a +5GW portfolio of renewable energy developments, principally in NSW.

Ed is based in CWP’s Newcastle office.

Head of Construction
Brendan McAvoy

Brendan joined CWP in 2018 as the Head of Construction, leading both the project delivery teams and the Program Management Office.

With more than 20 years of experience across the public and private sectors, Brendan has delivered over AUD 2.5 billion of major projects in renewables, transport, water and metals production in both Australia and Europe. Brendan holds a PhD in Robotics, along with a BEng in Aeronautical Engineering and is Chartered Mechanical Engineer.

Prior to joining CWP, Brendan held a Senior Executive role within the ACT Government and was responsible for establishing and delivering their future transport initiatives. Brendan is committed and passionate about delivering high quality renewable energy assets which contribute to emission reduction and a greener environment for Australia.

Brendan is based in CWP’s Canberra office.

Head of Operations
Jose Fortes

Dual Australian and Spanish citizen, José has acquired strong general management skills and experiences in the renewable energy sector over the past 12 years. This was achieved by managing the multi-million-dollar Assets and Business Units within RWE Innogy & Neoen Australia.

José managed Assets Operations involving wind, solar and storage technologies with a total combined capacity of just under 1GW. His other core challenges managed under various electricity markets (Australian & Spanish) was the set-up and operations of two 24/7 Operations Control Centres.

José is based in CWP’s Canberra office.

Company Secretary / Head of HR
Phaedra Reynolds

Since 2001 Phaedra has performed the Corporate Governance, Human Resources, Administrative Management, Finance, IT and overall Senior Management roles within CWP Renewables’ group of companies. She has been with the CWP since its inception in Australia and is extremely proud of the company’s history, excited by its present and inspired for the future.

Prior to her career with CWP Renewables and its related entities, she worked in risk assessment (Lender) for the Australian branch of the Bank of Scotland.

Entwined with her work life she balances 3 sons, a small farm and a passion for sustainability.

Phaedra is based in CWP’s Adelaide office.

Head of Project Finance
Graham Denton

Graham has had leading roles in the commercial structuring and financing of greenfield infrastructure project developments, with a focus in the electricity sector, as well as acquisitions and sales of infrastructure assets. Financings have ranged from bank debt, private equity and equity capital markets raisings.

This experience has spanned renewable energy generation, gas-fired electricity generation and associated fuel procurement, electricity transmission and electricity and gas retailing.

Graham also has experience in the debt, equity and general commercial aspects of asset management post financial close, spanning the construction and operations phase of power projects.

Graham is based in CWP’s Sydney office.

General Counsel
Chris Allfrey

Chris joined CWP Renewables in 2020 as General Counsel and provides legal advice and support to the Development, Construction, Operations and Project Finance teams.

Prior to joining us, Chris accumulated strong experience advising both sponsors and financiers on a broad range of energy and infrastructure projects in Australia, the UK, Europe and Africa at Linklaters LLP (London) and King & Wood Mallesons (Sydney).

Chris is excited to contribute to CWP’s role in the transition to renewable energy.

Chris is based in CWP’s Sydney office

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