ArcVera Renewables, a leading provider of consulting and technical services for wind, solar and energy storage projects, confirms the appointment of Dan Bernadett as its new Global Director of Wind Engineering. Mr. Bernadett comes to ArcVera Renewables from UL Renewables, and before that AWS Truepower, where he held titles such as Chief Engineer and Global Service Line Leader for Power Performance Testing.
Bernadett’s considerable experience and the huge respect he commands in the industry will be instrumental to support ArcVera as it rapidly scales in all wind project services segments including resource assessment, technical and financial engineering, power performance testing, component failure root cause analysis, and project optimization and repowering.
Dan Bernadett is joining ArcVera after leading UL’s renewable energy power performance testing division, following UL’s acquisition of AWS Truepower in 2016. Starting in 1993, Dan was one of the first engineers at AWS Truepower, a company that had specialized in atmospheric science and engineering due diligence for renewable energy development. Having held leadership positions at both AWS Truepower and UL, Dan combines outstanding technical knowhow with decades of wind project experience. Over the years, Dan has developed advanced techniques for estimating wind farm losses used in wind resource assessment – techniques that ArcVera currently champions.
The appointment was warmly welcomed by John Bosche, President and Founding Partner of ArcVera Renewables: “Dan and I started our careers in wind energy within months of each other back in 1991. He is an esteemed industry colleague and a brilliant engineer with a long history in the wind sector in the US and internationally, and with a great reputation among clients and colleagues alike. I am beyond thrilled to be able to work with Dan.”
In recent years, Dan Bernadett has been running the power performance testing division at UL. Dan’s group developed a worldwide reputation for high-quality testing services at competitive costs and gained a significant group of satisfied clients.
Dan has also been a frequent presenter at conferences and on webinars, discussing topics such as nacelle lidar power curve testing, evaluation of power curve risks in new turbine models, verification of power performance upgrades to wind turbines, and advantages of power curve testing under Edition 2 of the IEC 61400-12-1 standard.
On joining the company, Dan Bernadett commented: “I am absolutely delighted to be joining John and the ArcVera Renewables team at such an important time for the industry. ArcVera has an international track record that is second to none, providing clients with excellence in atmospheric science and engineering to ensure that its clients’ projects are technically-sound, bankable, and successful throughout their operational lifetime.”