NaturEner USA and NaturEner Canada develop and operate utility scale renewable projects in North America. Using advanced renewable integration solutions and leveraging ownership of strategic transmission positions, we unlock and optimize renewable generation.

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Projects

Since 2006, NaturEner USA has been unlocking development opportunities by planning, building and integrating large renewable energy projects. We work with local governments, communities, landowners and other stakeholders to deploy clean energy in an environmentally responsible and sustainable manner. We operate 399 MW of wind in Montana and are actively developing sites in Alberta, Canada.

  • Headquarters

    San Francisco, California

    Main office and NOC

  • Glacier Wind 1

    Glacier, Montana:

    106.5 MW, COD December 2008

  • Glacier Wind 2

    Glacier, Montana:

    103.5 MW, COD: October 2009

  • Rim Rock

    Toole, Montana:

    189 MW, COD December 2012

  • Calgary Office

    Calgary, Canada:
  • Wild Rose 1

    Cypress County, Alberta:

    210 MW Fully Permitted and Construction Ready

  • Buffalo Trail Wind

    100 MW - Early Stage Development

  • Ross Creek Wind

    100 MW - Early Stage Development

  • Wild Rose 2

    Cypress County, Alberta:

    210 MW Fully Permitted and Construction Ready

  • MATL

    Transmission Line:

    Own northbound capacity (300 MW). COD October 2013

  • Prairie Home

    Early development

We invest for the long term and commit to making a positive impact by hiring local staff, adhering to the needs of communities, and protecting the natural environment.

Headquarters

San Francisco, California

Main office and NOC

Glacier Wind 1

Glacier, Montana

106.5 MW, COD December 2008

Glacier Wind 2

Glacier, Montana

103.5 MW, COD: October 2009

Rim Rock

Toole, Montana

189 MW, COD December 2012

Calgary Office

Calgary, Canada

Wild Rose 1

Cypress County, Alberta

210 MW Fully Permitted and Construction Ready

Buffalo Trail Wind

100 MW - Early Stage Development

Ross Creek Wind

100 MW - Early Stage Development

Wild Rose 2

Cypress County, Alberta

210 MW Fully Permitted and Construction Ready

Prairie Home

Early Development

MATL

Own northbound capacity (300 MW). COD October 2013

MATL

Own northbound capacity (300 MW). COD October 2013

NOC

NATURENER OPERATING CENTER

NOC (NaturEner Operating Center), the epicenter of our operations, has recently deployed GE’s “full suite” E-Terra redundant utility grade Energy Management System (EMS). Operating 24/7, our WECC/NERC certified platform delivers a full suite of services required to integrate NaturEner USA’s portfolio of assets.

Scheduling and balancing capabilities and services include:

NaturEner USA's wind-only Balancing Authorities, NaturEner Power Watch, LLC and NaturEner WindWatch, LLC, have provided stable and robust support to NaturEner USA’s energy integration activities since 2008 and 2012 (respectively). The NOC works day and night to maximize its output and deliver high value generation products in a reliable and compliant manner.

NaturEner USA has prototyped and deployed our products and services for over eight years. We are proud and optimistic as we lead the charge in building a clean energy future for the next generation.

Stewardship

We take an active role in the communities and environments we operate in. Our environmental and community stewardship programs go above and beyond what is required: We believe in investing in the land and in the people who make NatureEner possible.

Avian Conservation Program

From adaptive design to extensive voluntary biomonitoring, NaturEner USA has proven itself as an industry leader in conservation. We go above and beyond to protect local raptor populations, and we’ve developed extensive monitoring and conservation programs for eagles, bats and waterfowl at all our sites.

Our objective with every wind farm is to site, design, construct, and operate in an environmentally sustainable manner by avoiding or minimizing any adverse impacts to wildlife and their habitats. We aim to understand the natural conditions of each unique site. We solicit input from governmental and naturalist organizations as our conservation programs grow and evolve.

Landowners and Community development

Through partnership with NaturEner, landowners enjoy financial, environmental, and social benefits

Our team has a successful history of working with landowners to develop and operate wind farms throughout North America. NaturEner USA’s projects are both environmentally and financially beneficial. We are committed to developing positive and trusting partnerships with landowners that will last for the lifetime of each energy project.

Local communities thriving

Local communities enjoy new opportunities and great benefits from our renewable energy projects. In all our projects, NaturEner USA works together with community members to develop renewable energy solutions that benefit us all.

The benefits of our renewable energy projects extend to the local towns, counties and states where we work. We create new jobs, improve roads and other infrastructure, contribute to local tax jurisdictions, and provide new business opportunities for local retailers and service providers.

Strong community relations and open communication are fundamental to the success of our work. From the beginning of each project, our teams keep stakeholders abreast of their progress and foster an open dialogue with community members to address concerns and expectations.

Our Leadership

  • Walter H. Kamp III

    CEO

    As CEO, Walter H. Kamp III brings 30+ years of energy experience to the NaturEner with 17 of those years specializing in the Wind Energy industry. Walt has been the CEO of Third Planet Windpower, LLC {TPW} for the last 7 years, and will retain this position and leadership role going forward.

    As CEO, he has a successful track record of leading a merchant wind platform with a focus on profitability and asset optimization. Additionally, Walt has an extensive background in wind project development, engineering and construction, and operations from his time at TPW and FPL Energy.

    Walt has an engineering degree from the University of Miami and an MBA specializing in entrepreneurship.

  • Jim Kutey

    President

    As President, Jim Kutey, brings over 30 years of energy industry experience to NaturEner with 16 years of direct wind industry experience. His Third Planet Windpower and FPL Energy experience includes business strategy, project development, asset management, and O&M optimization. As TPW's Chief Development Officer for 7 years, he cultivated the technical and commercial development of its operating portfolio.

    Jim's early career experience includes nuclear engineering, operations, and R&D activities with General Electric and Lockheed Martin in support of the US Navy's submarine fleet.

    Jim holds engineering degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and an MBA from RPI's Lally School of Management.

  • Nancy Murray

    Chief Legal and Compliance Officer

    As Chief Legal and Compliance Officer, Nancy is responsible for overseeing all the legal and regulatory affairs of the business and its development projects.

    Prior to joining NaturEner, Nancy served as Deputy General Counsel at Calpine Corporation, one of the largest independent power producers in the United States, where she was involved in everything from the acquisition, development, financing, construction, operation, and marketing of power from geothermal and natural gas power plants. Earlier in her career, Nancy was a partner in the Project Development Group at Thelen Reid & Priest, where she developed expertise in corporate governance, project acquisition and development, real estate, securities, energy regulatory compliance, and commodity marketing and trading law.

    Nancy earned her J.D. from Boalt Hall, University of California at Berkeley, and a degree in Humanities. from the University of Chicago.

  • Marc DeNarie

    Chief Information Officer

    As Chief Information Officer, Marc is responsible for all of NaturEner's Power System Operations, Information and Operational Technologies, Cyber Security, and reliability standards compliance.

    A veteran of the public and federal utility energy sectors, Marc has over three decades of experience in executive management, technical leadership, and power operations management. Before joining NaturEner, he was Regional Information Officer for the U.S. Department of Energy in the Sierra Nevada region, where he proposed and managed multiple large-scale technology initiatives. During that time, he also chaired the WECC Critical Information and Infrastructure Management subcommittee. Prior to that, Marc directed Transmission and Distribution operations for Maui Electric Company.

    Marc is well known throughout the western United States for his expertise in control system architectural design, deployment and grid operations. He has extensive experience with the smart grid, grid automation and the integration of renewable generation. During his post at Hawaiian Electric Industries in 2012, Marc represented the Hawaii Electric Industries three utilities to the PUC docket for developing reliability standards throughout the islands and integrated the first large scale wind farm into the Maui grid in 2005.

    Marc began his career at Pacific Gas & Electric in 1983. He holds degrees in Computer Science, Data Processing, and Information Technology Management. Marc has also earned internationally recognized certifications in information systems security, secure software development, systems and network auditing, wireless network auditing, incident response, forensic analysis, and Industrial Control Systems security and incident response.

  • Shanon Wever

    Vice President, Development - NaturEner Canada

    Shannon has 16 years of experience in the Canadian electricity sector with much of that time focused both on the Alberta electricity market and in wind energy development, but also other technologies including solar, hydro and gas fired electricity projects. Shannon has led the technical and commercial development of new electricity projects across Canada and the western U.S. with new power generation business development teams with a number of Alberta based power generation companies.

    In recognition of Shannon’s leadership in the wind energy sector in Canada, she was elected in 2011 to the Board of Directors of the Canadian Wind Energy Association.

    Shannon started her career with the federal government in the areas of environmental assessment and aboriginal treaty negotiations in British Columbia.

    Shannon earned a MBA from the Rotterdam School of Management at the Erasmus University in the Netherlands, a master’s degree in Environmental Science from Murdoch University in Australia, and an undergraduate bachelor of science degree in Physical Geography and Ecology from the University of Calgary.

    Shannon is based in Calgary, Alberta.

    “What excites me most about renewable energy is the possibility that in my lifetime we can transition our sources of electricity to cleaner technologies like wind and solar”.

Join our team

If you want to join an exciting team that is actively developing clean energy projects, driving innovative renewable power integration solutions and tenaciously protecting the relationships we have with the local communities and environment, we want to hear from you! Take a look at our current job openings.

If you don’t see the perfect fit but feel you have something to offer NaturEner USA, please reach out. We are always looking for bright, motivated people to join our team and help create the next generation of renewable energy products.

Open positions

  • Senior Business Analyst


    Job purpose/Position summary

    Responsible for providing analytical support to NaturEner and the Managing Member in the areas of project and enterprise finance, asset management, and commercial operations which are overseen by NaturEner’s CEO and President.

    Duties and responsibilities

    • Develop and maintain project level financial models for NaturEner’s renewable energy projects (both development stage and operating projects)
    • Formalize and maintain NaturEner’s enterprise model
    • Provide financial analysis support for NaturEner’s RFP and REP (Canada) response efforts
    • Provide analytical and modeling support to evaluate various project offtake/revenue structures, e.g., PPA, CFD, hedges, or swaps
    • Analyze NaturEner’s current operating assets for O&M and revenue optimization opportunities
    • Stay abreast of and current on key financial indices and trends, e.g., interest rates, relevant commodity prices, power prices, debt and equity rates and terms
    • Develop presentations for NaturEner, the Managing Member, and current/potential partners
    • Serve as an internal consultant to other business units that require ad-hoc analytical support
    • Formalize processes and controls for model documentation, administration and revision history

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s – Accounting / Finance
    • Master’s – Accounting / Finance / MBA (preferred)
    • 5+ years’ experience in renewable energy, project finance, FP&A, or asset management
    • Investment banking knowledge and experience highly desired
    • Strong understanding of both US and Canadian corporate finance and accounting principles, e.g., NPV, IRR, DCF, Capital Budgeting, Financial statement modeling
    • Strong understanding of both US and Canadian basic financial accounting and tax theories, e.g., Production Tax Credits (PTCs), financial statements, and depreciation methods
    • Advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills

    Skills/Abilities

    • Strong financial modeling abilities
    • Well-developed analytical skills for data analysis
    • Strong organizational skills
    • Strong ability to logically break down complex problems into simpler steps and summarize solutions/conclusions for uninformed parties to understand
    • Exceptional attention to detail
    • Ability to analyze large/complex data sets from multiple sources
    • Ability to work under tight internal and external deadlines
    • Ability to accurately maintain internal documents, models and resources
    • Ability to work and learn independently with minimum oversight

    Location/Working conditions

    • Position can be in either San Francisco, California or West Palm Beach, Florida
    • Works in a typical office environment
    • Occasional travel should be expected
    • Occasional overtime and on call availability should be expected

    Physical requirements

    Required to use a computer for extended periods of time

    Direct reports

    None


    Apply for this position via email: careers@naturener.us