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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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.


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


Own northbound capacity (300 MW). COD October 2013


Own northbound capacity (300 MW). COD October 2013



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.


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


    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


    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

  • System Operator – San Francisco, CA

    Job Purpose/Position Summary

    This position’s primary purpose is to manage Balancing Authority (BA), Generator Owner (GO), and Generator Operator (GOP) operations, forecasting, scheduling, monitoring, and reporting real-time functions from the Company’s Operations Center (OC). These functions are associated with the real-time operation of the Company’s balancing authorities, generation projects, and scheduling of third-party energy resources, while ensuring grid reliability and continuous compliance with all NERC and WECC BA, GO, and GOP reliability standard requirements.

    Duties and responsibilities

    • Serve as the Company’s representative for grid reliability of real-time Company BA, GO, and GOP operations, and third party energy resources from the Company’s 24/7 OC.
    • Maintain a formal log of real-time activities as defined by the Company
    • Monitor and operate the Company’s facilities, balancing authorities and generation projects in compliance with applicable NERC and WECC BA, GO, and GOP reliability standards, and adhering to Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) security measures
    • Follow Company protocols regarding the forecasting of energy production and BA control as appropriate to off-take arrangements
    • Schedule energy with counter-parties as appropriate, utilizing electronic tagging (e-tagging) requirements.
    • Purchase transmission through OASIS and implement associated energy e-tagging
    • Manage and purchase reserve positions and ancillary commercial products through bi-lateral contracts, system interfaces/markets, and/or reserve sharing group (RSG)/ Regional Area Control Error (ACE) control arrangements.
    • Operate generation projects to effectively fulfill commercial scheduling, operating, and transaction obligations.
    • Serve as liaison between reliability entities and commercial partners to ensure proper balance and optimization of assets given reliability constraints.
    • Support the operations, work clearances, substation activities, and maintenance activities by actively managing plant availability and reliability, coordinating outages and including use of the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system and logging.
    • Adhere to Company logging and work safety procedures are followed and work site is safe for all employees, customers, subcontractors, and the public
    • Monitor, schedule, and manage Company switching operations and procedures.
    • Perform third-party scheduling services for other generation projects.
    • Accommodate the Company’s environmental protection activities in conjunction with managing Control Performance Standards.
    • Support reporting/settlement duties for the Company’s generation projects and third-party generation operations projects, as requested.
    • Successfully complete training related to defined Company-specific job tasks and NERC training as required by NERC PER-005.
    • Perform special assignments and additional duties, as assigned
    • Maintain NERC System Operator Certification (Balancing and Interchange Operator or Reliability Operator) at all times.
    • Complete continuing education hours required to maintain NERC System Operator Certification.
    • Given that operators have the responsibility and the authority to take actions which, in the System Operator’s judgment, are needed during routine or emergency operations to ensure the reliability of the BA areas, including those actions necessary to address operating emergencies, to alleviate capacity and energy emergencies, and to support the reliability of the Bulk Electric System, operate prudently and exercise sound operating judgment in the interests of the Company.


    • Experience as a Power System Operator (with three years BAA experience preferred including Energy Management System (EMS) experience, in a BA environment) with a proven ability to excel at the role and responsibilities of a System Operator. Wind generation experience strongly desired.
    • Current NERC System Operator Certification required (Balancing and Interchange Operator or Reliability Operator)
    • Bachelor’s degree in energy/environmental studies, economics, business, finance, electrical engineering, or other relevant degree and/or successful experience as a system operator or supervisor in a BA or equivalent combination of education and additional experience.
    • Experience preferred in high voltage grid, control, and switching operations
    • Experience preferred in the power industry in areas such as energy markets (in WECC interconnection preferred), power plant generation, grid operations and maintenance, BA operations and control, transmission, and wind forecasting. Power scheduling experience strongly desired, including use of OASIS and e-tagging.
    • Solid analytical skills and excellent computer capabilities
    • Experience with power management OT systems (SCADA, EMS, Automatic Generation Control (AGC), PI, Versify, etc.) preferred
    • Experience with the Alston EMS system preferred.


    • Strong business acumen and ability to optimize variables
    • Multi-tasking, adaptable to change, and detail-oriented
    • Familiarization with high voltage safety and switching practices and procedures
    • Adept and experienced in working in a teamwork environment
    • Proven ability to effectively manage and direct emergency operations
    • Performs well under tight deadlines and emergency conditions, is capable of making decisions in a time compressed environment.
    • Strong communication skills for voice and electronic communications within the Company and with third-party entities, including the use of three-part communication
    • Willingness to work in a 24-hour operations environment and flexible work scheduling

    Working conditions (Location /Conditions)

    • Company BA and GOP OC in San Francisco
    • CIP-compliant environment requiring implementation of limited access protocols and other security measures
    • 12.5 hour shifts, with additional flex time work scheduling
    • Shift schedule that includes nights, weekends, holidays, etc.
    • Working alone and independently at the OC when on shift

    Physical requirements

    • Ability to actively manage NaturEner BA control systems and to communicate effectively with operational partners using phone, electronic, and written methods
    • Ability to function in an office environment
    • Ability to lift 25 pounds.
    • Ability to sit for long periods of time.

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