The ArcVera Renewables team comprises seasoned atmospheric scientists, data analysts, and engineers who leverage their depth of knowledge, global expertise and advanced technical skills to provide clients with precise and meaningful guidance.
We are committed to serving as trusted advisors with a strong focus on responsiveness and customer service.
Gregory S. Poulos
CEO and Principal Atmospheric Scientist
Dr. Poulos is a co-founder of ArcVera Renewables, a technical consulting firm created through the merger of V-Bar and Chinook Wind in March 2017. He joined V-Bar in 2009, became an owner in 2011 and eventually led its global solar and wind energy consulting practice. Previously, he led Clipper Windpower’s first wind resource assessment group where he oversaw wind resource analysis for 10,000 MW under development. From 1993 to 2007 he was an entrepreneurial company founder; scientific researcher; field experimentalist; and leader at Los Alamos National Laboratory and the National Center for Atmospheric Research. Throughout his career, Dr. Poulos has focused on winds and atmospheric conditions near the surface of the earth and in complex terrain; high-resolution mesoscale modeling; large-eddy simulations; weather forecasting; and atmospheric observations using meteorological towers, sonic anemometers, sodar, 3-D lidar and profiling atmospheric radar. He holds a B.S. in Atmospheric Science from Cornell University, and an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science from Colorado State University.
President and Principal Engineer
Mr. Bosche is a co-founder of ArcVera Renewables, a technical consulting firm created through the merger of V-Bar and Chinook Wind in March 2017. He has worked in wind energy since 1990 and founded Chinook Wind in 2001. Bosche specializes in wind turbine design and testing; wind turbine technology review; power performance measurement; investigation of component failures; and technical support for O&M. He also has extensive experience with design and analysis of photovoltaic solar power systems. Bosche has performed engineering or testing work on more than 50 different models of wind turbines from all major manufacturers. He represents the U.S. as an expert on the IEC committee that maintains the IEC 61400-12-1 standard for power performance testing, and participates in the Technical Advisory Group that votes on U.S. positions regarding all IEC standards. Bosche holds an M.S.M.E. from University of Texas El Paso and a B.S.M.E. from West Virginia University.
“The name ArcVera represents forward movement underpinned
by truth, which speaks to who we are as a company and reflects the goals of the clients we serve.”
JOHN BOSCHE, President and Principal Engineer - ArcVera Renewables
ArcVera Renewables: Merged Renewables Firms
Roll-out New Company Name, Brand and Website
ANAHEIM, Calif. May 22, 2017 --
V‑Bar, LLC and Chinook Wind, LLC announced their agreement to merge on April 17, 2017. Today, the newly formed consulting and technical services company is rolling out its name: ArcVera Renewables™, brand and website. The announcement is made in conjunction with the company’s participation at American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) WINDPOWER 2017 conference taking place on May 22-25, 2017 in Anaheim, CA.
“We are excited to be launching our newly merged company at AWEA WINDPOWER which we and many of our clients and colleagues attend each year. The U.S. and global market for renewables is well-positioned for long-term expansion. Our combined skill sets and worldwide experience are ripe for creating competitive advantages in this environment,” said Gregory S. Poulos, CEO and Principal Atmospheric Scientist of ArcVera Renewables.
About the Company Name and Brand
The merger brings together diverse technical skill sets and business acumen that enable the new company to stand out and deliver more value to the marketplace. These include the joining of first-in-class competencies in atmospheric science and engineering and proven track records for accuracy, integrity, independence, and quality—all of which are essential to successful wind and solar projects. Technical and business forte are among the elements that are brought to light in the company name and visual identity.
“The name ArcVera represents forward movement underpinned by truth, which speaks to who we are as a company and reflects the goals of the clients we serve,” said John Bosche, President and Principal Engineer at ArcVera Renewables.
In the design, bold letters and a vibrant color palette evoke the vitality of the ArcVera Renewables team and the industry. The overlay of the transparent arc embodies the company’s commitment to openness and accountability.
To experience the company brand, visit: www.arcvera.com
“Our industry relies on the rigorous and responsive work of experienced teams like V-Bar and Chinook Wind. Tradewind Energy is excited to work with their new firm: ArcVera Renewables,” said Kevin Walter, Vice President of Meteorology at Tradewind Energy, one of the largest wind and solar project development companies in the U.S.
About ArcVera Renewables
ArcVera Renewables was formed in March 2017 through the merger of V-Bar, LLC and Chinook Wind, LLC. The company provides consulting and technical services for wind and solar energy across the project-lifecycle. Its team of atmospheric scientists, data analysts, and engineers leverage their advanced technical expertise and decades of global experience to meet the needs of landowners, project developers and sponsors, investors, and project owners and operators. For more information, please visit: www.arcvera.com.
The ArcVera Renewables name and the ArcVera Renewables logo are trademarks of ArcVera Renewables. The names of actual companies, organizations and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
Accounts Receivable and Project Manager
Since 2014, Mr. Agado has worked in the wind industry, specializing in account management, documentation, and client relationship management. He provides quality control and requirement adherence to the development of project budgets, contracts, reports, and insurance documentation in wind farm development, re-powering, and refinancing projects. In addition to Project Management, Agado has done technical research and reviews associated with insurance aspects of wind energy. He began his career in renewable energy when he joined Chinook Wind in 2014. Agado holds a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences and an M.S. in Criminology from Florida State University.
Gennaro H. Crescenti
Mr. Crescenti is a meteorologist whose principal area of expertise includes in-situ meteorological instrumentation, ground-based remote sensors, boundary layer meteorology and turbulence. He has worked in wind energy since 2003. Crescenti was employed for three years at FPL Energy (now NextEra) and then joined PPM Energy (formerly Iberdrola Renewables, now Avangrid Renewables) in 2006. He was Director of Meteorology at Iberdrola and managed a team that was responsible for wind resource and project energy assessments. In 2014, he became a consulting meteorologist and worked with both V-Bar and Chinook Wind. Prior to working in wind energy, Crescenti was a research meteorologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for 11 years and was awarded Department of Commerce Bronze medals in 1994 and 2000. During his career, he has published over 70 scientific papers. Crescenti holds an M.S. in Meteorology from Florida State University and a B.S. in Earth Science from Southern Connecticut State University.
Renewable Energy Analyst / IT Specialist
Mr. Gagne began his career in renewable energy when he joined Chinook Wind, LLC in 2006. He specializes in data analysis; energy and wake modeling; noise and shadow flicker modeling; analysis of O&M budgets and contracts; fatal flaw analyses; prospecting; and other complex analyses for wind farm development, re-powering, and refinancing. Gagne has collaborated on Department of Energy publications, including industry market reports and road maps. He holds a Graduate Certificate in Wind Energy (Technical) from Texas Tech University, a graduate credential through Texas Tech’s National Wind Institute and DNV GL, and a B.A. from Western Washington University.
Eron W. Jones
Senior Meteorologist and Director of Process Improvement
Mr. Jones specializes in data analysis and quality control; wind resource assessment; internal process standardization procedures; wind data management and processing; wind turbine siting; site planning and site suitability requirements. Jones’ expertise with meteorological tower and remote sensing equipment includes site selection, setup/installation, and maintenance. Jones began working in wind energy resource assessment in 2007 when he joined V-Bar, LLC. At V-Bar he led the analysis of wind resource estimates for projects ranging in size from a single turbine to 1000 MW nameplate in North, Central, and South America. He holds a B.S. in Atmospheric and Oceanic Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as well as an M.S. in Mathematics-Atmospheric Science and an M.B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
David F. Matson
Mr. Matson has worked in wind and solar energy with private developers, government agencies, and utility companies since 1983. His prior work experience includes American Energy Projects, Inc. (1983); running a wind energy consultancy as sole proprietor, in association with Mr. Richard Simon (1984-2002); and owner/director of Windots, LLC (2003-2007), which changed its name to V-Bar, LLC in July 2007. Matson specializes in collecting and archiving meteorological data; installing and maintaining meteorological towers; field crew training; data analysis computer programs; documenting wind resources; evaluating wind turbines; managing wind turbine performance tests; siting turbines in the U.S., Mexico, Europe and Japan plus serving as an expert witness in legal cases. He holds a B.S. in Meteorology from San Jose State University and is a member of the American Wind Energy Association and the American Meteorological Society.
Mrs. O’Connor has been working in wind energy since 2008, when she started as an intern Wind Data Analyst at V-Bar. At Clipper Windpower, she was a Site Suitability and Loads Analysis Engineer. In those roles, O’Connor used statistical modeling to evaluate prospective wind energy sites by estimating life damage equivalent loads, and comparing them to the limits of the wind turbine designs. She led and grew the Site Suitability team, expanding its capabilities to include performing wind data analysis and improving site suitability techniques. As a consulting engineer, she evaluated site suitability analyses for Exelon Corporation, while assessing its operating projects for losses. For Ogin Wind, she performed wind data analysis for potential WTG test sites. O’Connor earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, with minors in Math and Energy.
Renewable Energy Analyst
Since 2004, Mr. Pro has been consulting on renewable energy applications, applying diverse experience and a sound understanding of energy resources and technologies. He has served as an independent consultant including 7 years of wind energy consulting with Chinook Wind, and 4 years as a lead consultant within Black & Veatch’s global renewable energy group, where he specialized in solar performance, strategic planning, and distributed energy resources. Pro has performed a wide range of project scopes for a diverse client base including state energy offices, private developers, banks, non-profits, owner/operators, Native American Tribes, and over 30 different U.S. utilities. He holds a B.S. in Physics and a B.A. in Environmental Studies from the University of Washington.
Mr. Stamus specializes in data analysis and quality control; numerical analysis and forecasting; and wind resource assessment. Stamus began his career in meteorology in 1985 and entered the energy field in 2010. Previously, he worked at V-Bar for 6 years where he was a key developer of the company’s high-resolution numerical modeling system. Over the years, he has collaborated on projects with various U.S. governmental bodies, such as the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the National Weather Service, and the Department of Defense. One of these projects involved installing a high-resolution numerical analysis and modeling system at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. Stamus holds a B.S. in Atmospheric and Oceanic Science from the University of Michigan, and an M.S. in Meteorology from the University of Oklahoma.
Renewable Energy Engineer
Mr. Torres started his career in the renewable energy industry in 2012 as a field engineer at a major renewable energy project developer in Brazil. In that role, Torres was involved with data analysis for energy resource assessment, instrumentation and maintenance of wind and solar assessment masts, and commissioning sodar and lidar. Prior to joining ArcVera Renewables, he served as a renewable energy manager, developing the Brazilian market for measurement campaigns and consulting on installation and maintenance of wind and solar energy measurement equipment Torres has experience with the majority of data loggers and sensors used in the industry. He holds a B.S in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Universidade Federal da Bahia and a Specialist Certificate in Renewable Energy from Universidade de São Paulo.
Mr. Colgrove began his career in industrial construction in 1988 and transitioned to wind energy consulting in 2008. He provides pre-construction support on wind projects, including project financial analysis and reviews of pro forma budgeting; scheduling; constructability; TSA; SMA; and O&M budget. During construction, Colgrove provides Progress Certifications for financial institutions and owners as well as assistance with project management and contractor oversight. He also acts as a Project Manager for due diligence and wind resource assessment projects, and prepares budgets and proposals. Previously, Colgrove was Construction Services Manager at Matrix Service Company where he was responsible for its capital projects industrial construction division ($100MM in annual revenue). In that role, he oversaw 70 staff and 400-500 craftsmen and was responsible for P&L and safety performance. Colgrove has held positions of Project Manager, Superintendent, and Estimator working for Matrix Service Company and Kiewit Industrial Company. He holds a B.S. in Construction Management and a B.A. in Business Administration from Washington State University.
Accounts Payable Manager
Mrs. Douthit specializes in account management, documentation and vendor relationship management. She started in the wind industry business when joining V-Bar in 2016. Previously, Douthit worked for Koch Oil Company, supporting oil and gas marketing and accounting. She holds a B.S. in Accounting from Kansas State University and an M.B.A. with an emphasis in Finance from Wichita State University.
Since 2004 Mr. Henderson has developed extensive experience in a range of renewable energy technologies. His work as a wind energy consultant, including nine years as an engineer at DNV/GEC and three years at Chinook Wind, spans end-of-warranty inspections; failure analysis and investigation; technology due diligence; project management; power performance testing of utility-scale wind turbines; wind data analysis and energy estimates. Henderson has led equipment installations in remote locations across North America, India, and Brazil. He spent 2008 in Latin America, improving his Spanish and volunteering with organizations working on sustainability issues and rural electrification. In addition to his wind energy consulting work, Henderson co-owns and operates a small farm in Washington state. He holds an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University.
Wind Energy Engineer
Mr. Martinho started his career in the wind industry in 2002 as an engineer at EDP Renewables in Portugal. In that position, Martinho´s responsibilities encompassed the entire spectrum of energy resource assessment related to wind farm development. In 2007, he joined Everpower Renewables where he was responsible for the expansion of its technical team and portfolio growth up to 500MW, and gained valuable international and technical experience namely in remote sensing, power curve testing and asset optimization through scada data mining and reporting. In 2012, Martinho joined EDP Renewables in Texas as a Senior Energy Assessment Manager leading the U.S. Wind Resource team liaising with Operations and Procurement team. He holds a Master of Engineering (MSc.Eng) degree in Mechanical Engineering, Applied Thermodynamics from Instituto Superior Técnico in Lisbon, Portugal.
Ms. Meadows began her career in energy in 2003 as a field engineer for General Electric’s Power Generation division. During her time with GE, she was trained in statistics and process management, which lead to a career as an independent consultant and co-author of a book on how to use statistics to effectively manage business. Prior to consulting, Meadows worked as a Senior Engineer for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, where she focused on systems engineering and cost of energy modeling of onshore and offshore wind farms. She holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan.
Engineering and Operations Consultant
Mr. Owens has over 30 years of development, EPC and Operations experience. He served as VP of Performance at Brightsource Energy, VP Operations at Infigen Wind Energy and Director of Engineering at BP Alternative Energy. Starting in 2006, Owens has developed, financed, built and operated over 3000 MW of renewable energy. He has provided management services to small companies, large corporations and worked in the Power, LNG, Chemicals and Oil & Gas industries. Owens is an active AWEA participant and speaker. He has completed the MIT Executive Leadership Program, Dupont Safety Training along with various technical and leadership programs at Shell Oil Company. Owens is a registered professional engineer and holds a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Mississippi State University.
Mr. Snelson specializes in the design and analysis of rotating equipment in both industrial equipment and wind power industries. He began concentrating on wind energy engineering in 2006. His experience includes project managing and analyzing over 5000 MW of wind turbine assets, and collaboration with U.S./Chinese wind energy engineering groups. In addition to joining ArcVera Renewables, Snelson runs his own firm, Highland Renewables and Industrial, LLC. He has also held team and leadership positions at NGC Transmission, Gearbox Express, Infigen Energy, GL Garrad Hassan America and Renewable Energy System. Snelson holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Texas Tech University.
Mr. Struwig started his career in the wind industry in 2013 as an Engineer at Innowind (a subsidiary of EDF-EN) in South Africa. In that position, Struwig’s responsibilities encompassed the entire spectrum of energy resource assessment related to wind farm development. He later participated in DNVGL’s Global Technical Trainee Program, gaining valuable international and technical experience. The program took him to Norway, Singapore, France and South Korea and involved heavy engineering and large, complex projects in both the maritime and oil & gas industries. In 2016, Struwig joined Wind Prospect where he worked on projects across the UK and Sub-Saharan Africa as a Renewable Energy Engineer. He holds a B.S. in Electrical & Electronic Engineering, a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Engineering (MSc.Eng) degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Stellenbosch.
Mr. Stopenhagen specializes in data analysis; designing and implementing wind measurement programs for prospecting and development; energy and wake modeling; due diligence for financing, re-powering and refinancing; and has broad field experience with wind measurement campaigns and vertical profile measurements using sodar. Stopenhagen began working in wind energy in 2003 while with CH2M HILL. He joined Chinook Wind, LLC in 2006. Stopenhagen’s wind energy experience includes projects in 40 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico and Central America. His professional career spans 35 years specializing in measurement and analysis of meteorological and air quality data for industry and government agencies. Stopenhagen holds a B.S. in Meteorology from North Carolina State University.