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Our People at Solas Energy Consulting

Team: Our People

Solas Energy, a women-owned enterprise, provides comprehensive consulting services for renewable energy solutions throughout Canada and the US. The company’s expertise spans development and management of industrial and commercial projects involving wind, solar, hydrogen, energy storage, electrical vehicles (EV), and hydropower.

With over 20 years of experience in project development, construction management, and climate change advisory, Solas Energy provides its clients with the depth and perspective required to navigate the complex issues associated with renewable energy project development and climate change policy.

Executive Team

Evelyn Carpenter

President and CEO, US
Evelyn is the co-founder of Solas Energy Consulting and has been a distinguished member of the renewable energy industry for over 20 years. In addition to her project management and due diligence experience, she specializes in risk assessment, operational reviews, and oversight of construction projects. Evelyn has proven success in a rapidly changing industry, leading the organization to grow and respond to new technologies, markets, and policies. She takes great pride in mentoring and developing a new generation of renewable energy professionals.

Paula McGarrigle

President and CEO, Canada
Paula is the co-founder of Solas Energy. A respected professional with 20+ years of experience in the renewable energy sector, Paula has participated in many industry shaping projects as well as numerous policy initiatives by governments and industry associations. She enjoys the challenge of a growing industry which is incorporating new technologies, developing new markets, and responding to evolving regulatory regimes at a rapid rate.

Felipe Uscátegui 

Director of Project and Construction Management
Felipe brings over 40 years of energy industry experience to his leadership role within the Construction Management division. His experience includes construction planning, engineering, and project management for the development and execution of more than 4 GW of utility-scale wind, solar, energy storage, and biomass generation facilities. Felipe finds satisfaction in building renewable energy infrastructure to support a sustainable, zero-carbon future. He also brings a strong background in global management to his role, and fluency in English, Spanish, French, and Italian. 

Justin Averitt

VP of Operations
Justin Averitt brings over 20 years of operational excellence in multiple sectors to his leadership role. He has 13 years of experience in the renewable energy industry, including leading an independent service provider in the wind industry, where he oversaw the organization’s growth to more than double its size. He also has experience managing the operation of six utility-scale wind projects. Justin holds a BA in Business Management from the University of Colorado Boulder and an MBA from the University of Denver.

Solas Energy® is a leader in consulting services for renewable energy, grid modernization, and sustainability solutions throughout North America. Solas Energy is 100% women-owned and brings decades of expertise to help solve our client’s project needs. 

Our services span strategy, development, project and construction management, and operations of utility-scale and commercial renewable energy projects. Our technical expertise includes utility-scale wind and solar, hydrogen, grid modernization (energy storage and smart grid), biomass, environmental, social, and governance (ESG), and zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) mobility. Our value is the depth and perspective we provide our clients as they navigate the complex issues associated with the energy transition. We support our clients in their journey towards decarbonization, assessing emerging technology, reducing project execution risk, and understanding climate change policy. We have supported the development of more than 100 GW of clean energy projects, including gigawatt-plus installations.

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About Solas Energy

Solas Energy provides comprehensive strategy and consulting services to support the energy transition. With over 20 years of experience in project development, construction management, and climate change advisory, Solas Energy provides its clients with the depth and perspective required to navigate the complex issues associated with renewable energy project development and climate change policy. 

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