Building on Experience

About PfR

PfR has successfully evolved into a well-established technical consultancy and asset management service provider to the renewables industry, proudly providing services to a number of high-profile clients and operating a variety of assets including wind and solar.

Operating since 2006 and with a wealth of experience to call upon, Partnerships for Renewables (PfR) started life as a renewable energy developer and built up a significant portfolio; the majority being developed in partnership with Forestry and Land Scotland (formerly Forestry Commission Scotland).

To date, over 200MW of of wind projects originated by PfR have been awarded planning permission and its 600MW development portfolio was purchased by EDF Energy Renewables in 2017. PfR has provided construction services to over 100MW of wind energy projects, due diligence support on a number of high-value acquisitions, and asset management and consultancy services to a combined portfolio of around 600MW.

PfR's senior management team has around 100 years combined experience in the successful delivery, operation, acquisition, and sale of renewables assets. Combined with long-standing partnerships with other leading industry specialists this makes PfR an ideal choice for technical, environmental, commercial, financial and administrative asset management & consultancy services.

As PfR does not own assets, our focus is entirely on clients' needs and providing the best quality service. We know how important it is to have complete confidence in consultants and management teams, therefore, we place real world results, engagement and customer service at the forefront of our company's mission.

The map below shows the geographical spread of PfR's project history, and assets currently under management.

Project Overview

  • Cherry Tree Solar
  • Desford Lane Solar
  • Pollington Solar
  • Shortheath Solar
  • Smith Hall Farm Solar
  • Wrotham Solar
  • Crook Hill Wind Farm
  • Reaps Moss Wind Farm
  • Wadlow Wind Farm
  • Newton of Fortrie Wind Farm
  • Newport Wind Farm
  • Betty Hill Wind Farm
  • Garstang Wind Turbine
  • Gearns Wind Turbine
  • Thorne Wind Turbine
  • Strath of Brydock Wind Farm
  • Arnish Moor Wind Farm
  • Oakdale Wind Farm
  • Standford Hill Wind Farm
  • Workington Wind Farm
  • Standford Hill Wind Farm (sold 2015)
  • Oakdale Wind Farm (sold 2015)
  • Crook Hill Wind Farm (on behalf of Infrared Capital Partners, project now managed by PfR)
  • Reaps Moss Wind Farm (on behalf of Infrared Capital Partners, project now managed by PfR)
  • Newcastleton Wauchope Wind Farm - Development (sold 2017)
  • Standford Hill Wind Farm (sold 2015)
  • Oakdale Wind Farm (sold 2015)
  • Cloich Wind Farm (sold 2017)
  • Heathland Wind Farm (sold 2017)
  • Camilty Wind Farm (sold 2017)
  • Craig Extension Turbine (sold 2017)
  • West Benhar Wind Farm (sold 2017)
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Senior Management Team

Simon Vince

Simon Vince

CEO

Simon has been working in every aspect of renewable energy development, construction, and operations since 2000. During his career he has been actively involved with approximately 250MW of construction, 750MW of development and 300MW of operational management, and has worked with most major turbine manufacturers. He has also acted as Technical Advisor on wind farm acquisitions, leading the successful due diligence process on both operating assets and pre-construction opportunities.

Prior to Partnerships for Renewables (PfR), Simon worked for Ecotricity as Head of Projects and Operations and was a member of the Renewable UK Wind Turbine Safety Rules Steering Group.

Before his switch to renewable energy, Simon spent 15 years in several roles in the service sector of the oil and gas industry, working for BP, Shell and Amoco in well services and completion engineering and design. Whilst at Schlumberger, a specialist team led by Simon jointly won the BP Worldwide Technology Award for achieving a world-first in leading well completion design and control.

Stephen Horry

Stephen Horry

Technical Director

Stephen has been working in the renewable industry since 2004, initially managing wind turbine maintenance and upgrades before moving into renewable asset management in both the UK and Europe. With an accomplished technical background in the operation and management of a large portfolio of assets, namely responsibility for over 380MW of wind energy and 400MW of solar, Stephen is proficient in the operational challenges and opportunities these can present.

Stephen uses his experience and technical knowledge of multiple wind turbine types, models, and operational practices to focus on maximising performance, efficiency, and generation of clients' wind and other assets, ensuring high standards of contractual, regulatory, and health and safety compliance.

David Cassidy

David Cassidy

Planning & Asset Manager

Working in the renewables industry since 2006, David's experience includes planning & EIA, development, construction, and operations. He has project managed development phases, championed onshore wind planning permissions totalling some 76MW, and led technical, planning, and environmental aspects of over 200MW of operational and under-construction projects. This experience and knowledge has given him an invaluable understanding of construction and operational processes and related commercial, legal, environmental, regulatory and town planning issues.

Prior to Partnerships for Renewables (PfR), David worked as a project development planner for The Banks Group.

David has a degree in Land Management from the University of Reading, and a masters in Town Planning from Newcastle University.

Michelle Rix

Michelle Rix

Operations & Asset Manager

Michelle has worked in the construction and operational management of renewables since 2002. In that time, she has gained invaluable experience in asset management including turbine SCADA monitoring, site administration, managing O&M and site contractors to ensure optimum performance of the assets, and full compliance with health & safety standards and regulations.

Prior to Partnerships for Renewables (PfR), Michelle worked for Ecotricity as Operations Manager.

Before her switch to renewable energy, Michelle spent 12 years in several roles in the service sector of the oil and gas industry working for Schlumberger and OIS Engineering Ltd.

Gareth Wilson

Gareth Wilson

Operations & Asset Manager

Gareth has been working in the renewable energy sector since 2010, including wind turbine installation, maintenance, and asset management. Starting out as an electrical technician for Enercon, one of the world's leading wind energy companies, before becoming field area manager with responsibility for 280MW of turbines, Gareth then changed roles to an asset manager focussing on maximising performance and production.

By using analytical software to monitor trends or spot potential component failures, regularly inspecting all turbine types, and producing detailed engineering reports, Gareth ensures O&M providers are meeting and exceeding contractual obligations with the highest possible technical availability and health and safety standards.

Before his switch to renewable energy, Gareth spent 7 years in the RAF as an avionics technician. During this time, he was awarded a commendation in the Queen's Birthday Honours list for recognition of meritorious service and exemplary support to his squadron and the RAF whilst away on deployment.