Building on Experience

About PfR

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 of which was developed in partnership with Forestry Commission Scotland. To date, over 200MW of on shore wind farms have been awarded planning permission, and in 2017 PfR's 600MW development portfolio was purchased by EDF Energy Renewables. PfR has also 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 high profile investors on a combined portfolio of around 600MW.

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

PfR's Senior Management Team has a combined 40 years of experience in the successful delivery, operation, acquisition, and sale of renewables assets throughout the UK. Combined with our long-standing partnerships with other leading industry specialists, we believe this makes us an ideal choice for the provision of technical, environmental, commercial, financial and administrative asset management & consultancy services.

As PfR does not own assets we focus entirely on our clients' needs to provide the best quality service. We know how important it is to have complete confidence in your consultants and management teams; and this is why 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 current asset management services. In addition to these asset management services, PfR also provides consultancy services to a number of clients and projects located throughout the UK.

Project Overview

  • 5 MW Cherry Tree Solar
  • 5 MW Desford Lane Solar
  • 5 MW Pollington Solar
  • 5 MW Shortheath Solar
  • 5 MW Smith Hall Farm Solar
  • 5 MW Wrotham Solar
  • 37.4 MW Crook Hill Wind Farm
  • 10.2 MW Reaps Moss Wind Farm
  • 26 MW Wadlow Wind Farm
  • 4.6 MW Standford Hill Wind Farm (sold 2015)
  • 4 MW Oakdale Wind Farm (sold 2015)
  • 37.4 MW Crook Hill Wind Farm (on behalf of Infrared Capital Partners, project now managed by PfR)
  • 10.2 MW Reaps Moss Wind Fam (on behalf of Infrared Capital Partners, project now managed by PfR)
  • Newcastleton Wauchope Wind Farm - Development (sold 2017)
  • 4.6 MW Standford Hill Wind Farm (sold 2015)
  • 4 MW Oakdale Wind Farm (sold 2015)
  • 61.2 MW Cloich Wind Farm (sold 2017)
  • 68 MW Heathland Wind Farm (sold 2017)
  • 20.4 MW Camilty Wind Farm (sold 2017)
  • 2.5 MW Craig Extension Turbine (sold 2017)
  • 27.2 MW West Benhar Wind Farm (sold 2017)
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Senior Management Team

Simon Vince

Simon Vince

CEO

Simon has over 20 years' experience working in every aspect of renewable energy development, construction and operational management. 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.

David Cassidy

David Cassidy

Planning & Asset Manager

David has over 13 years' experience working in renewable energy development including planning, construction and operations. He has actively led the planning phase for various renewable and property projects as well as championing planning permissions totalling some 76MW and managing the development of over 300MW. He has been actively involved in the construction and operation of over 110MW of renewables projects including wind and solar. 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 including compliance.

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 over 17 years' experience working in renewable energy construction and operational management. In that time she has gained invaluable experience in Asset Management including, turbine SCADA monitoring, site administration, liaising with the O&M contractors and site contractors to ensure optimum performance of the assets and full compliance with all 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.