Paul Turner

Chief Development Officer

Paul brings nearly 30 years of experience in the utility and energy industry. Before joining Hecate in 2012, Paul was a principal at Renergix LLC where he led solar development for multiple international energy companies including Eon and Acciona.

At Hecate, Paul leads business development which includes site identification and control, early-stage environmental analysis, transmission studies and community engagement on nearly 40 GW of solar, BESS and wind energy projects across the continental United States. In addition to his stateside work, Paul leads offshore wind development at Hecate.

Paul was previously the CEO of Nacel Energy Corporation, a publicly traded wind energy company, based in Scottsdale, Arizona. While leading Nacel Paul was responsible for setting the company’s corporate strategy, raising capital and developing a portfolio of distributed wind energy located projects in West Texas, Arizona and Illinois.

Prior to founding Renergix, Paul was a Managing Director at Peoples Energy Resources Corp (PERC), the unregulated affiliate of Chicago-based Peoples Energy. While at PERC, Paul led the development of multiple natural gas-fired combined cycle and simple cycle power plants, including the 1,150 MW COB Energy Facility near Klamath Falls, Oregon, and the 280 MW Valencia Energy Facility near Albuquerque, New Mexico. Both fully developed projects were sold, with Valencia going to Public Service Company of New Mexico and COB sold to J Power.

Prior to joining PERC, Paul was a principal at CornerStone Energy Advisors, which was the principal financial and strategic advisor to Sithe Energies in their acquisition of the Boston Edison and GPU generating portfolios.

Paul holds a BSEE from the University of Illinois, MSEE from New Mexico State University, and Ph.D. in regulatory economics and environmental and natural resource economics from the University of Wyoming.