About Us

Our Approach

Rise Renewables develops renewable energy projects that help Australia transition to a reliable, efficient and clean power system.

Rise Renewables is committed to delivering value in the communities in which it operates. Key to the Rise Renewables approach is active and transparent engagement and communication with stakeholders and community members. The Baroota Hydro Project and Bridle Track Solar Project will demonstrate the potential for energy projects to be catalysts for economic and community benefits.

 

Rise Renewables Management

Oliver Yates, Chair
Oliver Yates, Chairperson

Oliver Yates

Oliver was the inaugural CEO of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) until April 2017 after which he joined Rise Renewables as  Chair and Director. Prior to the CEFC, Oliver was an Executive Director with Macquarie Capital for more than twenty years. Oliver is currently an Executive Director with Macquarie Group and UPC Renewables Australia.

Brer Adams, Director
Brer Adams, Founder and Director

Brer Adams

Brer has extensive infrastructure and energy markets experience in Australia and internationally, including with Macquarie Group leading principal investments in the environment and clean technology Sectors. During his time at Macquarie Group and role as Associate Director Brer also advised on renewable energy and electricity transmission projects and was a nominee director for early stage environmental service businesses. Brer is a senior director with the G20-established Global Infrastructure Hub.

Sam Cooper, Director

Sam Cooper

Sam has extensive experience in renewable energy project development in Australia, Japan and South Africa. Sam’s experience covers all phases of development, from land identification and working with local communities and stakeholders through to arranging approvals, construction contracting, project structuring and financing in preparation for construction and operations. Prior to joining Rise Renewables, Sam worked for Macquarie Group in Australia and internationally and also fulfils non-executive roles within the Australian renewable energy industry.

Project Partners

Technical and Engineering Partner

Rise Renewables is partnering with SNC Lavalin as its technical and engineering partner. SNC Lavalin is currently undertaking the front end engineering design and is the Project’s preferred provider of the Engineering Procurement Contract.

SNC-Lavalin is a leading global engineering and construction group. SNC-Lavalin developed its first hydro electric project more than a century ago in Canada and is today delivering numerous hydro electric projects globally.

SNC has been appointed to design and deliver four hydropower projects currently underway in Canada.