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Aaron Clarkson

Director

B.E. (Mechanical), M.E. (Civil & Environmental)

e: aaron.clarkson@toba.nz

c: +6422 361 2409

Positioning himself at the ‘solar-face’ of emerging technologies and large scale infrastructure projects, Aaron’s hands-on approach has produced results for satisfied clients across a wide variety of infrastructure clients internationally.

 

Previously, he helped Vector take its first steps towards a new energy future, leading its technology trials with distributed generation, storage and the “Energy-as-a-Service” business model. Aaron’s driven to see New Zealand develop the world’s smartest and resilient grid to help eliminate energy poverty. Since executing large scale marine, utility and energy infrastructure projects overseas, Aaron is now the go-to consultant to the New Zealand infrastructure sector.

 

He is valued by his clients for pre-project advisory, including due diligence and comprehensive market and financial advisory, with experience in developing comprehensive feasibility studies for small and large-scale capital projects. Combining his acute analytical expertise and collaboration skills to build relationships, he delivers forward-thinking solutions, guaranteeing efficient project delivery every time.

Aaron's project experience



Infrastructure

  • Kawakawa Bay Battery Energy Storage System and micro-grid project, Vector

  • Takanini Outdoor-Indoor Conversion project, Vector

  • Browns Bay 33kV Outdoor-Indoor Conversion project, Vector

  • NZTA Motorway Infrastructure Enabling Works – Vector Service Relocations, Vector, Auckland

  • Transpower Outdoor-Indoor Conversions, Transpower, Auckland

  • LNG Canada Front-end Engineering Design, Shell, Vancouver, Canada,

  • Kitimat LNG Early Works, Chevron, Vancouver, Canada,

  • Vector New Technology Trials and Strategic Initiatives, Vector, Auckland

    • Telecom Collocation

    • Battery-as-a-service

    • Smartpole

  • Mt Roskill Substation Outdoor-Indoor Conversion (Engineer to Contract), Transpower

  • Albany Substation Outdoor-Indoor Conversion (Engineer to Contract), Transpower

 

 

Hydro-Electric

  • Alterra – Montrose Rockslide Penstock Repair ($35m)

  • Alterra – Montrose Coanda Screen and intake maintenance

Wind Farm Development

  • Castle Hill Wind Farm (800MW) – Pre-feasibility to Consenting Phase

  • Hau Nui Wind Farm (150MW) – Feasibility Phase

  • Slopedown Wind Farm (150MW) – Feasibility Phase

Small Scale Renewables

  • Solar hot water trial

  • Micro-wind turbine trial on Sky Tower and various commercial buildings