Paula McGarrigle, Managing Director,
SOLAS Energy Consulting Inc.
Paula McGarrigle is a professional with over 20 years of experience in the energy sector in North America. The majority of her experience has been in the renewable energy sector.
Paula is the co-founder of Solas Energy Consulting. Her experience includes project development, climate change, business development, and strategic planning. Paula was previously the head of Shell Wind Energy for Canada, and started the Suncor Alternative and Renewable Energy group.
Paula’s academic background includes two undergraduate degrees from the University of Alberta, Canada: a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering. In addition, Paula holds an MBA in Finance from Queen’s University, Canada.
Paula is a member of APEGA and the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) and the Canadian Solar Industry Association. She was invited by the British High Commission to work on sustainability as part of the 2002 G8 summit, and has been a participant in the National Roundtable on Energy and the Environment (NRTEE).
Evelyn Carpenter, President,
SOLAS Energy Consulting US Inc.
Evelyn Carpenter is a leader in project management and risk mitigation in the American renewable energy community. Her twenty-plus years of experience in the energy industry includes overseeing or consulting over 23 GW of alternative and renewable energy projects, as well as conventional energy projects prior to starting at Solas.
Evelyn has proven experience with building and supervising high-power teams, working on strategic initiatives at the executive level, overseeing project management, and project development. Evelyn’s skills include project risk assessment, commercial agreement negotiation, technology procurement, planning, budgeting, and project due diligence. She has significant experience in project execution and contract negotiation.
Evelyn was formerly the senior vice president of construction for First Wind Energy and project director of AES Wind Generation (formerly SeaWest WindPower). Her academic background includes a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering and a Master’s of Science in Civil Engineering. In addition, she holds an MBA in International Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management, USA.