Alistair Jessop

Alistair Jessop
2020-02-27 SuproNet

Alistair is a partner at SR Energy responsible for driving SolarReserve’s continued growth through initiating and developing projects and business opportunities across Europe, Africa, the Middle East and India.

While at SolarReserve Alistair’s efforts resulted in the development of a portfolio of 7000 megawatts (MW) across the EMEA region ranging from utility scale solar to smaller scale urban solar farm power projects. He led the development and financing of three solar PV projects now in full operation in South Africa: the Lesedi (75MW), Letsatsi (75MW) and Jasper (96MW) projects. In addition, Alistair led development of the Redstone 100 MW Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) project awarded preferred bidder status in round 3 of the South African REIPPP programme. In Round 4.5 of the South African REIPPP programme, Alistair was responsible for the submission of 6 projects with a total investment value of $4.30bn.

Alistair has 20 years of international power industry experience in business development, construction and project financing. His extensive expertise spans projects covering multiple technologies including natural gas, oil-fired, wind energy, biomass and solar energy projects.

Alistair joined SolarReserve from Invenergy, one of the largest privately owned renewable energy businesses in the world, where he was Vice President for Europe. Alistair’s prior roles include Vice President for Europe with Insight Energy and Director for Western Europe with Rolls-Royce Power Ventures.

In 2001, Alistair completed an intensive Accelerated Development Program at the London Business School. Alistair gained a Rolls-Royce scholarship for his university studies where he achieved a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering, with Honors, from the University of Wales, Cardiff.