James has over 20 years of experience developing clean energy projects. James has experience in environmental assessment, regulatory hearings, project design, strategic planning, project management, community engagement, and First Nations engagement. He is trained in conflict resolution, coaching, leadership, and group facilitation and has experience working alongside governments and First Nations.
While working at Sea Breeze Power Corp., James managed development of the 99 MW Cape Scott Wind Farm on Vancouver Island, which began operations in 2013. James currently works to advance clean energy projects in partnership with indigenous communities on behalf of Sunspear Microgrid and Northern Energy Capital. He has also authored Community Energy Plans with Indigenous communities.
James has been involved in BC’s industry association for renewable energy Clean Energy BC where he served as Chair of the Wind Committee, advising on government policy, research, and public relations.
James teaches lectures about wind energy development at the BC Institute of Technology. He completed a M.Sc. in Environment and Management at the Royal Roads University in 2008, and previously completed a B.Sc. in Physics and Astronomy in 2002