James has over 15 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, James served as Manager, Wind Development where he led the Environmental Assessment Application for the 99 MW Cape Scott Wind Farm. He later managed the Cape Scott project during its successful bid for a Power Purchase Agreement with the utility BC Hydro, and oversaw due diligence during the sale of this project.
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 a course in 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.