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Offshore wind expert Alon Carmel joins PA Consulting as a Partner

04 May 2022

Alon Carmel has joined PA Consulting (PA), the consultancy that’s bringing ingenuity to life, as a partner in PA’s Energy and Utilities team, and will be part of the Climate Response unit. Alon will lead PA’s offshore wind offering specifically around strategy, auctions, transactions due diligence and expert witness work. 

Alon has over 15 years’ experience advising global energy companies, investors and governments on offshore wind, as well as other renewable energy and enabling technologies. He joins PA from FTI Consulting where he led the global offshore wind team, supporting clients in Korea, Japan, Poland, France, the UK, the Netherlands and the US. 

Prior to FTI Consulting, Alon worked at NERA Economics, and also spent eight years working for the UK Government where he led policy teams in decarbonising transport, global carbon markets and carbon pricing policies, international UN climate negotiations and electricity market design. He led several teams in the Energy Market Reform programme including the team that designed the Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme for renewable energy and nuclear. 

Aris Karcanias, Global Head of Energy and Utilities at PA Consulting, said: “Alon has a unique blend of energy markets, strategy and commercial knowledge that adds another string to our climate response unit. His offshore wind expertise will be essential for our global clients as they navigate their path along the clean energy transition. On and offshore wind have proven essential ingredients in meeting net zero commitments and are already delivering multi-billion dollar industries across the globe. Alon joins a team that has had important recent success in offshore wind auctions, which combined with his track record, places us as the go-to leader in energy auctions. I am looking forward to working with Alon and welcoming him to the PA family.” 

Alon Carmel, Energy and Utilities Expert at PA Consulting, said: “I’m excited to join the rapidly growing PA energy and utilities practice and look forward to working with a high-calibre team of market-leading experts in all the main industries of the energy transition. PA has a well-deserved reputation for innovation. I’m looking forward to working with my colleagues to unleash investment and growth opportunities for clients that support the transformation of energy globally. This is the decade where we need to turn the energy and emissions trajectories towards net zero which will require innovation and ingenuity across all sectors of the economy.” 

PA’s energy and utilities experts work with businesses to anticipate the future, champion innovation and lead the energy transition to unlock new potential in the energy and utilities markets. From leading the transformation to green energy with Ørsted, Denmark’s largest energy producer, to boosting California's use of renewable energy by developing the world's biggest battery with US power company Vistra Energy, and helping Vestas, one of the leaders in sustainable energy solutions powering over 40 million homes, through an agile development process to help them bring innovative wind turbines to market faster.

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