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PA Consulting welcomes Rhys Vigna as an associate partner in its Energy and Utilities team

12 December 2022

Rhys Vigna joins PA Consulting (PA), the consultancy that’s bringing ingenuity to life, as an associate partner in its Energy and Utilities practice. Rhys will focus on supporting clients as they strive to meet their net zero goals and sustainability ambitions, specifically in P2X hydrogen-based renewable fuels and establishing and executing energy transition strategies.

Rhys brings more than 15 years of industry experience, covering areas such as commodity trading, infrastructure development, investment analysis, developing new market offtake models and building commercial partnerships. Prior to joining PA, Rhys led OCI N.V’s global renewable fuels transition business development team, after spending time at Macquarie and over nine years at Glencore, most recently leading their Canadian business and acting as a member of their North American senior leadership group.

Aris Karcanias, Global Head of Energy and Utilities at PA Consulting said: “Rhys understands both the challenges facing energy and utilities companies, and also the opportunities, having witnessed them first hand working in the industry for the last 15 years. This will resonate with our clients who are looking for tangible, outcome-driven results as they strive towards their net zero targets. Hydrogen-based renewable fuels will no doubt play a significant role in areas such as transport decarbonisation and Rhys’ real-world insight into this, alongside his wider energy transition expertise, will immediately benefit our clients. In addition, Rhys’s experience in building early green ammonia markets and projects, brings a unique knowledge base and perspective, which will prove invaluable in aiding our numerous clients who are aiming to capitalise on the rapid growth in P2X – a significant step forward for the industry.”

Rhys added: “When it comes to energy transition, it’s time for action. Coming directly from industry, I am acutely aware of the issues facing leadership as they look to adapt and thrive in this new age of carbon-free energy. I’ve already seen the exciting and ingenious work the Energy & Utilities practice at PA Consulting is doing in the market, and I’m looking forward to adding my expertise and bolstering what is already a market-leading team.”

PA’s energy and utilities experts work with businesses to anticipate the future, champion innovation and lead transformative solutions to unlock potential across 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, PA’s experts provide critical support and advice amid global uncertainty and change and seek to preserve valuable resources and enhance environmental outcomes for societies around the world.

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