Cliff is an energy policy and investment professional with 37 years of experience advising on energy efficiency and renewable energy policy and regulation, scoping out energy project development opportunities, and co-ordinating investments for a wide variety of private investors and international financial institutions.
Cliff has led investment advisory teams for a diverse range of clean energy technologies (solar, wind, biomass, geothermal, energy efficiency, next generation lighting and smart grid) in emerging markets across Eastern Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.
He has been working in Africa for more than a decade. He currently leads the GreenMax Transaction Advisory team on the 300MW Kenya GDC project at Menengai and supervises other GreenMax advisory work on the continent including the 100MW Home Energy Africa solar PV project in northern Ghana. Building on GreenMax’s advisory portfolio in Africa, Cliff led a team of IPP professionals to launch GreenMax Energy Ventures (GEVA) in 2015 to co-develop projects with local partners. GEVA is working on early stage developments in Rwanda, Sierra Leone and Zambia.
A pioneer of the energy services industry in the US, Cliff founded BEI Energy in the early 1980s and led it to implement energy efficiency solutions in more than 600 New York City buildings, plus the ownership and the operation of 21 small-scale gas fired cogeneration systems.
Cliff is a panellist at the Africa Investment Exchange: Nairobi meeting, 3-4 October