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Peter Raftery

Global Head of Technical and Commercial Asset Management
Peter Raftery
Global Head of Technical and Commercial Asset Management

Peter Raftery , Managing Director, is a member of the Renewable Power Group within BlackRock Alternative Investors (BAI). As Global Head of the Technical and Commercial Asset Management teams, he is responsible for technical underwriting assumptions and risks, project construction and operations. He is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer and has worked in the renewable energy industry since 1994.

 

Prior to joining BlackRock in 2011, Mr Raftery was Offshore General Manager for SSE Renewables where he had responsibility for offshore wind, wave and tidal sites totalling 6.5 GW (net) and SSE's share of the Walney offshore wind project (367 MW). From 2005 to 2008 Mr Raftery was Head of Technical for Airtricity responsible for global Engineering and wind resource assessment activities. He also served on the Airtricity Investment Committee and Risk Committee. Prior to that Mr Raftery was a Director at Garrad Hassan, the world's leading renewable energy consultancy, with responsibility for "GH's" energy production analyses worldwide and wind power project design work. Mr Raftery started his career in renewable energy at IT Power where we was engaged in solar projects (both photovoltaic and solar thermal).

 

Mr Raftery earned a BEng in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College in 1990 and an MSc in Energy Conservation and the Environment from Cranfield University in 1992.