Bruce Valpy 2017-09-20T12:24:13+00:00
Bruce Valpy BVGA Managing Director
The Journey to Subsidy Free” AllEnergy (May 2016)

“Optimising renewables: Minimising OPEX” Thetis EMR (May 2015)

“Offshore cost of energy: Forecasts based on the European Story so far”  NREL 3rd WESE Workshop (January 2015)

“Putting reliability at the heart of the wind turbine development process: lowering lifetime cost” RUK 2013 (November 2013)

“Site specific cost modelling for reducing the cost of energy Offshore wind technology cost reduction: one year on from the biggest industry study to date” All Energy (May 2013)

“Implementing a reliability centred approach during wind turbine development” Wind O&M Forum for Power Producers Hamburg (February 2013)

Offshore wind technology cost reduction: one year on from the biggest industry study to date” EWEA Vienna (February 2013)

Opportunities in the Sustainable Energy Value Chain: Offshore Wind” Advanced Engineering 2012 (November 2012)“Offshore wind technology cost reduction: six months on” RenewableUK 2012 (October 2012)

Stock Take Briefing Westminster Energy Forum  (October 2012)

Reducing the cost of the offshore wind projects in deeper waters: assessing the options and their implementation” Wind Energy Update (February 2012)

“Condition monitoring of onshore wind turbines: independent thinking” WPM Onshore O&M (June 2011)

Developing a market to accommodate future offshore wind projects in the UK & Europe” OSW CICC (October 2010)

“Onshore wind farms – can the industry deliver (again)” Joseph Swan Memorial Lecture, (October 2010)

KIC Future renewable energy costs: solar photovoltaics January 2016

KIC Future renewable energy costs: solar-thermal electricity October 2015

Offshore wind: delivering more For less, a report for Statkraft, July 2015

Approaches to cost-reduction in offshore wind, Committee on Climate Change, June 2015

Methodology for measuring UK content for UK offshore wind farms May 2015

Wave and Tidal Supply Chain Development Plan February 2015

Future Renewable Energy Costs: Onshore Wind, KIC InnoEnergy, September 2014

Future Renewable Energy Costs: Offshore Wind, KIC InnoEnergy, May 2014

UK offshore wind supply chain: capabilities and opportunities February 2014

Offshore Wind: A 2013 supply chain health check November 2013

Building an industry June 2013

Industry’s journey to £100/MWh Offshore wind: industry’s journey to £100/MWh, May 2013

Pathways to Cost Reduction Offshore wind technologies for Scotland October 2012

Towards round 3: the offshore wind supply chain in 2012 June 2012

Pathways to Cost Reduction in Offshore Wind: Technology workstream, The Crown Estate, June 2012

Wave and Tidal Energy in the UK

Value breakdown for the offshore wind sector February 2010

Marine Energy in the UK March 2012

State of the Industry Report October 2011

Offshore Wind Forecasts of future costs and benefits June 2011

Wave and Tidal energy in the Pentland Firth and Orkney waters May 2011

Towards Round 3: Progress in building the offshore wind supply chain February 2011

Your career in offshore wind energy November 2010

Offshore Wind Opportunities in South East England July 2010

A Guide to an Offshore Wind Farm February 2010

PowerPark Demand & Need Report October 2009

UK Offshore Wind: Moving up a gear October 2007

Doing business with wind turbine manufacturers July 2006

Offshore Wind: At a Crossroads April 2006

UK offshore wind Ports prospectus September 2009

UK Ports for the Offshore Wind Industry: Time to Act February 2009

Bruce Valpy

Managing director and founder

Bruce Valpy founded BVG Associates over ten years ago and has created a rapidly growing, diverse client base that includes start-ups, market leaders, trade bodies, governments, utility providers and multi-nationals on four continents.

Bruce has a first class honours degree in engineering (with economics) from Cambridge University and almost 30 years’ hands-on experience in renewables. He uses his technical, business and economic understanding to help you do new things, think in new ways and solve tough problems.

He has delivered projects from the deeply technical to our most visionary, industry building. His ability to communicate effectively with those with much experience or little means he is often asked to present at industry events, but is just as at home working one-to-one with client’s senior leaders and listening to front-line technical staff.

Before founding BVGA, Bruce led all wind turbine hub and hydraulic/electric pitch system R&D activities for NEG Micon, then led development of Vestas’ largest blades. During this time, Bruce grew an experienced and spirited multi-disciplinary team from 10 to 23 people with budget for design, testing, prototyping and early series manufacture. His team built a reputation for being a creative, reliable, responsive and authoritative internal supplier of quality products. Before this, Bruce led turbine development activities at an innovative UK turbine manufacturer, involving detailed engineering of many aspects of a range of different turbine concepts.

Bruce will give you energy, straight talking and creative ideas based on a lot of experience and a quick-thinking mind.

To find out how Bruce can help your business, drop him an email.