About Us


Who We Are

Firm Power is an Australian owned clean energy developer with demonstrated experience across all phases of the development lifecycle. The company has an established team with a cross-functional skill set and a proven track record in developing energy projects across solar, wind, transmission infrastructure and energy storage.

With over 1GW of battery energy storage projects in the development portfolio, Firm Power is committed to powering the energy transition.

Our Team

Chris Wilson


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Chris has 15 years  of experience in the renewable energy industry developing, designing, constructing, financing and commissioning renewable energy projects throughout Australia and South East Asia. He has worked with leading developers and construction companies to deliver some of Australia’s first large-scale solar farms and developed market leading projects in his capacity as a director of his own renewable energy companies. In total he has developed, engineered or constructed over 1GW of renewable energy projects.

Simon Ingram


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Simon is a project development specialist and investor and has been active in leading the origination, development and financing of sustainable energy, carbon and environmental projects for over a decade. Simon has a track record of delivering successful and innovative projects in Australia and internationally.

Mike Rand


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Mike has worked in sustainable energy since 2004 and in investment, asset management and finance for over 20 years. Mike founded and led Blueshore Energy from its establishment in 2017 and now acts as adviser to the Company. He has also founded and co-led European renewable energy investment and asset management business Bluefield Group, and has over AUD$3 billion of energy and infrastructure transaction experience across Europe, America & Africa.

Nick Rose

General Manager

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Nick is an accomplished executive manager in the renewable energy sector with 15 years experience in the development and EPC of projects across South-East Asia, Australasia and the Middle-East. Nick previously served as CEO of Austrian developer Stumpf Energy and preceding this managed solar EPC with Lend Lease and REC. As General Manager of Firm Power, Nick is responsible for investment strategy and financing, as well as project and business model development.

Duncan Macdonald

Technical Director

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Duncan is a power systems specialist with 15 years experience in advising, designing and managing the integration of critical electrical infrastructure with power systems across Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia and the Middle East.
Duncan previously served as a Principal at international consulting firm Beca working with private and public utility clients across a variety of industries including power transmission, distribution and generation.  Duncan leads the technical aspects of Firm Power’s projects.

Marcus Keller

Commercial Director

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Over the last 15 years Marcus has been responsible for managing the commercial strategy for a range of expansion capital, energy technology and generation enterprises in Australia, the US and Europe. Marcus has previously acted as Head of Energy Storage for RES Group and established the Sales and Operations functions for ZEN Energy and Tesla Energy Products in Australia. Marcus has a background in Private Equity and Project Finance. As Commercial Director of Firm Power, Marcus is responsible for crafting project path to market strategy.

Brendan Giles

Innovation Director

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Brendan is an experienced executive in the renewable energy industry and leads the innovation function at Firm Power responsible for strategy, planning, stakeholder engagement and key priorities on projects and new initiatives. Brendan has held senior roles in industry and in consulting throughout Australia and has project development experience in both bioenergy and green hydrogen. Brendan also has over a decade of experience advising clients on solar, wind, battery, geothermal and wave projects. Brendan is a Chartered Accountant and has an MBA from UNSW AGSM.

Greg Tischljar

Development Manager

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Greg is an experienced project development professional with 6 years in the renewables industry. Including 4 years experience directly focused on both early stage utility scale wind & solar project development as well as construction management. Greg was formerly a development engineer at RATCH Australia where he looked after the 227MW Collector Wind Farm grid connection and electrical infrastructure construction.
At Firm Power, Greg is responsible for management of project development workstreams & stakeholder engagement.

Jung Lee

Project Engineer

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Jung has 5 years experience across residential, off-grid and utility scale solar projects. Jung previously served in various roles including key account management and customer project management within SMA Australia, a subsidiary of leading manufacturer SMA Solar Technology headquartered in Kassel, Germany. As a project engineer, Jung supports the planning stages of Firm Power’s BESS projects in development across NSW and QLD.

Ben Ward

Technical Consultant

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Ben brings deep experience in managing utility scale renewable energy projects gained from over a decade managing a broad range of project stages, from early phase development through to design, construction and commissioning. Ben’s career in renewables has chiefly been as a Design Manager and Project Manager in EPC delivery of large-scale renewable energy projects. More recently Ben has focused on early-stage project development in the generation and transmission space, including consulting to transmission companies, utilising his broad experience to ensure projects are optimised for shovel ready stage.

Ty Christopher

Strategic Advisor

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Ty is a former General Manager, Asset Management with Endeavour Energy with over 34 years experience in the electricity supply industry. He introduced new technology into the electricity supply industry; such as large scale battery storage, embedded generation, and digital asset management techniques. Ty is passionate about reducing customers’ energy costs and improving the carbon footprint of energy supply.