- Bluestar Energy Capital has appointed a Managing Director for its Australian presence
- Steve Jackson will head Bluestar Energy Australia, building the company’s business in the country from Sydney office
- He previously worked with companies as First Solar and FRV in Australia among his more than 30 years of working life
Newly launched renewable energy investment platform headquartered in Chicago, US Bluestar Energy Capital has appointed Steve Jackson as the managing director of its Australian presence, Bluestar Energy Australia Pty Ltd.
To be based out of Bluestar’s Sydney CBD office, Jackson will be expected to build on the company’s business in the country.
Coming to the Bluestar group with an extensive power industry experience of over 30 years, Jackson was the vice president, APAC regional manager with First Solar Australia, and also headed Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV) in the country for 4 years as its head of development.
“I’m fortunate to hit the ground running with great resources, one permitted wind project, and other projects having commenced development with an established developer here in Australia,” said Jackson.
Bluestar was founded by former Ørsted Onshore Business Division CEO Declan Flanagan in September 2022 to focus on the US, Australia and European markets for wind, solar and storage project opportunities (see Former Ørsted Onshore CEO Launches RE Platform).
Beyond Chicago and Sydney, Bluestar has offices in Austin and Dublin as well as it counts the aggregate project development pipeline as exceeding 1 GW to date.
“There are plenty of challenges to the global energy transition as well as undisciplined capital chasing investments, which makes Bluestar’s greenfield development focused strategy especially important,” added Flanagan.