Natasha Reveilhac is one of our Asset Managers, based in the Netherlands. She assists with the management of a number of our solar portfolios, including assets in France.
When did you join Greensolver and what does your role involve?
I joined in January 2021 and my role was initially Junior Asset Manager for the Netherlands. My role, however, progressed quite quickly so now I am involved in the management of the Dutch and the French solar assets.
Have you worked in the industry before?
No, I haven’t, this is my first time in renewables. Before I was working in the food industry.
I think that food and energy are not too dissimilar as they are vital for life. So, for me it was not a complete change.
What attracted you to the industry?
I was interested in the energy transition and how it has been evolving, specifically, in Europe.
Originally, I thought the industry was a lot older than it is, but I have found from my time at Greensolver, and dealing with clients, that it’s still quite young.
Do you think the industry could do more to promote diversity?
Yes, definitely. For example, in Greensolver there are some women, even the CEO is a woman. However, the split between women and men is not 50%.
I think one way would be to promote that there are many different types of roles within the sector and that women are just as capable to do these. I find that when I’m in client meetings, I am the only woman, so it would be great to see more diversity in that respect.
Just because you are a woman, it doesn’t mean that you cannot be an engineer, asset manager or electrician.
What advice would you give to anyone wanting to join the industry?
If you’re interested in climate change and the future of renewables, don’t be afraid and jump in!
Do not be put off by the fact that there’s lots of men!
What is your favourite part of your role?
I like being able to analyse and compare the two countries that I’m now working in. It’s great being able to work in the Dutch and French solar markets. My asset management role is ultimately the same, but they have different approaches, points of view, contracts and expectations, which makes it interesting.
It’s important to remember that in renewables, the impact is not isolated to one country. It’s about countries working collectively to reach certain climate goals.
What is the most challenging part of your role?
Although I like working on assets from different countries, at the same time I find it difficult. It’s challenging to speak with people from different cultures, languages and with different ways of working.
As everything is so new, you don’t always know how to handle certain situations.
What do you enjoy most about working for GRS?
I like having the opportunity to work with people from different countries in the business. Even if we’re based in different offices, the communication is always good. I think it’s something quite unique to Greensolver that we have many offices in Europe but are still able to talk regularly to each other. The communication is key.
Where do you see the future of renewables going?
There is a lot of change coming. However, I don’t know if we will be able to meet certain climate targets fast enough.