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Energy specialist PMSS America, Inc names new senior vice president

Doug Pfeister joins renowned renewable energy consultancy

PMSS America, Inc., the US division of leading global renewable energy consulting firm TÜV SÜD PMSS,1 has announced the appointment of Doug Pfeister to the role of senior vice president as the firm gears up in response to further growth in the US offshore wind industry.

Pfeister will work alongside the growing team out of PMSS America, Inc’s New York City offices. He joins TÜV SÜD PMSS from the Offshore Wind Development Coalition (OffshoreWindDC), where, as acting president, he worked to promote offshore wind development by representing the interests of developers and firms working throughout the growing supply chain. Prior to that, Pfeister worked for offshore wind developer NRG Bluewater Wind, leading siting and permitting across the company and helping to negotiate the first offshore wind power purchase agreement in Delaware. 

“Doug is a highly driven individual and a staunch advocate of offshore wind in the United States – and he is going to fit right in with the rest of our outstanding team here in the US,” said Sebastian Chivers, director and head of TÜV SÜD PMSS’ North America business. “His experience and regulatory knowledge — having played a key role in the development of the first projects off the East Coast — will be an invaluable asset to TÜV SÜD PMSS as we look to support the growth of a domestic industry and strengthen our local capabilities for our clients.” 

Pfeister, an advocate of progressive offshore wind policies, successfully lobbied —  along with other offshore wind proponents — for the New Jersey Offshore Wind Development Act of 2010, a highly influential state law that has supported the establishment and growth of US offshore wind to date.

“I’m confident that Doug's hands-on experience guiding projects to completion — in conjunction with a comprehensive understanding of the complexities of the US sector — gives TÜV SÜD PMSS a fairly unique offering in this exciting market,” Chivers concluded.


1. Founded over two-decades ago, UK-based TÜV SÜD PMSS is recognized as an industry leader in offshore wind projects. Beyond its experience consulting renewable energy clients in Europe, the company—through US subsidiary PMSS America, Inc — has been active full-time in the US market for nearly 4 years, working with developers, turbine vendors, investors and government on various renewable energy projects.

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