A graduate from MIM Class of 2007, Aaron Daniels is currently the Vice President of Business Development at Wind Energy Holding Company Ltd. in Bangkok Thailand. As part of this position, Daniels also acts as a project manager and recently completed the construction of two utility-scale wind farms budgeted at an estimated $450 million (12.3 million THB). This is the first wind project in Thailand to be developed on such a grand scale and is part of Wind Energy Holding’s plan to erect three farms with 90- megawatt capacity each in Korat province by 2016. According to the Ministry of Energy in Thailand, the country is actively pursuing a goal of obtaining 25% of all energy needs from renewable energy sources by 2022. As such, the government provides incentives for the development of wind energy and anticipates an additional 1,200 megawatts of energy from wind farms by 2021.
This isn’t the only “first of a kind” wind project that Daniels has worked on. Previously, he was the Director of Field Operations at FloDesign Wind Turbine working on innovative wind technology for a $120 million wind power development project. Next for Daniels is an international conference next week titled “Renewable Energy Asia 2013-New Opportunities in the ASEAN Community” where he will speak on the outcomes of Wind Energy Holding’s projects in Thailand.
To see these projects in action, check out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpeop-nMdLk&feature=youtu.be
As always, we are proud of our alumni and wish Daniels the best in continuing his work in the wind energy sector.
Juli Tejadilla is a full-time student in the Masters of International Management program. She previously graduated with two Bachelor of Arts in Marketing and Studio Art from Linfield College. While her interest in international business began as an undergraduate student, she has been traveling around the world since she was nine months old. She hopes through the MIM program to learn key insights to conduct business internationally and to establish herself as a global citizen.