Giacomo Dachille, Founder, is a skilled management consultant specialized in Independent Power Producer and renewable energy. With a Bachelor’s Degree at Politecnico di Bari in electrical engineering and an EMBA at BBS (Bologna Business School), He has a consolidated experience as designer of electrical systems, site manager, project manager and later operation manager in process plants, industrial sites, airports, electric utilities and renewable energy (solar, wind, biomass). Having worked for large investor owned IPP, developers and international private equity owned companies, he is familiar with the challenges of project financing, thigh cash control and meticulous reporting procedures. With hundreds of MW of PV plants designed, more than 200MW of plants managed and restructured, Giacomo has a very strong experience in the solar sector.
Since 2014 Giacomo is also partner in Netplan Italia, a management consultant firm founded by Paolo Pietrogrande, supporting operators and investors to turnaround challenged operating facilities, enhance margins and letting asset value emerge, reaching very important results.
In Netplan, as responsible for the energy practice for renewable energy, He supported Ardian in many projects from implementing safety, operations and troubleshooting procedures to stabilize power output and revenues in a 25 MW straw fired plant, to manage and revamp the Italian PV portfolio implementing the biggest and first Italian PV plant revamping from fix tilt structure to tracker (two project, totally more than 20 MW).
In 2014 He started the management of the first Italian “grid-parity” PV portfolio, owned by Enovos, the Luxemburg energy utility, with the aim to support the Company to solve the legal matters that were the cause of incentive revocation on more than 70 MW projects, restore the tariff (in 2020) and keep alive the plants reducing cost and increasing revenue with a saucerful turnaround.
In Netplan Giacomo has supported many Clients (Contourglobal, Gemmo S.p.A, GWM Renewable Energy, EF Solare, ICQ S.p.A, Iren, OAK Three, Reycon, Sonnedix, Suncity, etc.) for Due Diligence process, repowering and optimization, pipeline acquisition and development, portfolio management, etc.
Prior to joining Netplan, Giacomo has been in charge of restructuring the generation portfolio of GSF, repowering sites, reengineering processes and later managing the operation and maintenance of 145 MW of photovoltaic projects, mostly trackers. During his tenure at GSF the company underwent main corporate challenges, including change of ownership, regulatory and financial restructuring.
Prior to GSF Giacomo was a system designer, then site manager and finally project manager at 9REN, where he directly supervised many projects (+30 MW) of new construction, worth €120M investment. In his responsibilities Giacomo closely cooperated with sourcing functions to find best equipment, scouting new suppliers, reduce costs and contracts review and established new internal procedure for construction management.