Bernard D. Holst


With almost 40 years of experience in the wind industry, Bernard Holst, has overseen the design, development, and construction of over 6 GW of wind projects in the United States and Canada. It is with this breath of experience that he serves as President of the Aegean Energy Group.

Holst began his career in the wind industry in 1981 as a Technical Specialist with the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute.  Following a career with HNEI and Battelle Northwest Labs, in Richland, Washington, Holst worked for SeaWest WindPower from 1992 to 2002 where he was involved in all aspects of wind project design and technology assessment.

From 2002 to 2006, Holst served as President of Garrad Hassan America. His primary responsibilities included commercial and technical due diligence for banks, assessment of ongoing project O&M activities, management of wind resource assessment activities in the U.S. and oversight of company SCADA development in the US.

Other career highlights include joining Padoma Wind Power, then an NRG Energy Company, as Senior Vice President of Operations in 2006; serving as Director of Engineering and Construction for all North American wind projects at Enel Green Power North America where he oversaw the design and construction of over 1 GW of wind projects in the USA and Canada; and prior to founding Aegean Energy Group, serving as Executive Vice President of Operations at Cielo Wind Services, where he oversaw the construction management services that Cielo provided on seven wind projects totaling over 1.3 GW in size.