Gamesa Corporacion Tecnologica has named Jiddu Tapia chief development officer for North American wind development at Gamesa Energy USA, the company's U.S. wind farm development entity.
Tapia brings nearly a decade of domestic and international experience in wind energy portfolio creation, evolution, growth and management to Gamesa USA. His arrival coincides with Gamesa's deployment this year of its new G-90 wind turbine model.
Tapia most recently served as vice president of development at Eurus Energy America Corp., where he coordinated various aspects of wind development focused around pipeline growth and project implementation.
Before joining Eurus, Tapia served as the director of development for Canadian operations at Acciona Wind Energy Canada Inc. While at Acciona, Tapia directed the installation of 106 MW in project capacity, the creation of a 5,000 MW pipeline and responded to requests for proposals resulting in 220 MW of long-term wind power purchase agreements.