Kurt Lyell, Ray Pasquariello Join HDR’s Renewable Energy Practice

Kurt Lyell, P.E., has joined HDR as solar program lead, and Ray Pasquariello, RPA, has joined HDR as offshore wind program lead. Together, Lyell and Pasquariello bring seasoned expertise to support rapidly growing demand from clients seeking solutions that integrate zero carbon energy, resiliency and innovation. 

“With the U.S. administration aiming for 80% of power from clean energy sources by 2030, our clients are increasingly looking for forward-thinking ways to integrate renewable energy,” said Gretchen Dolson, renewable energy practice lead at HDR. “Kurt and Ray have rich hands-on experience that’s incredibly valuable to clients as they integrate renewable energy from multiple sources.” 

Kurt Lyell
Kurt Lyell

Ray Pasquariello
Ray Pasquariello

Based in Texas, Lyell is focused on growing HDR’s solar program while contributing to the firm’s growth plans in other sectors.

Lyell is a respected professional engineer with a focus on renewable energy and carbon emissions reduction solutions. He’s supported the development of more than 80 utility-scale solar photovoltaic projects worldwide, and has served as a technical due diligence advisor for more than $1 billion of successful North American renewable energy project acquisitions. Lyell’s 24 years of experience include solar photovoltaic projects, battery energy storage systems, microgrids and heavy-duty transportation solutions. 

Lyell holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. 

Based in Rhode Island, Pasquariello will work closely with HDR’s local teams to grow the firm’s offshore wind program across the U.S., centered on wind developments off the Northeastern coast.

Pasquariello has more than 25 years of experience in environmental resource management working on energy infrastructure projects. For the past five years he’s focused on offshore wind projects managing feasibility studies, due diligence reviews, optimization studies and onshore infrastructure support for multiple 1-plus gigawatt projects. 

Tapping his global experience, Pasquariello applies lessons learned from other regions of the world to the U.S., assisting both developers and local utility companies with expanding and refining their respective offshore wind assets. He’s been a member of multiple global trade and industry organizations, and plays an active role in furthering the development of the U.S. offshore wind industry through strategic partnerships.

Pasquariello holds a master’s degree in anthropology, and bachelor’s degrees in biology and anthropology from Syracuse University.

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