Douglas is a 7 th generation Aussie with wide experience in energy, including nuclear, hydro and other renewable forms of energy, energy efficiencies.
Nuclear Power Experience: Project Manager for the design, construction and start-up of the highly successful 3 unit, 3900 MW, Palo Verde Nuclear Power Station in Arizona. A unique feature was its location on a dry site. Cooling water was obtained by building an 18 foot diameter pipeline 45 miles into the desert and pumping the waste water from Phoenix to an on-site water treatment facility. Total cost $5 billion.
A member of the Bechtel Director’s Advisory Group.
Developed expert witness testimony and reports in support of Utilities involved in lawsuits regarding the Management of Design and Construction of Nuclear Power Stations in Texas and Philippines.
Consultant to Directors of Temelin NPP in Czech Republic in upgrading the design to incorporate western safety standards to this Soviet designed station. Included negotiating a complex contract with Westinghouse to replace the Instrumentation and Control system. All work performed while construction was ongoing.
Energy Efficiency Experience: In Armenia, performed energy audits, and then implemented energy efficient projects in selected businesses including Cognac Factory, Cement Plant, Light manufacturing plant and Gas storage plant. Performed weatherization upgrades for schools and hospitals.