G2P Energy incorporating
is a privately owned company that develops power and energy projects from concept to commercial operation. G2P acts as a key consultant on all aspects of project development and technology selection for all power generation and energy management solutions
Where a client requires a solution to an ever-increasing energy-dominated environment, G2P can bring the necessary skillset from market reviews and studies to the introduction of best practice technology to suit the required applications. Thereafter G2P, with selected strategic partners, can provide the best fit solutions for all applications.
G2P’s two founders are Mark Otto and Simon MacLennan. Between them they have a formidable track record, having served on many boards of directors, managed several large engineering companies and blue chip multinationals. They have unique hands-on experience of the challenges and requirements to develop and execute Power based projects in Southern Africa.
G2P has developed a strong network through long-standing relationships with key players in South Africa that include the regulators, utilities, OEM’s, advisors, funders, DFI’s, gas supply companies, engineers, and all major industrial manufacturing companies.
G2P uses a matrix of resources that includes key service providers in the fields of financial, legal, engineering, commercial and specialised advisory roles. All alliances are strategic and tailor-made applications are on hand.
- Local SA residents and entrepreneurs with 60+ years of experience in the energy and power sectors in the region
- Direct Operational experience and understanding of the dynamics of the energy and power sectors
- Well-developed network in power, energy and industrial environment
- Thorough understanding of the regulatory environment
- Understanding all aspects regarding permitting processes
- Experience with local stakeholders such as owners engineers, permitting consultants, EPC contractors, OEM’s, banking sector, private equity markets and law firms
- Understanding the requirements of BBBEE and the associated processes
- Ability to manage local aspects of development from concept to financial close and then provide expert advice regarding construction , maintenance, operations and skills development to meet regional requirements.
Mark Otto (Chief Technical Officer)
For more than three decades Mark has worked in various leadership roles in the power, oil and gas and energy sectors. He currently also runs South Africa’s first IPP and is jointly responsible for the strategic development of key projects for G2P. Mark is recognised for his leadership skills and visionary ability to influence, facilitate and implement key strategies for blue chip companies. A South African citizen with a BSc degree from the University of Natal and a BComm degree from the University of South Africa. His key skills include; business development into the energy, oil and gas and power sectors, managing large EPC contracting houses, Global networks and access to international markets, having run Alstom, UHDE and Lurgi SA among others.
Simon MacLennan (Chief Executive Officer)
Simon MacLennan has 35 years of experience in South African industry, covering the mining, construction and power sectors. He currently (jointly) runs Gas2Power, developing energy projects in the Southern African region. Previously Simon held management positions in De Beers, Anglo American, Barlows and Gencor before operating independently as a consultant and thereafter strategically partnering with parties appropriate to specific projects. His experience is broad; plant design and optimization; risk assessment, corporate strategic management and strategy implementation; mergers and acquisitions, project management and power industry project development and implementation. Mr. MacLennan holds a BSc (Eng) from the University of the Witwatersrand, and an MSc (Eng) and MBA from the same institution.
Fabrizio De Candia (Global Power Business Consultant)
Fabrizio has over 30 years of experience in the global power industry and currently works with global investors, equipment suppliers and service providers. Previously, Fabrizio was Group Vice President, Power and Process, at Circor International and Unit General Manager at Alstom Power where he was responsible for gas power plant EPC and equipment supply in North America and Italy. Fabrizio’s background includes leadership for European power advisory services at IHS CERA and several years in the IPP business with InterGen where he led power development and M&A activities in Europe and India. Mr. De Candia holds a BS(Eng) from the University of Illinois and a MS(Eng) from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.