Meet the Business

We are Bushveld Energy

Bushveld Energy is staffed to deliver analytical, commercial, financial and technical value to projects that we develop and invest into and services to our partners and clients, such as renewable energy project developers.

Our team is led by experienced specialists in, battery energy storage, infrastructure project development, asset management and energy policy. Our leadership contributes 70 years of combined experience in clean energy and battery energy storage development and investment.

The leadership team is supported by engineering, analytical and project development staff that bring skills in energy project design and engineering, financial modelling, corporate and project finance, business and project development. Many are seasoned project managers, with a focus on execution and delivery. Based out of Johannesburg, South Africa, we cover multiple international markets in local languages, including English, French and Portuguese.

Meet some of our leadership

Mikhail Nikomarov

Head and Co-founder of Bushveld Energy

Mr. Mikhail Nikomarov is an entrepreneur and African energy expert who has worked on strategic and operational energy issues across four continents, including eight African countries. He holds an MBA from INSEAD (France), an Economics Diploma from the London School of Economics (UK) and two B.A. degrees in History and in Economics from the University of Massachusetts (USA).Prior to founding Bushveld Energy, Mikhail spent 6.5 years with McKinsey & Company in Moscow and Johannesburg, advising national governments, utilities and manufacturers on growth strategy & policy and leading operational turnarounds in the power sector.

Frank Spencer

Head of Deployment

Mr. Frank Spencer has been active in the African Renewables space for over 20 years. With a background in Engineering, he helped pioneer the development of the Commercial and Industrial solar PV market in South Africa. He now brings his market and technological experience to Bushveld Energy to drive project development around their Vanadium Redox Flow Battery technology into Africa. He has a Master’s Degree in Engineering as well as a Philosophy Degree in Sustainable Development.

Neo Kgatuke

Business Development Manager

Mr. Neo Kgatuke has been active in the mining, engineering, projects space for over 18 years. With a huge success in various transactions , Neo Kgatuke successfully developed a portfolio in the mining industry and successfully designed and commissioned various projects globally. He now brings his wealth of business development, mining, engineering, and projects experience to develop the Bushveld Energy business. He holds an MBA from the Graduate School of Business in the University of Cape Town (South Africa) and a Engineering Honours Degree from the University of Cape Town.

Michael Niszl

Project Implementation Manager

Mr. Michael Niszl is an Energy Storage technical advisor who previously worked at Eskom Research, Testing and Development Centre, focusing his efforts on their Large-Scale Energy Storage Testing Facility. His expertise extends across a large variety of Energy Storage technologies from DC block level to full system integration. He holds a BIng degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Johannesburg and is currently registered with ECSA as a candidate engineer.

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