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
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.
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. In 2015, he co-authored the McKinsey & Company’s report “Brighter Africa: the growth potential of the sub-Saharan electricity sector.”
Prior to joining McKinsey, Mikhail worked as a banker in the US financial sector providing funding to mid-cap corporate clients. His other published work covers the topics of international trade and national competitiveness.
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).
Peter is professionally qualified in the private equity environment as a Professional financial modeler and valuations analyst and holds a Charter to the Association of Alternative Investment Analysts.
Mr. Peter Oldacre is the Head of Origination and Investment for Bushveld Energy, a subsidiary of the London listed Bushveld Minerals company which is a global primary vanadium producer. Bushveld Energy itself is an integrated energy company which owns mineral and chemical manufacturing and processing plants in South Africa and has substantial interests in the project development and investment of renewable energy and vanadium battery energy storage systems.
Peter has degrees in Science and in Philosophy and holds an MBA from Henley Business School in the United Kingdom. Peter has worked for Deloitte and for a global wind and solar developer and independent power producer in the renewables sector since 2006, with a focus on project development, investment and asset management.
Mr. Pat Frampton is the Owner of Patton Engineering and has extensive experience in renewables and energy storage. For 13 years he consulted to Eskom Research, establishing and leading their Energy Storage Project.
To date, he has project managed and commissioned 5 different Energy Storage Projects in South Africa, involving 3 different technologies.
His company was instrumental in the development of a Large Scale Energy Storage Pilot and Demonstration Facility for Eskom at its Rosherville Research Centre, including managing the installation, commissioning and integration of the various battery energy storage systems, as well as conducting the testing of these units on behalf of Eskom.
Mr. Frampton has also lectured at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) on energy storage and renewable energy, as well as acting as an external examiner for the postgraduate theses in energy studies. These studies cover a wide range of energy efficiency projects as well as the possible implementation of renewable energy projects at UJ. In addition to Eskom and UJ, he and his company have also consulted to Anglo Gold Ashanti, the University of Western Cape and the South African Department of Science and Technology.
He is also the co-author of numerous reports on energy storage and PV and wind generation, both in his own name and on behalf of Eskom. He has been a regular presenter at EESAT, the International Energy Storage Association’s annual conference, in the United States of America, over the last 20 years.