Robert Putter

Senior Associate

Robert Putter joined Renewable Power Capital at the beginning of 2021. He is responsible the origination, acquisition and asset management of renewable power projects across Europe. Prior to joining RPC, Robert spent four years at Augusta & Co, a leading financial advisory firm to the renewable energy industry. Whilst at Augusta, Robert covered the full suite of renewable energy technologies, including onshore and offshore wind, solar and energy storage projects. He advised on transactions with value in excess of €3bn across the UK, Ireland, Germany, Netherlands and the Nordics, including contributing to the successful closing of over 1.5GW of sell-side transactions.

Robert holds an M.A. (Hons) degree in Philosophy and Economics from the University of Edinburgh.

What’s your role at RPC?

I’m part of the Investment Team here at RPC. This means I’m responsible for finding new investment opportunities, analysing them and ultimately executing the transactions should we decide to pursue one.

What’s a typical working day for you?

There is a lot of variation day-to-day as each investment has its own differences and complexities. Part of my role is analysis, reviewing opportunities and evaluating their possible range of returns. I’ll then present this to the wider team where we’ll make collective decisions whether or not to pursue.  

Once we decide to pursue an opportunity, the focus shifts to execution, managing advisers, negotiating transaction documents and trying to reach a successful conclusion as efficiently as possible.

What have you found during your time at RPC?

It’s great to be surrounded by such high-performing colleagues. RPC is an environment which encourages people to raise their own opinions in the interest of academic integrity.

I think that working within that type of culture is ultimately what enables us to make better investment decisions and helps us achieve our goals.

What’s your proudest career moment?

I’m very proud of what RPC has achieved to date. Having joined when we were a team of 8 people, all “working from home” during the pandemic, to being over 50 people across multiple offices and having closed numerous successful transactions is extremely exciting to be a part of!

What do you do in your spare time?

I enjoy watching live music and sporting events. Spending time with friends and family is also important to me.

Where’s your favourite place in Europe?

I love the south of Spain and the Balearic Islands. Great food, very relaxing and it’s hard to beat that late afternoon sun! 

What’s your favourite clean technology and why?

The key to a sustainable future is having a diverse mix of renewable technologies! However, the evolving energy storage market is particularly exciting as it potentially holds the key to solving the problem that arises from asynchronous and intermittent renewable technologies as we continue to try to move away from thermal generation.