HOUSTON, Texas — David Daley has joined Burns & McDonnell as leader of a new group in Houston focusing on development of power generation projects. Daley has an extensive 20-year resume of developing and optimizing merchant and cogeneration power facilities and negotiating power agreements with utilities and large power users. With Burns & McDonnell, he will lead efforts to support utilities and private power owners with a full scope of engineering design, procurement and construction services for new generation and existing plant retrofit projects.
Previously, Daley was senior vice president, operations and development at Perennial Power Holdings. There he led efforts to develop and grow a portfolio of power generation assets providing electricity, steam and process water to utilities, refineries and other industrial clients. Daley’s team worked on both development of new projects and acquiring existing power facilities and provided a range of technical and commercial support in development of a global power portfolio. Daley also has experience at BP Alternative Energy, Chevron and Texaco. He began his career with GHG/Lockheed as an engineer on the space shuttle program at the NASA Johnson Space Center.“We are very excited to have Dave join our team,” said Rick Halil, senior vice president of Burns & McDonnell’s Energy Division. “We’ve known and worked with Dave as a client for many years and his perspective as a developer, owner and operator will be invaluable as we work to better serve our clients as they adjust to the rapidly transforming power industry.”
Daley earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering and MBA degree from the University of Houston.
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