About Renewable Energy Partners (REP)

Our integrated approach and long-term commitment to project development make REP a dynamic force in the renewable energy industry.

Our projects

REP brings together a team of highly motivated professionals to originate and develop large-scale renewable energy projects in Australia. You may have seen our project brands Yellow Solar, White Wind and Blue Hydro.

Our three largest projects are the 250MW Western Downs Solar Farm, the 500MW Wambo Wind Farm being co-developed with Cubico Sustainable Investments, and the 1GW+/7GWhr+ Bowen Renewable Energy Hub - Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Scheme.

We also have a number of other renewable energy projects totalling over 400MW of generation in the early stages of development.

Our process

For both the 250MW Western Downs Solar Farm and the 500MW Wambo Wind Farm projects, REP:

  • identified the project location
  • performed a high level resource, constraints and financial assessment
  • identified and commenced a grid connection
  • secured the land
  • identified and secured funding partners, and
  • progressed the development through early stage approvals.

We continue to provide project management and other services to these projects throughout their development.

Our services


Identification of locations for renewable energy projects which have favourable resource, grid connections, approval pathways, minimal environmental and stakeholder impacts, and favourable financial metrics.

Development Management

Management of project development through to EPC. This includes management of design, approvals, and connections.

Project Financing

Sourcing of early stage development funding and PPAs

Our team

REP’s team has over 80 years of experience in the development of resource, energy and infrastructure projects from origination through concept, pre-feasibility, feasibility, FID, construction, operation and closure.

Our team is skilled in a range of fields, including: project management, engineering design, environmental studies, community and stakeholder relations, business analysis, and commercial, regulatory and legal processes.

1. Management

Luke McDonald
Managing Director and CEO

For nearly 20 years, Luke has advised both the public and private sector on the legal and commercial aspects of major infrastructure and resource projects. Most recently, Luke established Renewable Energy Partners, with a particular focus on the development of large scale renewable energy projects. Luke was previously a partner of a leading Australian law firm.

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Sebastian Burgman

Sebastian is a Corporate Development professional with over 20 years’ experience, specialising in preparing for, structuring and executing corporate transactions across professional services, infrastructure, energy and resource industries.

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Marco Stacke-Silva
GM Projects & Connections

Marco is an electrical engineer with an MBA and 20-years’ experience in the renewable energy industry across Australia, Brazil, Chile, Germany, and Indonesia. Marco specialises in developing and building wind, solar, hydro, and geothermal projects and has previously worked for ABB, Pacific Hydro, and Freeport McMoRan.

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Matt Buchanan
GM Environment & Community

Matt is an environmental scientist and community engagement expert with more than twenty years experience in the mining and energy industries. He is also a rural landholder with commercial interests in the horticulture sector. At Renewable Energy Partners, he is responsible for land access, community engagement and obtaining statutory approvals for projects.

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David Muir
GM Development

David is a mechanical engineer with an MBA and over 20 years experience across multiple industries developing and delivering complex projects. For the past 10 years, David has been focussed in the renewable energy space and has delivered some of the largest solar programs in the country. David brings a unique mix of both the economic analytics of a project combined with the practical considerations of actual delivery.

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2. Advisory Panel

Paul Laxon OAM

Paul has over 29 years’ experience in advising public and private sector clients across the infrastructure, asset management and energy/utilities industries. Most recently Paul spent 16 years at EY, finishing his time there as Queensland Managing Partner. Paul departed EY in 2018 and is now the Chairman of registered charity Hear and Say.

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Neil Evans

Neil has over 40 years’ experience in the delivery of large infrastructure projects from up front inception, design, construction and due diligence for potential acquisitions. Neil has sat on numerous Project Boards and Leadership Teams and fulfilled the role of Project Director for major projects around Australia.

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Shane O'Kane

Shane has over 30 years experience in structured financing transactions across a range of industry sectors. He specialises in bespoke solutions for transactions that involve multiple stakeholders. He has experience with emerging innovations and research organisations, and in the property, agricultural and renewable energy sectors.

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