Adenike Thompson

Nike is the Director, Engineering at ConnectGen. She manages the development and design of battery storage, wind and solar projects at ConnectGen.

Prior to joining ConnectGen, Nike worked for Mott MacDonald as a senior specialist in the power team and worked on renewable energy projects internationally from early pre-feasibility stages all the way to operational stages.  She managed several engineering design projects (wind, solar and battery storage), interconnection projects, desktop feasibility studies, pre-financial and acquisition due diligence studies (including construction monitoring and operations monitoring) and was responsible for leading efforts on the wind resource and energy yield assessment of wind farms, wind farm layout optimization and shadow flicker and noise assessments.

Nike worked as a Senior Project Manager at Atmos Consulting Ltd where she managed environmental impact assessments (EIAs) for wind, solar and biomass plants, preparation of scoping and screening reports, meteorological mast applications as well as wind farm constraints mapping and site design.

During her time at Jacobs (formerly Sinclair Knight Merz -SKM), Nike worked as a Wind Power Engineer with a focus on feasibility studies, wind data analysis and resource modelling, energy yield analysis for wind farms and operational reviews of existing wind farms.

Nike holds a Master’s degree from Loughborough University in Renewable Energy and a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering.

She is also certified Project Manager (PMP) with the Project Management Institute (PMI).

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