Paul Curran Managing Director BQ Energy
Paul Curran is the Managing Director of BQ Energy, a wind development company based in the Hudson Valley. BQ Energy developed the 20 Megawatt Steel Winds wind farm in Lackawanna, NY, which started up in June of 2006. Prior to founding BQ Energy in 2003, Paul worked for Texaco for 24 years, most recently as its Director of European Commercialization. Under his direction, Texaco developed several clean energy facilities. Of note, Mr. Curran directed the Texaco team's development work for the 24 megawatt (MW) Nerefco Wind Farm now operating in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. This was the world's first large scale wind farm located inside of an operating industrial complex. Mr. Curran has lived and worked in the United States, The Netherlands, and France. He has managed multinational project teams and served on the Board of Directors of joint ventures for new clean energy businesses. Mr. Curran has a degree in mechanical engineering from Columbia University in New York and an MBA from Marist College in Poughkeepsie NY. He is a registered Professional Engineer in New York State.