An experienced geologist and energy executive, David Lawrence was the executive vice president exploration and commercial with Shell until 2013. As part of his duties, David Lawrence guided aspects ranging from new business development to Shell’s wind energy division WindEnergy, Inc.
Founded in 2001, WindEnergy is engaged in eight projects across the United States and one in Europe. Together, its wind farms have more than 700 turbines that produce enough energy to power over 100,000 households. Its European farm, Egmond aan Zee, is located in the North Sea between Great Britain and the continent. Building on its previous experience in offshore energy production, Shell has designed the 36 turbines to last 20 years.
Domestically, some of the company’s largest operations are centered in Texas. With almost 250 wind turbines, the Brazos and White Deer wind farms produce a cumulative 240 megawatts of power for about 72,000 households and are co-owned with Mitsui Wind and Entergy, respectively. The company’s other operations are located in California, Colorado, Iowa, West Virginia, and Wyoming.
Utilizing decades of experience as a geologist and business leader, David Lawrence formerly held the position of executive vice president with Shell Upstream Americas in Houston with responsibilities including exploration.