McCarthy Expands with the Addition of Virginia Brown as Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. is excited to welcome Virginia Brown as Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) and Vegetation senior manager for the Renewable Energy & Storage Group. Brown is an environmental soil scientist with a background in the construction industry. She is supporting McCarthy’s Renewable Energy & Storage Group by analyzing utility-scale projects on an environmental level for potential risk from a revegetation standpoint, in addition to impacts on nearby natural resources. Through Brown’s early engagement in the project lifecycle, she will be proactively helping to alleviate potential environmental/soil-related issues and creating a plan for a long-term sustainable system.
Brown serves McCarthy’s utility-scale solar and renewable energy clients throughout the country using the USDA-NRCS (United States Department of Agriculture National Resources Conservation Service) database and aerial desktop information to analyze each project site. She is able to deliver a thorough analysis of how to best to cultivate the area by referencing natural resource datasets and site-specific information. Prior to her work in the renewable energy sector, Brown worked in the oil and gas construction industry for many years. Brown received a master’s degree in Soil Science from North Carolina State University.
“Virginia’s experience and dedication to ensuring environmental stability through conscientiously constructing and re-vegetating solar sites brings our clients the advantage of not only saving time and costs on renewable energy projects through proactive planning, but she is merging ecology and solar to work more efficiently together,” said Scott Canada, executive vice president of McCarthy’s Renewable Energy & Storage Group. “We are in the business of creating clean energy, as are our clients, and when we are able to push projects further to be even more sustainable and environmentally friendly, everyone benefits.”
Since 2010, McCarthy’s Renewable Energy & Storage Group has completed more than 50 utility-scale clean energy projects in communities across the country, delivering a combined capacity of more than 4.9 Gigawatts (GW) of clean energy production and over 340 MW/770MWh of energy storage. Nationally, McCarthy provides EPC services on utility-scale solar projects for private solar developers and utilities, helping them deliver cost-effective clean energy to the communities they serve.