Mark Schneider is an experienced Clean Energy investor and advisor and Power Engineer, having participated directly in the project development and funding of some of Australia’s largest renewable energy generation projects.
In 2013 Mark established Megawatt Capital as a specialist consultant to the clean energy industry.
Mark has also undertaken principal investment in renewable energy projects. Mark held a minority stake in the Hornsdale Wind Farm through Megawatt Capital Investments. Hornsdale Wind Farm was awarded a 20-year ACT Government feed-in contract for a total of 309MW of wind energy built in three stages from 2014 to 2017. The Megawatt Capital Investments share of the project was sold at the respective financial closes to John Laing Infrastructure.
Mark played a role in the design of the National Electricity Market and the instruments for trading power and he was a long-time member of the Participant Advisory Committee to the Board of NEMMCO, the National Electricity Market Management Company, the fore-runner to AEMO.
In 2016 Mark joined with Davin Berelowitz to establish TEC-C Investments Pty Limited, a company that will develop and operate renewable energy generation projects to power off-grid mines and remote communities.
For 11 years, Mark led Investec Bank’s Australian Power Investment business, a leading part of the firm’s international Project and Infrastructure Finance practice. Under Mark’s leadership, the Investec team completed the development of the 200MW Collgar Wind Farm in Western Australia in 2010.
Prior to joining Investec, Mark acted as the Global Merchant Power specialist in the Project Finance team of the National Australia Bank. Before turning to Project Finance, Mark established and led a successful proprietary electricity trading desk for Societe Générale.
Mark holds an honours degree in Electrical Engineering as well as a Bachelor of Science with majors in Pure Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Sydney. He also holds a Post-graduate Diploma in Financial Markets from the Securities Institute of Australia.