Cost Engineer, OutSmart
Daria Malyutina is a Cost Engineer at OutSmart Independent Wind Asset Experts. She works as a bridge between engineers, financial managers and asset owners, mainly in offshore wind. Along with solar power, wind power is one of the keys to reducing our reliance on fossil fuels. Unlike solar panels which can be installed on rooftops, wind power is most useful for large scale projects. One of Daria Malyutina’s current projects is a macro-economic analysis of risks and internal regulations in order to better predict electricity prices.
Daria was born in Rostov-on-Don, a large industrial city in southern Russia where “neither ecology, nor renewable energy was ever an issue. The only thing that mattered was profit,” she says. “I came to understand the role money plays in decision-making, so I studied both finance and ecology to help make the world a better place. I want to make green renewable energy projects as attractive for investors as possible.”
Daria hopes to use her experience working in the European energy sector to support the energy projects in developing countries. “In many countries where the need for electricity is high, investors don’t do business because of low returns on investment,” says Daria, “and even more often because of high political risks.” Daria sees a lack of knowledge and qualified energy professionals in these markets as a significant barrier. “We have to improve communication between technical experts, financial managers and business owners in order to develop robust, sustainable energy projects.”