As a civil engineer with a passion for sustainable energy, Bouke Vogelaar devotes his energy in projects to both the communicative aspect of reports and the more technical aspects of the work at hand. As a result, performing the calculations himself and formulating their results in an accessible fashion are at the heart of his working method. Bouke possesses expertise on multiple environmental aspects including acoustics, shadow flicker, external safety, visualisations and energy yield.
At Pondera, Bouke is primarily tasked with conducting technical studies as part of the spatial procedures and permitting for wind energy projects. In these efforts the ability to communicate complex calculations and their results to others in a clear and understandable fashion is an invaluable asset. Part of his expertise involves making data available to others via interactive charts or websites. Bouke is connected to many projects, in which he plays both specialist and supporting roles within the organisation.
His core qualities lie in the area of analysing complex situations, conducting calculations and formulating and displaying information in an easy-to-understand fashion in the context of technical reports. His strengths include presenting and describing the results if technical studies in a clear and comprehensible manner, in order to facilitate environmental impact reports, obtain permits or communicate effectively with third parties. Bouke specializes in acoustics, shadow flicker, external safety and visualisations.
Bouke does not just work on technical issues. He is also part of several development projects, that find ways to analyse or evaluate complex problems. These include, for example, a new calculation model for assessing flicker shadow nuisance, developing an acoustic model for the demonstration of wind turbine sound, adding 3D models to a 360 degree sphere photo, or the development of new calculation and measuring rules for wind turbines’ external safety. This means Bouke is active in the latest developments in the field of environmental analysis and wind energy.
Education, training and previous employers
After completing the Civil Engineering programma at the University of Twente, Bouke graduated with a Master’s in Environmental and Resource Management form the VU (Vrije Universiteit) in Amsterdam. He started his employment at Pondera in August 2012.