GRID/DER/UTILITIES

MICROGRIDS – DISTRIBUTED ENERGY RESOURCES – UTILITIES EXPERTS   ……………
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  • National –   Advisian  Steven Schwartz 317.652.7488  sschwartz@Advisian.com  Steve is the Practice Lead for Advisian supporting the Distributed Energy Resources (DERs), Microgrids, and Energy Storage markets.  Advisian the advisory arm of WorleyParsons, a $5B revenue global leader in delivering engineering services with a long list of clients, and strategic technology partners, encompassing electric utilities, municipalities, independent power producers (IPPs), developers, equipment/product vendors, and financial institutions.
  • National – Clean Coalition – John Bernhardt 703.963.8750 john@clean-coalition.org
    The Clean Coalition works directly with utilities, municipalities, and policymakers to identify and deploy cost-effective local renewable energy. Leveraging our technical, policy, and project development expertise, we seek to accelerate the transition to renewable energy and a modern grid. We conduct renewable energy siting surveys, design procurement and interconnection processes, drive policy innovation, and establish Community Microgrids. Learn more at www.clean-coalition.org
  • National – Drinker Biddle and Reath, LLP Baird Brown baird@dbr.com (215) 988-3338
    Baird is of counsel in Drinker Biddle’s Environment and Energy Practice Group. His practice includes the development and financing of energy and sustainable infrastructure projects and advice on the regulatory and policy issues affecting such projects. He is counsel to the Microgrid Resources Coalition, and represents state and local sustainability agencies charged with promoting renewable energy, energy efficiency and green infrastructure. He has worked extensively on public/private partnerships and privatization of public services.
  • National –  EarthKind Energy  Ron Kamen 845.266.3723  ron@earthkindenergy.com  NY
    EarthKind works at the intersection of Clean Power Projects, Programs & Policy. For more than 30 years, Ron Kamen and his companies,  EarthKind Energy & Starphire New Energy Technologies  (now EarthKind Energy, a dba of Starphire. Net, Inc)  have provided public and private businesses,  government agencies, authorities and non-profit institutions with innovative solutions to complex energy challenges. We apply our knowledge of clean energy policy to empower clients  with self-financing clean technology projects & programs  that harness the incredible forces of nature to build financial wealth— while benefitting the environment & community.
  • National – Future Energy Development LLC – Linda Shaw  585-546-8430  lshaw@futureenergydev.com  – Turning brownfields into community energy/ combined heat and power is Linda’s specialty. This includes the legal upfront pre-development work such as handling zoning issues and permits as well as leveraging grant money and/or tax credits to finance the projects. 
  • National – Larisa Dobriansky – General MicroGrids 703 989 7639  larisa.dobriansky@gmail.com  As Chief Business and Regulatory Innovations Officer at General MicroGrids, Larisa Dobriansky helps shape utility regulatory reform, power market design and financing mechanisms to capture the value of advanced microgrid capabilities, that manage and optimize distributed energy resources, to deliver “integrated energy solutions” to power systems and communities; expand “energy-sharing” parameters of energy networks/infrastructure; and foster transactive energy markets. 
  • National – Shalom Flank,  Microgrid Architect – 202.797.8820  Shalom.Flank@MicrogridArchitect.com Dr. Flank became the nation’s first “microgrid architect” over a decade ago, and continues to design and develop MW-scale microgrid projects in the U.S. Northeast and beyond.  He is also active in the policy, regulatory, and financial innovations needed to propel such projects to success.
  • National –  PACE Equity Kevin Moyer, 419.720.1102  kmoyer@pace-equity.com
    Kevin Moyer, Chief Investment Officer for PACE Equity, brings 20+ years of structured and public finance experience in energy efficiency, alternative energy, real estate and power generation.  PACE Equity provides development, financing, engineering, and implementation services to commercial property owners and developers for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in selected states nationally using Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) to support community sustainability
  • AZ – Western Area Power Authority – Randy Manion 602.605.2628 WAPA facilitates the expansion and development of renewable energy technologies across a 15 state territory with Preference Customers including co-ops, munis, Indian tribes, irrigation districts and others.
  • CA – BIRAenergy – Rob Hammon PHD- 209.482.1363 – rob@biraenergy.com
     Leading the residential market to reduce emissions, reverse climate change, and improve business practices by integrating existing and emerging efficiency, renewable and storage technologies into homes and communities.
  • CA – Integrated Resources Network Gerald Braun gbraun@iresn.org
    Providing local integrated energy analysis for communities. A growing community of pragmatic innovators working for a smart clean energy future. TIP: Municipalities should take a look at coordinating the local integration of all aspects of energy
  • CA Redwood Coast Energy Authority  Matthew Marshall  707.269.1700 mmarshall@redwoodenergy.org The Redwood Coast Energy Authority (RCEA) is a local government joint  powers agency of the County of Humboldt, the Cities of Arcata, Blue Lake, Eureka, Ferndale, Fortuna, Rio Dell, Trinidad and the Humboldt  Bay Municipal Water District. Formed in 2003, RCEA’s mission is to develop and implement sustainable energy initiatives that reduce energy  demand, increase energy efficiency, and advance the use of clean, efficient and renewable resources available in the region. RCEA offers a  range of energy related services to Humboldt County local governments, businesses, and residents in the community
  • MD – Johnson Consulting Group – Katherine Johnson 301.461.4865 kjohnson@johnsonconsults.com Johnson Consulting Group is a woman-owned strategic consulting firm. Our firm has also worked closely with program administrators in designing and evaluating innovative energy efficiency programs such as on-the-bill financing programs promoting whole-house energy efficiency improvements. TIP Begin with the end in mind, Evaluation is critical to program success
  • VA – Christian & Barton LLC Cliona Robb 804 697 4140 crobb@cblaw.com – Provide advice to municipal governments and other large retail users on energy matters including negotiations with investor owned utilities, electric co-operatives, and municipal utilities. Expertise includes rate negotiations, lobbying, and other matters adverse to incumbent utilities.
  • VA –Secure Futures – Tony Smith CEO 877-333-3008 tony@securefutures.us
    Secure Futures designs, develops, finances, owns and operates distributed solar photovoltaic (PV) solutions with tax-exempt entities to enhance their sustainability goals and to reduce electricity costs below grid parity – without any capital expenditure.. Our systems protect against future electricity price increases through 20 year solar service agreements. We pass along tax savings to our tax-exempt customers and also provide our customers with opportunities to purchase the systems at fair market values after the depreciation period. We specify American-made products and seek to source labor and professional services locally.. TIP Webinar . Unique Municipal Solar Financing Model & Financing Comparisons.