GRID/DER/UTILITIES

MICROGRIDS – DISTRIBUTED ENERGY RESOURCES – UTILITIES EXPERTS   ……………
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  • National – Clean Coalition – Craig Lewis craig@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 – eco(n)law LLC  – Baird Brown baird@eco-n-law.net M 267.231.2310 
    Baird’s 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 – Empowered Energy  – Lori Schell    LSchell@EmpoweredEnergy.com  (970) 247-8181  Empowered Energy provides economic, market, and policy analysis for renewables, natural gas, power, and emissions.  Independent, quantitative analysis has demonstrated the relative economics of emerging technologies such as power-to-gas, energy storage, hydrogen fueling, fuel cells, and solar photovoltaics/thermal generation.  Dr. Schell is a certified Energy Risk Professional and has served as an expert witness in numerous natural gas contract disputes, for both plaintiffs and defendants. She is also a Senior Fellow and Past President, U.S. Association for Energy Economics.
  • 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 Microgrid Energy LLC Gene Okun 714.916.7975 gene@microgridenergy.biz
    Design, optimize and help operate microgrids with a focus on operational savings with the use of energy storage, renewable energy and demand savings 
  • CA The Neworld.energy Team – Paul Donahue, Neworld Energy 949-400-6393  paul@neworld.energy
    Extraordinary opportunities exist today to achieve significant bottom-line and environmental results from cutting edge Renewable Microgrids. Neworld specializes in engineering the right mix of technologies and operations to capture this value. The Neworld Team has decades of experience designing and operating sustainable energy Microgrids that reliably power critical facilities and operations for Fortune 100 commercial companies, universities, utilities, US DOE, California Public Utility Commission, and the California Energy Commission. We have won seven essential US and International patents for the innovative use of existing energy technologies and systems that ensure measurable differences in energy optimization and sustainability.
     
  • 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
  • CA – TerraVerde Renewable Partners, LLC Rick Brown PhD– rick.brown@tvrpllc.com 707.953.2885
    TerraVerde is an independent energy advisor representing school districts, public agencies, CCAs and commercial enterprises. We help clients reduce energy use and costs by planning, designing and implementing energy conservation measures, solar energy systems, energy storage, Microgrid and other DER solutions.Our Asset Management Services ensure renewable energy assets are maintained to provide optimum performance and maximum cost savings.
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  • 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
  • NY – MicroGrid Investments L.P. Monty Bannerman, 646-402-5076   mbannerman@mgilp.com 
    MicroGrid Investments L.P. is in the business of acquiring, financing and developing high value renewable energy sites and projects into advanced distributed microgrid networks. We are intensely familiar with the dense urban markets of New York where electrical demand and prices are high, grid congestion is a problem and siting of traditional generation facilities is no longer practical due to environmental, political and economic factors. Our networks of energy generation and storage nodes deliver cost competitive, resilient renewable energy to New York public utilities, municipalities and large commercial customers who are required to meet state regulatory mandates to source 50 percent of all electricity from renewable sources by 2030. New York is a US leader in renewable energy and has established market and  regulatory reforms and incentives which strongly support the adoption of distributed microgrids comprised of fuel cells, solar and energy storage technologies. Understanding where these technologies can deliver the greatest value to utility networks and customers in this complex market is core to the value we create for our energy purchasers and investors.
  • 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.