MICROGRID/RESILIENCY

MICROGRID – RESILIENCY EXPERTS   ……………
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  • National -Ardi Arian Renewable America LLC ardi@renewam.com (408) 663-6647 x701 https://www.renewam.com/ – – -Renewable America LLC is a fully vertically integrated Independent Power Producer (IPP). We have over 2GW of solar power plants operating globally. Our US team is focusing on CCAs that serve their communities with locally generated power. Renewable America LLC Japan Group’s strong financial background enables us to manage projects from early-stage development through commissioning and operation. Our extensive services include site selections, feasibility studies, engineering, construction, and finance.
  • National – Baird Brown eco(n)law LLC   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 – Charles B. Howland;Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle,  LLP; 212-696-8870; chowland@curtis.com NY..
    In 2018 Charlie joined Curtis, Mallet-Prevost to head its Environmental group after a 28 year career at the USEPA.  He advises clients on all aspects of environmental law, including the cleanup and redevelopment of sites, and on ‘grid edge’ energy projects including ‘brightfields.’  He is also General Counsel for Customized Energy Solutions, Ltd., which provides market forecasts, hosted energy market operations platforms, and related advisory services for clients in the wholesale and retail electricity and natural gas markets in the U.S., Canada, India and Japan
  • National – Craig Lewis Clean Coalition –  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 Kevin Daehnke, Center for Strategic Policy Innovation  kdaehnke@centerforstrategicpolicy.org  949-632-2239  Kevin Daehnke is Founder and President of the Center for Strategic Policy Innovation, where he spearheads the Clean Growth IncubatorTM, an Accelerator for the buildout of clean, renewable energy in cities across the country. As an environmental attorney and entrepreneur, Kevin is a strong believer in the value of economic innovation and public-private partnerships to jumpstart equitable economic growth throughout the nation
  • 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 – Moneer Azzam. Beacon Climate Innovations – mazzam@beaconclimate.com  (m) 978-375-2246Beacon Climate Innovations is hybrid consultant and project developer bridging the gap from emerging innovation technologies to the solutions of front line of climate change. With three decades of experience in the renewable and clean tech industry and a solid foundation as a Greentown Labs member Beacon Climate has the tools efficiently and effectively develop climate solutions.
  • National – Ron Kamen  EarthKind Energy  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 – Ron Leonard  Eco-NRG llc  845-431-0655 Woodstock – NY 
    Our ability to access tax equity to allow projects to pencil out has been the method we use to support developers in their efforts to convert the grid to 100% renewable energy. We also design, develop, own and operate distributed generation and energy efficiency projects – primarily photovoltaic (PV), solar heating & cooling (SHC), combined heat & power (CHP), multi-fueled generation (CoGen) and energy storage systems (ESS) from 100KW – 20MW, & micro grids
  • National – Robert Perry – Synergistic Solutions –  818.384.4557 robert.perry108@gmail.com
    Robert Perry serves as the Director of Energy Research for the World Business Academy, a 501(c)(3) think tank focused on the role business in
    solving humanity’s largest challenges. Mr. Perry researches issues underlying energy generation, transmission and distribution, microgrid, and
    storage systems as they relate to development of an integrated distributed energy system capable of operating entirely on renewable energy.
  • National – Richard Schorske  Zero Net Energy Alliance  – (415) 310-2407 richards@znealliance.net  
    Optimizing DER and works with cities and large institutions – energy and transportation . Carbon sequestration and land management . Policies in building sector. DNZ at municipal level EV Alliance EV regional plans and blue prints . Largest Low carbon port in Long Beach Vitual power plants and microgrids. He previously worked with Paul Fenn. 
  • National – Samantha Reifer, Scale Microgrid Solutions 650 793 0921 samantha.reifer@scalemicrogridsolutions.com
    Scale Microgrid Solutions is a vertically integrated microgrid solutions platform capable of engineering, constructing, financing, and operating microgrid solutions for commercial, industrial, and municipal customers. Scale’s innovative service and smart microgrid solutions enables customers to take charge of their energy.
  • 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 – Vu Nguyen, (972) 652 – 0428 vnguyen@tnsk.com Vu provides renewable energy and utility advisory services leveraging his experience in commodity trading, risk management, tariff and policy analysis, product structuring, and origination services. I deliver sustainable outcomes utilizing C&I energy products, carbon offsets, energy efficiency, demand management, and microgrid technologies.
  • AZ – Randy Manion Western Area Power Authority – 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 – Rob Hammon PhD BIRAenergy – – 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 – Rick Brown PhD TerraVerde Energy, LLC   – 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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  • MA – Richard Chase – Chase Systems LLC – 508 263 0031rchase@ChaseSystemsllc.com
    Commissioner of Princeton Municipal Light Department; Renewable Energy Consulting with an expertise is working with Municipal Utilities on policy, siting, procurement, design construction, operations, maintenance of both wind and solar renewable energy projects.
  • MD – Katherine Johnson Johnson Consulting Group – 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
  • MD – Norman Lutkefedder, SEED Fund Inc. 510 305 9120 Annapolis MD nlutkefedder@aol.com
    I have developed policies and programs for National and International solar and renewable energy. Currently involved in International renewable energy planning and development including village electrification. National interest lies with solar energy on landfill.
  • VA – Cliona Robb-ThompsonMcMullan 804.799.4128 
    crobb@t-mlaw.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.
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