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 –  Duane Morris LLP Patrick Morand, 202-776-7874 plmorand@duanemorris.com
    Practice includes energy regulatory law and renewable energy development. He counsels energy clients including investor owned utilities, public power authorities, regional transmission organizations, renewable energy developers and financial institutions in a wide range of energy regulatory matters.
  • National –  Eco-NRG llc  – Ron Leonard 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 – 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 – 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
  • National –  Zero Net Energy Alliance  – Richard Schorske (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.
  • 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 – 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
  • MA – Chase Systems LLC – Richard Chase 508 263 0031 rchase@ChaseSystemsllc.com 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.
  •  VA –ThompsonMcMullan Cliona Robb 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.
  • 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.