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  • 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 – Craig Lewis Clean Coalition 650.796.2353  craig@clean-coalition.org
    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 Steven Schwartz –  Advisian  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 – 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 –  David Duperrault, Attorney 408-888-9440 david.duperrault@gmail.com –
    David Duperrault, specializes in energy law and policy with a focus on climate change and clean energy strategies. His interests include public utilities regulation, renewable energy, community choice aggregation, distributed energy and microgrids, energy efficiency, energy storage, de-carbonizing the transportation sector, biogas digesters, and policies to mitigate and adapt to climate change. Formerly, he was with the California Public Utilities Commission,Energy Division where he oversaw Community Choice Aggregators (CCAs) and the migration of millions of customers from investor-owned utilities to CCAs. 
  • National – Gerry Braun Integrated Resources Network  gbraun@iresn.org
    Gerry is an energy technology generalist with a 360 degree view of current and emerging energy supply options.  Based on decades of energy R&D and commercial leadership, he advises on technical and economic issues of local energy integration, collaboration and planning. 
  • National – Haskell Werlin & Steven Strong – Solar Design Associates Harvard MA – 978-456-6855  hwerlin@solardesign.com sjstrong@solardesign.com VT-Solar Design Associates, Inc offers engineering and design services that creatively integrate renewable energy systems into buildings and utility infrastructure in New England, nationwide, and around the world. As solar and engineering professionals we support utilities, solar developers, academic institutions, and non-profit organizations with complete solar electric, solar thermal, and wind energy systems. Our pioneering work in zero net energy buildings and building integration of solar electric systems (BIPV) keeps us on the forefront of progress towards our renewable energy future..
  • National – Kevin Moyer   PACE Equity  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 – 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 – Lynn Arthur, Peak Power LI 631-871-8877 lynna27@gmail.com.com  PeakPower LI works with municipalities to develop programs that align with the Municipal Sustainability Plan, including policies and building code. We collaborate with municipal staff executing programs that educate and stimulate constituents to lower their carbon footprint. Recently our marketing campaign successfully harnessed public pressure to motivate an inflection point resulting in regulatory change to enable CCA on Long Island
  • National – Patrick Morand  Duane Morris LLP 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 – 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 – 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
  • 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.
  • CA – Rick Brown 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.
  • CO – Dick White PhD Enduring Green Globe Consulting – 970-903-7293 – rwhite@gobrainstorm.net  
    The goal of Enduring Green Globe Consulting is to work primarily with state and local governments and potentially with businesses to safely incubatea sustainable future.
  • 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 – Tony Smith Secure Futures – Tony Smith CEO 877-333-3008 tony@securefutures.us SOLAR
    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. 
  • 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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