RENEWABLE ENERGY

RENEWABLE ENERGY
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  • National – Craig Lewis Clean Coalition – 
    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 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 – 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 – Jeff Hintzke Clean Focus jeff.hintzke@cleanfocus.us  408 419 4708
    Our group of companies originates, develops, finances, constructs, owns, and operates renewable energy projects in the United States and China. Clean Focus Yield owns and operates renewable energy projects that ensure stable cash flows and attractive dividends for investors.
  • 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 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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.
  • CA  – Evan Hughes, Consultant, Biomass Energy and Geothermal Energy  650-796-6301 evanhughes@alumni.caltech.edu
    Technical and economic calculations on biomass power, biomass-based fuels (gaseous and liquid), zero waste, zero fossil carbon, geothermal energy, and comparisons among all renewable energy sources. The primary zero-waste technology investigated by Dr. Hughes is based on recovery of high-value lignin and cellulose, separately, from woody and other municipal or forest wastes and converting the liquid remaining into bio-methane or bio-CNG in a closed-loop integrated system.  The zero-fossil-carbon technology is one that avoids using air in oxidizing gaseous fuel – i.e., natural gas or biogas – with the result being easy capture of the carbon dioxide out of the H2O/CO2 exhaust gas stream, thereby enabling near-zero fossil carbon emission, and, for biogas fuel, net negative fossil carbon emission because the carbon in biogas comes out of the atmosphere via photosynthesis
  • CA – John Walter –  Repower Yolo  (530) 564-4537 john@repowered.us SOLAR
    Repower is a community-focused solar program that leverages the power of group purchasing to make it affordable and simple for homeowners and business owners to go solar. Based in Yolo County, California, we’ve created a replicable, community-centered model that will be expanded to other counties and states. What makes the Repower Solar Program so vibrant is that giving back to the community is an essential component of the model. Community partnerships and contributions fuel Repower and increase sustainable living awareness
  • 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.
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  • 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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