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National – Baird Brown eco(n)law LLC
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; 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 – Corey Ramsden Solar United Neighbors
Solar United Neighbors is a national organization dedicated to representing the needs and interests of solar owners and clean energy supporters. We’re a community of people building a new energy system with rooftop solar at the cornerstone. We help people go solar, join together, and fight for their energy rights.
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 – Jeff Hintzke Clean Focus
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 – Larisa Dobriansky – General MicroGrids
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
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 –
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 – Shalom Flank, Microgrid Architect –
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,
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 – Evan Hughes, Consultant, Biomass Energy and Geothermal Energy
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 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 – Rinaldo Veseliza AIA, LEED AP, DBIA Environmental Architect,
Rinaldo Veseliza is focused on development and retrofit for Sustainable Communities, facilities and neighborhoods using Renewable Energy, Energy Storage, and Microgrids. Rinaldo graduated from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture and Planning and was developing energy efficient communities on self-sustaining campuses, new towns and airports in the Middle East and the US. He is currently renovating schools.
VA – Cliona Robb ThompsonMcMullan
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.