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Use this interactive map to meet the participants of the Islanded Grid Resource Center.

Bob Seitz

Bob Seitz

Bob Seitz

People | Pacific Ocean | United States

Bob works with Artech Engineering and the IEEE Alaska Section. He has been working on regular power systems on the North Slope Alaska for the past 35 years and is trying to apply Electrical Engineering practice and principles to renewable systems of all types including Grid Tie, Off Grid, Wind, Wind Diesel, Energy Storage, and Ocean Energy for remote areas.

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Mark Glick

Mark Glick

Mark Glick

People | South West | United States

Mark Glick is Administrator of the Hawaii State Energy Office, a post he has held since October of 2011.   As Administrator, Glick leads Hawaii’s internationally regarded clean energy transformation and innovation efforts.  Some highlights of his tenure include passage of the nation’s first 100 percent renewable portfolio standard (RPS), exceeding Hawaii’s interim 2015 targets for Hawaii’s RPS and energy efficiency

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Karl Knight

Karl Knight

Karl Knight

People | South East | United States

Karl Knight was the Director of the Virgin Islands Energy Office for almost 4 years. He managed and advised the governor on energy policy development and implementation. He had an annual budget of $1,500,000 to initiate and run the State Energy Program and Weatherization Assistance Program. Prior, he was a Policy Advisor for the governor. Here, he coordinated implementation of

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Leon Roose

Leon Roose

Leon Roose

People | Pacific Ocean | United States

Leon Roose is a faculty specialist at Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, where he spearheaded the formation of Grid System Technologies Advanced Research Team (GridSTART), an HNEI research team focused on the integration and analysis of energy technologies and power systems, including smart grid and micro grid applications. He was with the Hawaiian Electric Company for 19 years previously, serving in

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Jennifer Jenkins

Jennifer Jenkins

Jennifer Jenkins

People | South West | United States

Jennifer Jenkins is the Executive Director of the Distributed Wind Energy Association (DWEA).  She has over ten years experience in the wind industry including her tenure at Southwest Windpower in their Government Affairs department. In this role, she was an integral part of the team that successfully sought passage of the federal 30% tax credit for small wind systems. In

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John Warren

John Warren

John Warren

People | North West | United States

John Warren is the Director of Engineering Services with Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC). Engineering Services provides planning, design and construction services for over $50,000,000 of sanitation infrastructure projects annually, which have included an average of 10 water treatment facility designs over the last ten years. Warren has over 27 years of engineering experience throughout all regions of Alaska.

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Ernie Weiss

Ernie Weiss

Ernie Weiss

People | North West | United States

Ernie Weiss is the Natural Resources Director at the Aleutians East Borough. He is responsible for maximizing benefits to the borough and its residents from the presence, development, use and renewal of natural resource within and affecting the Borough. Weiss is also the current chair of the Advisory Panel to the North Pacific Fishery Management Council. Prior, he was the

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Charles Newcomb

Charles Newcomb

Charles Newcomb

People | South West | United States

Charles Newcomb is the Director of Technical Strategy for Endurance Wind Power. He is an internationally recognized engineering expert in distributed wind energy systems. Newcomb’s experience in advancing renewable energy technologies was developed over more than a decade spent at the Department of Energy’s National Wind Technology Center. At NREL, Newcomb managed the Department of Energy’s Wind for Schools Program

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Tim Weis

Tim Weis

Tim Weis

People | Canada

Dr. Tim Weis is a professional engineer and the Alberta Regional Director at the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) where he works on public policy, research and advocacy activities for Alberta’s wind energy industry. Weis has worked for over a decade in renewable energy technical research and policy design. He has written numerous publications on technical and policy issues facing renewable

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Christopher Sauer

Christopher Sauer

Christopher Sauer

People | United States

Christopher Sauer was one of the founders of Ocean Renewable Power Company and is now the President & CEO. He oversees day-to-day operations, technology and project development, fundraising, business strategy development and implementation and recruitment of new staff. Before becoming President & CEO, Sauer was the Chief Technology Officer at ORPC from 2004-2006. Prior to ORPC, Sauer was a founder,

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Tobias Schwörer

Tobias Schwörer

Tobias Schwörer

People | North West

Tobias Schwörer has been with ISER since earning his M.S. in Resource Management with emphasis in ecological economic from Simon Fraser University, Canada. Schwörer’s research with ISER focused on energy economics, regional economic analysis, and ecological economics. As a consulting economist, Schwörer analyzed the economic significance of Alaska’s oil and gas, mining, and tourism industries. His current work at ISER

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Gregory Price

People | North West

With over 15 years in the wind and renewable energy industries, Gregory Price has worked with both start-ups and incumbent firms in providing executive level sales and marketing management and consultation. Price received his MBA in international management from Portland State University where he is currently a part-time professor in the Graduate School of Business. He has worked with numerous boards

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Trevor Atkinson

Trevor Atkinson

Trevor Atkinson

People | North East

As a Business Development Manager of North Wind 100 community wind projects for Northern Power Systems, Trevor Atkinson has over 25 years experience with wind power and other renewable energy products. Mr. Atkinson has been with Northern Power Systems for the past 20 years, working in various roles including systems engineering, field service, project management and business development. Northern Power Systems is

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Brett Pingree

People | Canada

Brett Pingree is the Vice President Commercial for Endurance Wind Power LLC. He is a seasoned and accomplished international sales executive with over 15 years experience and a strong background in senior sales leadership, market creation, market development, strategy deployment and channel development, product commercialization and business planning. Previously, at Northern Power Systems, Pingree grew the commercial distributed wind business

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Jito Coleman

People | North West

Jito leads the Project Management Organization (also known as Village Power and Renewables Project Group) for TDX Power. He provides critical insight — including product and market expertise, engineering evaluation, design support, and strategic vision — for government and commercial customers who are pursuing renewable-energy business opportunities. He has more than 30 years of experience in the renewable energy industry

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Patrick Willems

People | Europe

Patrick Willems has been an Operations Officer for the International Finance Corporation for the past 6 years. He aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions on a continuous basis by developing a sustainable renewable energy market in Russia. He is always looking at ways for private sector investment. Willems is also a project manager for the Russia Renewable Energy Program where

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Geoffrey Brown

Geoffrey Brown

Geoffrey Brown

People | North West

Geoffrey Brown was named the President of Powin Energy Corporation July 2016. He has over ten years experience in both the technical and commercial side of the renewable and energy storage industry. His efforts have been focused on renewable and energy storage sales to utility and industrial customers in North America. Previously, Brown was the Director of Business Development for

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Michael Bergey

Michael Bergey

Michael Bergey

People | Central

Michael Bergey, co-founder and president of Bergey Wind Power, is a mechanical engineer and an internationally recognized expert in the field of small wind turbines, distributed generation, and rural electrification. He has authored more than 70 technical papers and articles in the field, provided testimony to Congress, and serves as a consultant to numerous government and international agencies. He holds

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Abbas Akhil

Abbas Akhil

Abbas Akhil

People | South West

Abbas Akhil, Principal of Renewable Energy Ventures LLC, has over 25 years experience in the renewable energy industry. Previously, Akhil was a Principal Member of Technical Staff at the Sandia National Laboratories. He worked with US Department of Energy to develop Hawaii’s Clean Energy Initiative. Prior to that, he co-authored the CERTS Microgrid Concept paper describing how microgrids work and

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Rob Bensin

People | North West

Robert Bensin is an Electrical Administrator for Bering Straits Native Corporation. He manages the electrical department and has broad knowledge of the challenges facing islanded grid communities in Alaska. With his dedication to energy efficiency and renewable energy, Bensin has helped implement projects that reduce cost of living and carbon emissions. He has an understanding of solar photovoltaic systems, wind

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Robert Grimm

Robert Grimm

Robert Grimm

People | North West

Robert Grimm has been working for the investor owned Alaska Power & Telephone Co for over 45 years; the last 27 of those years as the Chief Executive Officer. He currently oversees and operates seven hydroelectric projects in Southeast Alaska. Grimm has been expanding the company since he took the position of CEO. Recently, Alaska Power & Telephone Co purchased

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Mac Cosgrove-Davies

Mac Cosgrove-Davies

Mac Cosgrove-Davies

People | North East

Mac is a US National who started with the World Bank in 1992 as a contract employee for the Asia Alternative Energy Unit (ASTAE) focusing on rural and renewable energy in South and East Asia.  He formally joined the Bank in 1999 as a Sr. Energy Specialist.  He worked in the Africa region for nearly ten years, and returned to

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Mark Lambrides

Mark Lambrides

Mark Lambrides

People | North East

Mark Lambrides has been a Senior Energy Specialist at The World Bank for almost 3 years. He has almost 20 years of experience developing and managing sustainable energy projects. Previously, Lambrides worked as the Energy and Climate Change Division Chief for Organization of America States. While the Division Chief, he developed new energy strategies and programs to promote clean energy

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Dana Younger

Dana Younger

Dana Younger

People | North East

Dana Younger has been a Chief Renewable Energy Specialist at Internation Finance Corporation for almost 19 years. He has worked around the world, participating in various renewable energy projects. He has orchestrated over 2,000 MW of wind energy as well as other projects such as hydro, geothermal and biomass. Younger was a key representative on the G8 Renewable Energy Task

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Dennis Meiners

People | North West

Dennis Meiners is the Principle Operating Officer at Intelligent Energy Systems, LLC. IES is committed to providing comprehensive energy solutions for Alaskan communities by implementing sustainable village systems tailored to lowering costs for consumers, increasing income to the utility, and reducing dependency on fossil fuel. IES provides development and integration assistance for wind and other renewables using the latest in

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Ethan Berkowitz

Ethan Berkowitz

Ethan Berkowitz

People | North West

Ethan Berkowitz has most recently been working on the Pilgrim Hot Springs Geothermal Project in Alaska and was instrumental in setting up the public private partnership that is making development possible.  He is currently on leave from his position as Senior Vice President of Strategies 360 to run for Mayor of Anchorage. Berkowitz spent ten years in the state legislature, where

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Tom Marsik

Tom Marsik

Tom Marsik

People | North West

Dr. Tom Marsik is an Assistant Professor of Sustainable Energy for University of Alaska Bristol Bay in Dillingham. He is also an affiliated researcher for Alaska Center for Energy and Power, where he looks into the conversion, distribution and dispersion of energy. Marsik is a member of numerous energy efficiency organizations such as Gov. Bill Walker’s transition team and its

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Steve Drouilhet

Steve Drouilhet

Steve Drouilhet

People | North West

Steve Drouilhet is an internationally recognized expert in renewable energy microgrid design.  Steve is a creative and innovative systems designer, well versed in electrical, mechanical, and controls engineering disciplines.  He holds engineering degrees from Brown University, the Von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, and the University of California at Berkeley.  Demonstrating his versatility, Drouilhet was the only member of his graduating

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Andy Kruse

Andy Kruse

Andy Kruse

People | North West

Andy Kruse is the Vice President for Business Development for HOMER Energy. Kruse has been in the energy industry for almost 30 years. He co-founded a tech company and spent 10 years developing the company. He moved on to Southwest Windpower that manufactures internationally recognized wind generators. As the VP of Sales and Marketing at Southwest Windpower, he was able

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Jedediah Drolet

Jedediah Drolet

Jedediah Drolet

People

Jedediah Drolet is an Energy Information Analyst at the Alaska Energy Authority (AEA). He works on regional energy planning, oversees community assistance and focuses on energy efficiency, specifically overcoming the challenges that face rural Alaska. Drolet wants to work together with the communities to find a solution. Collaboration is something that he values in his projects. Because of Drolets affiliation

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Art Nash

People | North West

Art Nash is an energy specialist as well as an assistant professor at University of Alaska Fairbanks in the School of Natural Resources and Extension. He researches energy efficient homes coupled with public policy. Before UAF, Nash was an Assistant Extension Professor at University of Minnesota providing similar outreach/education for rural communities. During his time in Minnesota, he provided insight

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David Light

David Light

David Light

People | North West

David Light joined Alaska Center for Energy and Power in 2011, as a research engineer. He is also the project manager for the Energy Technology Facility on the UAF campus. Light is actively involved in research programs including diesel engine technology, energy storage systems, wind diesel integration, and advanced control systems. He was employed most recently by Alaska Power &

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Michael Black

People | North West

Michael Black joined the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium as the Deputy Commissioner back in 2010. He provided direction to the Division of Environmental Health & Engineering on development of new programs such as their fledgling energy program. Once solely a water and sewer design and construction organization, DEHE is increasingly working in areas such as energy efficiency and renewable

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Jerald Brown

Jerald Brown

Jerald Brown

People | North West

Jerald Brown is the vice president of Nome operations for Bering Straits Native Corporation. He oversees the daily activities in the Nome region. Since 1994, Brown has been involved in energy efficiency/renewable energy projects with BSNC. He’s worked on the Banner Wind Farm project, and the solar photovoltaic project for the BSNC building in Nome. He has a Bachelor of

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Bill Stamm

Bill Stamm

Bill Stamm

People | North West

Bill Stamm has over 22 years of experience in the construction, operation and design of energy systems for remote communities in Alaska.  Presently, as Manager of Engineering at Alaska Village Electric Cooperative, Stamm’s work includes the design of fuel delivery and storage, diesel power plants, power generation and distribution facilities, including the practical integration of wind generation on small diesel

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Roderick Phillip

Roderick Phillip

Roderick Phillip

People | North West

Roderick Phillip is the Company Manger for Puvurnaq Power in Kongiganak, Alaska. Phillip has been the board chairman since 2009 and took over the management position as of March 2016. He is the vice chairman of the Chaninik Wind Group and has been working closely with them since 2012. Currently, Phillip is working on upgrading the distribution system in Kongiganak,

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Ethan Schutt

Ethan Schutt

Ethan Schutt

People | North West

Ethan Schutt has been a Senior Vice President in the land and energy development department at Cook Inlet Region Incorporated (CIRI) for the past 11 years. He oversees energy projects as well as leasing of land for oil and gas, mineral and other natural resource development. He also directs CIRI’s efforts in developing renewable and alternative energy projects. Schutt is one of

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Scott Waterman

People | North West

Scott Waterman is the Alaska State Energy Program Manager with Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC). His background includes aviation electronics, journalism, public and commercial radio, energy efficient construction, real estate sales, project administration, construction management, research and analysis, and public relations. He has 20+ years experience in energy efficiency applications in buildings, manages the State Energy Program, the AK Home

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Givey Kochanowski

Givey Kochanowski

Givey Kochanowski

People | North West

Givey Kochanowski is the Alaska program manager for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy. Stationed in Anchorage, Alaska, he is responsible for the support and delivery of DOE technical assistance, capacity building, energy education, and outreach to all Alaskan tribal entities. He oversees the most efficient utilization of federal financial and technical resources from across DOE to promote

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John Lyons

John Lyons

John Lyons

People | North West

John Lyons has over 35 years of experience in electric utility, power generation and distribution design, construction, and operation and maintenance. Currently the President and General Manager at TDX Power, Lyons is developing microgrid control systems for smoother renewable project integration. Previously, as an O&M Manager with Alaska Village Electric Cooperation (AVEC), he was responsible for 48 rural power systems

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Sean Skaling

Sean Skaling

Sean Skaling

People | North West

Sean Skaling was appointed as Assistant Executive Director/Policy and Programs Director for Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) in May 2012. In this role, Skaling oversees the Alaska Renewable Energy Fund, AEA’s energy efficiency programs, the Emerging Energy Technology Fund, alternative energy programs, Power Cost Equalization program, AEA’s loan program, and policy, planning and outreach activities. Prior to this position, Skaling managed AEA’s

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Robin Reich

Robin Reich

Robin Reich

People | North West

Robin Reich founded Solstice Alaska Consulting, Inc., has more than 18 years of experience in environmental permitting and planning and public involvement. She has completed environmental documents and permitted projects in the Aleutians, Y-K Delta, North Slope, and Southcentral Alaska.  Most recently, she led permitting activities on wind projects in Mekoryuk, Toksook, Shaktoolik, and Emmonak.  Reich has also been responsible for

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Kord Christianson

Kord Christianson

Kord Christianson

People | North West

Kord Christianson has extensive experience conceiving, managing, developing and executing renewable and energy-efficient infrastructure projects in a wide variety of challenging global environments. Previously, as President of TDX Power, he oversaw operations of six regulated utilities in Alaska, including two high penetration wind-diesel systems. Prior to joining TDX, he served seven years as Energy Director of Helios Resources/St. George Chadux

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Alex Rojas

People | Central

Alex Rojas, Chief Microgrid Solution Architect at Siemens, develops microgrid platform designs based on specific customer business needs. Prior to joining Siemens, he was the Director of Smart Grid Distribution Systems at General Electric where he led the development of reliable and secure system offerings around the integration of new technologies at electric utilities and large industrial facilities. Before joining

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Brent Petrie

People | North West

Brent Petrie has worked in Alaska resource and utility management for over 34 years. From 1998 to 2013 he worked for Alaska Village Electric Cooperative (AVEC) where he was the program manager for over 80 projects totaling over $200 million including 28 bulk fuel tank farm upgrades or replacements, 11 new diesel-fired power plants, four standby power plants, four recovered

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Brian Hirsch

Brian Hirsch

Brian Hirsch

People | North West

Dr. Brian Hirsch is the President of Deerstone Consulting, a renewable energy consulting firm focused on microgrid development in remote locations, especially the Arctic and the Tropics. Among other projects, he is currently working on the largest solar PV project in Alaska in the community of Kotzebue and a broad assessment of the energy landscape and development opportunities for Anchorage. Previously,

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Benjamin Smith

Benjamin Smith

Benjamin Smith

People | North West

Benjamin Smith is an Industrial Electricity and Wind Technology instructor at AVTEC in Seward, Alaska.  He holds a B.S.A.S.T. in Nuclear Engineering Technology from Thomas Edison State College. Prior to joining AVTEC in 2013, Ben worked as an Industrial Electrician for the Seward Coal Terminal, as a Maintenance Supervisor at Hidden Falls Hatchery near Sitka, AK, and earned the enlisted

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Jackie Qatalina Schaeffer

Jackie Qatalina Schaeffer

Jackie Qatalina Schaeffer

People | North West

As a Project Coordinator for WHPacific’s Alaska Operations Jackie Qatalina Schaeffer brings over 20 years of experience in communications and business management. As a lifelong Alaskan, born and raised in Kotzebue, Shaeffer offers exceptional rural Alaskan expertise and experience. Shaeffer has excellent client support and communication skills and offers client satisfaction, collaboration and solution-based approach. Her ability to communicate and assure client

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Scott Haase

Scott Haase

Scott Haase

People | North West

Scott Haase manages NREL’s overall relationship with the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) including the Bureau of Reclamation, Bureau of Land Management, Office of Insular Affairs, and National Park Service. He serves as NREL’s liaison to the DOI Office of the Secretary and coordinates NREL’s technical and programmatic support across the Department on a wide variety of renewable energy,

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Ian Baring-Gould

Ian Baring-Gould

Ian Baring-Gould

People | South West | United States

Ian Baring-Gould has been with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory since 1995. His work has focused on applications engineering for renewable energy technologies, assistance in renewable energy deployment, and educational outreach for renewable technologies, primarily wind. His deployment work has taken him to over 50 countries, from the South Pole to the middle of the Amazon rain forest. He is

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Peter Asmus

Peter Asmus

Peter Asmus

People | North West | United States

As a Principal Research Analyst, Peter Asmus has emerged as a leading global expert on nanogrids, microgrids and virtual power plants. With 25 years experience, Asmus is author of four books on energy and environmental issues, and has served as a consultant to many leading corporations (General Electric, Sunpower, Clipper Wind), government agencies (California Energy Commission, California Air Resources Board) and non-profit agencies (Center for Energy Efficiency

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Lynn Trahey

Lynn Trahey

Lynn Trahey

People | Central | United States

Lynn is a scientist in the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research Energy Innovation Hub led by Argonne National Laboratory. She completed her undergraduate studies at Syracuse University in 2002 with a B.S. in Chemistry and minor in Science, Technology, and Society.  She graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in 2007 with a Ph.D. in Chemistry. While at

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Jeffrey Nelson

Jeffrey Nelson

Jeffrey Nelson

People | North West

Jeffrey J. Nelson is NANA Regional Corporation’s Director of Lands where he is very actively involved in the tracking and final selection of NANA’s Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) land conveyances, ANCSA Section 14(c) reconveyances, and other land management related duties. Prior to his time at NANA, Nelson served as a land law examiner for the Bureau of Land

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Eric Hanssen

Eric Hanssen

Eric Hanssen

People | North West

Eric Hanssen is the Program Manager of the Rural Energy Initiative at ANTHC. Hanssen leads a team of professionals who work with remote communities across the entire state of Alaska to identify and carry out energy projects to enhance the sustainability of rural sanitation and other public infrastructure.  His staff is currently working with over 50 communities to conduct energy

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David Lockard

David Lockard

David Lockard

People | North West

David Lockard is the Rural Energy Program Lead Engineer at Alaska Energy Authority. He helps design and impliment various energy systems into the rural Alaskan microgrids. Early in his career, Lockard worked on projects such as a solar crop dryer and a rolling hand planter in Nigeria and a solar lumber dryer in Mexico.  He worked in, and managed a

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Brad Reeve

Brad Reeve

Brad Reeve

People | North West

Brad Reeve has been the General Manager and CEO of Kotzebue Electric Association for 26 years.  He is nationally known as an early adopter of wind energy and a pioneer of Arctic energy.  In 1997, he implemented the first utility-grade wind turbines in Alaska. He continues to manage many projects that demonstrate renewable energy viability in the Arctic.  In addition

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Sonny Adams

Sonny Adams

Sonny Adams

People | North West

Sonny Adams is the current Director of Energy for NANA  Regional Corporation  (NANA) and has been with the Alaska Native Corporation for nine years. In his current position, he oversees the successful design and completion of regional energy projects in which NANA invests. He also serves as liaison on regional energy projects with public and private partners on behalf of

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Michael Hauke

Michael Hauke

Michael Hauke

People | North West

Michael Hauke is a highly-motivated Mechanical Engineer with over 14 years of diverse engineering experience in the U.S. and Europe. Hauke has worked on a variety of projects including: Construction, HVAC, Energy and Environmental Technology, Power Plant Engineering, Renewable Energy Resources, Regulatory Compliance, Air Quality, Wastewater, and Solid Waste. Growing up in Germany, next to 50 thousand wind turbines and

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Andy Baker

Andy Baker

Andy Baker

People | North West

Andy Baker is a registered professional engineer in Alaska and owner of YourCleanEnergy consulting in Anchorage. He has significant experience in the financial evaluation and design of renewable energy systems and energy efficiency improvements. Baker graduated from Penn State University with a degree in environmental engineering and worked previously as a project engineer for Buchart-Horn in Pennsylvania; Black & Veatch in San Diego,

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Erin Whitney

Erin Whitney

Erin Whitney

People | North West

Dr. Erin Whitney holds the position of Research Assistant Professor and serves as the Program Manager of the Data Collection and Management Program (DC&M) at ACEP.  As DC&M’s program lead, Erin supports ACEP’s research with her team of highly trained and experienced research staff and faculty in the collection and management of critical technical performance data from remote and isolated

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Lee Bolling

Lee Bolling

Lee Bolling

People | North West

Lee Bolling is best known for his energy engineering expertise and mountain bike trail building in Alaska. He’s completed over 3 million square feet of energy audits and has financially evaluated almost every type of renewable energy technology in the state. Bolling is a professional mechanical engineer, certified energy auditor and certified energy manager working at Coffman Engineers and has

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Ingemar Mathiasson

Ingemar Mathiasson

Ingemar Mathiasson

People | North West

Ingemar Mathiasson has been working for Northwest Arctic Borough for 7 years managing multiple renewable energy projects, ranging from wind/diesel hybrid to solar-PV systems. Currently he is working on Thermal Heat pumps as well as Solar PV for Arctic Alaska. Before Northwest Arctic Borough he established and ran Electronic Service, a telecommunication service company in Kotzebue, AK for 19 years. Mathiasson

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Crystal Enkvist

Crystal Enkvist

Crystal Enkvist

People | North West

Crystal Enkvist is Executive Director of Alaska Power Association and Executive Vice President of ARECA Insurance Exchange. She joined Alaska Power Association in November 2000 and served as its Director of Member & Public Relations until August 1, 2014 when she was selected to head the statewide electric utility trade association and its insurance company. She has also served as

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Tony SlatonBarker

Tony SlatonBarker

Tony SlatonBarker

People | North West

Tony SlatonBarker has been an engineer and project manager in Alaska for over 20 years. He is currently the Principal of Energy and Sustainability for Coffman Engineers, and supports energy projects throughout their 8 Pacific Rim offices. Over his tenure his positions have included: Principal of Energy and Sustainability, Program Manager for Alternative Energy, Team Lead Civil/Structural Engineering, Project manager

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Gwen Holdmann

Gwen Holdmann

Gwen Holdmann

People | North West

Gwen Holdmann is the Director of the Alaska Center for Energy and Power (ACEP), which is an applied energy research program based at the University of Alaska Fairbanks focusing on both fossil and renewable/alternative energy technologies. ACEP is a highly interdisciplinary program with over 30 affiliated faculty spanning a wide range of energy-related disciplines. ACEP takes on non-power related challenges

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Connie Fredenberg

Connie Fredenberg

Connie Fredenberg

People | North West

Connie Fredenberg started in the energy business in 2003 as coordinator for renewable energy projects in the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Region of Alaska. She now works as a Rural Utility Advisor and Community Relations Manager at Marsh Creek. Fredenberg provides utility management assistance and utility clerk training, initiates and coordinates renewable energy assessments and integration projects, provides grant writing for energy

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Matt Bergan

Matt Bergan

Matt Bergan

People | Central

Matt Bergan is currently a Project Engineer/Manager for Kotzebue Electric Association. He does everything from project planning, design and construction to maintenance or repair of a wind/diesel power systems. Bergan is working on energy storage integration into a high penetration wind/diesel power systems and implementing solar into specific wind/diesel systems susceptible to energy storing. As a graduate of the oldest private

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Josh Craft

Josh Craft

Josh Craft

People | North West

Josh Craft is currently the Emerging Energy Technology Fund and Wind Program Manager at Alaska Energy Authority (AEA), providing technical and economic oversight for projects funded by the State of Alaska. As a Project Manager and/or technical advisor, Craft has been involved with over 70 energy projects across Alaska, from small to large, diesel to hydro, emerging to established technologies, and

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Daisy Huang

Daisy Huang

Daisy Huang

People | North West

Daisy Huang has been working at Alaska Center for Energy and Power as a staff research engineer since 2012. Her focus includes biomass data collection and analysis, bio mass performance analysis, high voltage direct current intertie feasibility analysis, testing cofiring of biomass with coal for heat and power, and solar performance analysis. She also does work in waste heat recovery

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Peter Crimp

Peter Crimp

Peter Crimp

People | North West

Peter Crimp, Principle of Crimp Energy Consulting, is an expert in energy project analysis, planning, and development. Current and recent efforts include developing a biomass district heating project in Galena, AK, project planning on remote microgrids in western Alaska, and economic assessments of renewable energy proposals. Before leaving Alaska Energy Authority as deputy director in 2012, Crimp led the state’s

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Dave Pelunis-Messier

Dave Pelunis-Messier

Dave Pelunis-Messier

People | North West

Dave Pelunis-Messier is the Rural Energy Coordinator of Tanana Chiefs Conference in Fairbanks, Alaska. Tanana Chiefs Conference is the non-profit inter-tribal consortia that represents 42 tribes across interior Alaska. Since 2009, Pelunis-Messier has been working with rural Alaskan communities and small utilities on projects aimed at addressing and reducing the high cost of energy in Rural Alaska. Previous projects Pelunis-Messier

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Tracy Dahl

Tracy Dahl

Tracy Dahl

People | Central

My background and experience is both personal and professional. I current am with Polar Field Services/CH2M Hill Polar Services  and work as a contractor for the US National Science Foundation’s Arctic Program. My wife and I have lived off-grid (solar with generator back-up) for over 20 years. I previously worked in the US NSF Antarctic Program, where I was the

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Michele DesAutels

Michele DesAutels

Michele DesAutels

IGRC Advisory Committee | People | North East

Michele DesAutels works for the First Coast Guard District in the Maritime Energy and Marine Planning Branch of the Prevention Division. She joined the Coast Guard after time as a Renewable Energy Program Specialist in the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Renewable Energy Program.

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Greg Price

Greg Price

Greg Price

People | North West

I have been working in the distributed wind industry for over 15 years, much of in islanded or wind-diesel applications. I have worked on wind projects and with stakeholders in every state in the country as well as internationally focusing on developing nations. I have been involved in many of the wind-diesel projects in Alaska, which has taken me places

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Alexander Van Heuverswyn

Alexander Van Heuverswyn

Alexander Van Heuverswyn

People

Alexander VAN HEUVERSWYN is commercial director for XANT. Being active since more then a decade in the renewable industries, previously for the company VYNCKE, a world leader in Biomass to Energy plants and share holder of XANT, mid sized wind power made easy. XANT turbines are made for the specific requirements for the distributed generation and off-grid markets. Designed according

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Ted Peck, Tian Shan Renewable Energy

Ted Peck, Tian Shan Renewable Energy

Ted Peck, Tian Shan Renewable Energy

People | Pacific Ocean

Theodore (Ted) Peck, President of Tian Shan Renewable Energy, has more than 25 years of senior leadership experience in business, government, technology, and energy management, including development of the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative as Hawaii’s Energy Administrator. He led energy planning, shaping of the state’s approach to renewable energy permitting and facilitation, the state hydrogen program, the greenhouse gas emission

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Jim Manwell, Univ. of Massachusetts

Jim Manwell, Univ. of Massachusetts

Jim Manwell, Univ. of Massachusetts

IGRC Advisory Committee | People

James F. Manwell has been working in field of wind energy for over 30 years in the United States and internationally. He is presently a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Massachusetts and Director of the University’s Wind Energy Center. His research interests have focused on wind resource assessment and wind turbine external design conditions, hybrid power system

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Marc Mueller-Stoffels, ACEP

Marc Mueller-Stoffels, ACEP

Marc Mueller-Stoffels, ACEP

IGRC Advisory Committee | People | North West

Marc Mueller-Stoffels is the Director for the Power Systems Integration Program at the Alaska Center for Energy and Power (ACEP). Marc’s research focuses on the integration of variable generation sources into isolated microgrids. Most recently, he has lead the testing of an inverter-battery system to enable diesel-off mode in high contribution wind scenarios. Prior to joining ACEP, Marc has developed

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Misty Conrad, NREL

Misty Conrad, NREL

Misty Conrad, NREL

IGRC Advisory Committee | People | Central

Misty Conrad works in the Integrated Applications Office of Deployment and Market Transformation at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. She manages project teams in energy planning and sustainability within the island and developing nation context. Her current projects include working with the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Interior Office of Insular Affairs in providing technical assistance to communities

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Peter Lilienthal, CEO HOMER Energy

Peter Lilienthal, CEO HOMER Energy

Peter Lilienthal, CEO HOMER Energy

IGRC Advisory Committee | People | Central

Peter Lilienthal is the President/CEO of HOMER Energy. Since 1993, he has been the developer of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s HOMER® hybrid power optimization software, which has been used by over 110,000 energy practitioners in 193 countries.NREL has licensed HOMER Energy to be their sole world-wide commercialization licensee for distributing and enhancing the HOMER model. Dr. Lilienthal was the

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Darron Scott, Kodiak Electric Association

Darron Scott, Kodiak Electric Association

Darron Scott, Kodiak Electric Association

IGRC Advisory Committee | People | North West

Darron Scott is the President/CEO of Kodiak Electric Association (KEA) which is the electric cooperative for Kodiak, Alaska. Under his 15 year tenure, KEA has moved from a diesel/hydro electric system to the forefront of renewable integration supplying the citizens of Kodiak with 99.7% renewable energy. This comes from a combination of hydroelectric and wind power utilizing battery energy storage

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Chris Rose

Chris Rose

Chris Rose

People | North West

Chris Rose is a co-facilitator for the Islanded Grid Resource Center. He is the founder and Executive Director of Renewable Energy Alaska Project (REAP) based in Anchorage, Alaska. REAP is an educational and advocacy group that promotes the use of renewable energy in Alaska and includes a diverse coalition of small and large Alaska electric utilities, environmental groups, consumer groups,

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Suzanne MacDonald

Suzanne MacDonald

Suzanne MacDonald

People | North East

Suzanne is a co-facilitator of the Islanded Grid Resource Center and the Community Energy Director at the Island Institute in Rockland, ME. Since June 2009, she has been supporting island communities in their efforts to better understand and confront their unique energy challenges through programming on energy efficiency, community-owned renewable energy, offshore wind, and energy education.  A former seasonal resident

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Stephanie Nowers

Stephanie Nowers

Stephanie Nowers

People | North West

Stephanie Nowers is the co-facilitator for the Islanded Grid Resource Center. She has worked in the communications field for 20 plus years, and is the owner of K.I.S. Consulting based in Palmer, Alaska. She previously worked as a reporter and editor for at the Anchorage Daily News (now Alaska Dispatch News), where she twice covered the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog

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Brooks Winner

Brooks Winner

Brooks Winner

People | North East

Brooks is a co-facilitator of the Islanded Grid Resource Center and is the Community Energy Associate at the Island Institute in Rockland, Maine. He joined the Island Institute in November 2011 and works closely with island communities to assist with programming in energy efficiency, community-owned renewable energy, offshore wind and energy education. Brooks holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies and Spanish

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