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The History of Renewable Northwest

Founded in 1994, Renewable Northwest has grown to become one of the nation’s most impactful renewable energy advocacy organizations. Our strength comes from our members, a unique and powerful coalition of renewable energy professionals, energy buyers and marketers, ratepayer advocates, and environmental NGOs. Together, these groups contribute their respective talents towards the socially and environmentally responsible advancement of clean energy projects across our region.

To date we have supported state and regional policies that have brought the region over 9,400 MWs of new solar, wind and geothermal projects—enough to serve 2,000,000 customers. As renewables replace fossil fuels as the backbone of our nation’s electricity grid, the responsibility for integrating and balancing a much more diverse portfolio of clean energy resources will be ours to shoulder.

Join with Renewable Northwest and help us create the policy, regulatory and market frameworks necessary to ensure our communities benefit from the transition to an electricity sector powered solely by clean energy resources.

Our Mission

Our mission is to decarbonize the region by accelerating the transition to renewable electricity.

Our Vision

Our vision is for every home, business, and vehicle in the Northwest to be powered by renewable, affordable, carbon-free electricity.

Our People

  • Board

    Adam Capage

    Board Chair

    Adam currently serves as Vice President of Corporate and Government Affairs at 3Degrees; this role includes oversight of market intelligence and regulatory affairs. Adam joined 3Degrees in 2006, leading the company’s Utility Partnership team; in this capacity, he was responsible for all aspects of operating 3Degrees’ existing utility partnerships and launching new partnerships around the United States. Prior to 3Degrees, Adam was a Director of the Renewable Energy Service at ESource, then a subsidiary of Platts....Read more

    Adam currently serves as Vice President of Corporate and Government Affairs at 3Degrees; this role includes oversight of market intelligence and regulatory affairs. Adam joined 3Degrees in 2006, leading the company’s Utility Partnership team; in this capacity, he was responsible for all aspects of operating 3Degrees’ existing utility partnerships and launching new partnerships around the United States. Prior to 3Degrees, Adam was a Director of the Renewable Energy Service at ESource, then a subsidiary of Platts. In this role Adam researched, wrote and consulted about utility strategy for incorporating renewable energy.

    Adam’s twenty-year career in the energy industry has included work in both the public and private sectors. Adam has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Colorado at Denver. In addition to serving on the board of Renewable Northwest, Adam is as an Advisory Board member for the Master’s in Climate Science and Solutions Program at Northern Arizona University.

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    Jeff Bissonnette

    Board Treasurer

    Jeff Bissonnette has dedicated his work life to public interest advocacy, working for community groups and campaign organizations in Washington, DC, Illinois, New York and Oregon. Working on issues from food security, international solidarity and environmental issues, most of his work since 1998 has centered around energy and utility issues. Jeff has worked for the Citizens’ Utility Board of Oregon, the Oregon Solar Energy Industries Association and the Union of Concerned Scientists, all focused on clean energy and climate....Read more

    Jeff Bissonnette has dedicated his work life to public interest advocacy, working for community groups and campaign organizations in Washington, DC, Illinois, New York and Oregon. Working on issues from food security, international solidarity and environmental issues, most of his work since 1998 has centered around energy and utility issues. Jeff has worked for the Citizens’ Utility Board of Oregon, the Oregon Solar Energy Industries Association and the Union of Concerned Scientists, all focused on clean energy and climate. He is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of Portland, teaching subjects related to nonprofit management. In his off-time, Jeff serves on the City of Portland Police Review Board and is a member of the Multnomah County Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) and the Portland Neighborhood Emergency Teams (NET). Jeff enjoys cooking, hiking, camping and talking about politics.

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    Kevin Lynch

    Kevin Lynch

    Board Vice Chair

    Kevin manages Avangrid Renewables’ engagement in policy, regulatory and market-structure matters across the US as well as the company’s charitable activities. He has nearly three decades of professional experience in the electric power sector, with a focus on renewable energy since 2006 at Avangrid Renewables and predecessor companies. During his Avangrid Renewables tenure, Kevin has also overseen the company’s external communications, market fundamentals, and federal affairs activities.
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    Kevin manages Avangrid Renewables’ engagement in policy, regulatory and market-structure matters across the US as well as the company’s charitable activities. He has nearly three decades of professional experience in the electric power sector, with a focus on renewable energy since 2006 at Avangrid Renewables and predecessor companies. During his Avangrid Renewables tenure, Kevin has also overseen the company’s external communications, market fundamentals, and federal affairs activities.

    Kevin spent a decade working for two members of the US House of Representatives, eight of those years as staff to the Committee on Appropriations. He focused on natural resource, public lands, Native American, energy, transportation, and arts and humanities issues.

    Kevin is President of the Interwest Energy Alliance Board of Directors, chairs the Board of the Independent Energy Producers Association of California, and serves as Vice Chair of the Renewable Northwest Board. He also is a Board Member of the American Council on Renewable Energy, the Wind Solar Alliance and the Colorado Independent Energy Association. He was appointed one of two original co-chairs of the State Policy Committee of the American Wind Energy Association in 2010, serving in that role for two years to increase the wind industry’s focus on state and regional policy and regulatory matters.

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    Jim Jensen

    Jim Jensen

    Board Secretary

    Jim Jensen served as the Executive Director of the Montana Environmental Information Center (MEIC) for 35 years. He attended Westminster College in Salt Lake City and holds a B.A. in Political Science from the Univ. of Montana (1980). Mr. Jensen served in the Montana House of Representatives from Billings where he was a member of the Natural Resources, Fish and Game, and Judiciary committees....Read more

    Jim Jensen served as the Executive Director of the Montana Environmental Information Center (MEIC) for 35 years. He attended Westminster College in Salt Lake City and holds a B.A. in Political Science from the Univ. of Montana (1980). Mr. Jensen served in the Montana House of Representatives from Billings where he was a member of the Natural Resources, Fish and Game, and Judiciary committees. Prior to taking his present position he was a lobbyist for various interests including the elderly, childcare providers, and magistrates. In 1989 he was appointed by President George H.W. Bush and reappointed by President Bill Clinton to a Federal Advisory Committee to the U.S. EPA Administrator on mine waste regulation. He was a member of the Western Governors Association's Mine Waste Advisory Group. From 1990 to 1994 he was an elected supervisor of the Lewis and Clark County Conservation District. In 1988 Mr. Jensen helped found the national State Environmental Leadership Program, headquartered in Madison, WI. He was a founding Board member of the Seattle based Northwest Climate Connections (now Climate Solutions), an organization of private businesses, governments and public interest groups who are working to substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the Pacific Northwest (including British Columbia) through voluntary, co-operative and incentive based approaches. He is Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Denver, CO-based Western Clean Energy Campaign. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Center for Environmental Politics, the Western Mining Activist Network, and Montanans for Common Sense Mining Laws. 

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    Jon Chase

    Jon Chase

    At Large

    Jon Chase is Vice President of Public Affairs at Vestas.

    Mike Goetz

    Mike Goetz

    At Large

    Mike Goetz is the General Counsel for the Oregon Citizens' Utility Board (CUB). Established in 1984, CUB is the ratepayer advocate for the residential customers of Oregon's electric and natural gas investor-owned utilities. In his practice, Mike focuses on regulatory matters before the Public Utility Commission of Oregon as well as issues before the Oregon legislature....Read more

    Mike Goetz is the General Counsel for the Oregon Citizens' Utility Board (CUB). Established in 1984, CUB is the ratepayer advocate for the residential customers of Oregon's electric and natural gas investor-owned utilities. In his practice, Mike focuses on regulatory matters before the Public Utility Commission of Oregon as well as issues before the Oregon legislature. CUB routinely intervenes in a wide variety of utility cases, including general rate cases, annual power cost filings, integrated resource plans, resource procurement dockets, utility mergers and acquisitions, rulemaking proceedings, and various policy investigations. Prior to joining CUB, he completed an Energy Law & Policy Fellowship through the University of Oregon, worked as a law clerk and attorney at several public interest non-profit organizations, as an attorney for a Portland-based environmental attorney, and as an associate attorney at a plaintiff’s side civil litigation firm. Mike holds a BS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a JD from the University of Oregon School of Law with a Statement of Completion in Environmental and Natural Resources Law. He serves on the executive committee of the Oregon State Bar's Energy, Telecom, & Utility section as well as the Portfolio Options Committee, providing oversight to utility voluntary renewable energy programs.

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    Nancy Hirsh

    Nancy Hirsh

    At Large

    Nancy Hirsh is Executive Director for the NW Energy Coalition. Nancy directs the Coalition’s efforts to enhance investments in energy efficiency, renewable resources, and low-income energy services through work with utilities, commissioners, regulators, and legislators. She serves on the board of Renewable Northwest and the Centralia Coal Transition Board. She is also on the advisory committee for the Institute for Energy Studies at Western Washington University....Read more

    Nancy Hirsh is Executive Director for the NW Energy Coalition. Nancy directs the Coalition’s efforts to enhance investments in energy efficiency, renewable resources, and low-income energy services through work with utilities, commissioners, regulators, and legislators. She serves on the board of Renewable Northwest and the Centralia Coal Transition Board. She is also on the advisory committee for the Institute for Energy Studies at Western Washington University. From 1996 through 2014 she served as the Coalition’s policy director. Before joining the Coalition, she spent twelve years in Washington, DC working on national energy policy issues for the Environmental Action Foundation and the National Wildlife Federation. She lives in Seattle with her husband, children and dog. When not advocating clean energy solutions, she is an avid backpacker and hiker. 

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    Nancy Kelly

    Nancy Kelly

    At Large

    Nancy Kelly is a Senior Policy Advisor in Western Resource Advocates’ Clean Energy Program. WRA is a non-profit conservation organization dedicated to protecting the West’s land, air, and water, and the Clean Energy Program seeks to reduce the environmental impact of electricity production in the Interior West....Read more

    Nancy Kelly is a Senior Policy Advisor in Western Resource Advocates’ Clean Energy Program. WRA is a non-profit conservation organization dedicated to protecting the West’s land, air, and water, and the Clean Energy Program seeks to reduce the environmental impact of electricity production in the Interior West. Nancy represents WRA in regulatory, political, and other policy forums, and works directly with the region’s electric utilities, regulatory staff, consumer advocates, and other conservation advocates. She has more than twenty years of electric industry experience, including fourteen years as a member of the Western Electricity Coordinating Council’s Board of Directors. Prior to joining WRA in 2008, Nancy advocated for Utah’s residential and small commercial customers. She began her professional career as an academic economist at Idaho State University where she served as a faculty member in the Department of Economics and as the economist in the local business bureau. Nancy’s educational background is in economics.

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    Noah Long

    Noah Long

    At Large

    Noah Long is the Western Region Director for Natural Resources Defense Council's (NRDC) Climate and Clean Energy Program. For over a decade, Noah has worked to advance policies for deploying renewable energy, increasing energy efficiency, and advancing cleaner cars and electric vehicles. His work includes a focus on creating a fast, just, and sustainable transition to clean energy to address the climate crisis in the west....Read more

    Noah Long is the Western Region Director for Natural Resources Defense Council's (NRDC) Climate and Clean Energy Program. For over a decade, Noah has worked to advance policies for deploying renewable energy, increasing energy efficiency, and advancing cleaner cars and electric vehicles. His work includes a focus on creating a fast, just, and sustainable transition to clean energy to address the climate crisis in the west. In Long’s first project with NRDC, he helped initiate a successful campaign to protect the wildlife, wildlands, and communities of Chile’s Patagonia from damages associated with large-scale hydrological development. Currently, Long co-directs NRDC’s western clean energy and climate policy initiatives with Peter Miller. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Bowdoin College, a master's in international development and environmental policy from the London School of Economics, and a J.D. from Stanford Law School. He is based in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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    Sarah Qureshi

    Sarah Qureshi

    At Large

    Sarah Qureshi is a dedicated clean energy professional. She currently serves as a manager on NextEra Energy Resources Political Affairs team for the West Region. Previously she worked on energy policy at the Silicon Valley Leadership Group in San Jose, California. Sarah began her career as a legislative aide to U.S. Representative Mike McIntyre (NC) in Washington, D.C. and has also worked in U.S. Representative Judy Chu’s office (CA) as a legal fellow.
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    Sarah Qureshi is a dedicated clean energy professional. She currently serves as a manager on NextEra Energy Resources Political Affairs team for the West Region. Previously she worked on energy policy at the Silicon Valley Leadership Group in San Jose, California. Sarah began her career as a legislative aide to U.S. Representative Mike McIntyre (NC) in Washington, D.C. and has also worked in U.S. Representative Judy Chu’s office (CA) as a legal fellow.
     
    Sarah is a member of the Maryland State Bar and received her J.D. from the Catholic University of America. She graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in Government.
     

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    Virinder Singh

    Virinder Singh

    At Large

    Virinder Singh is Vice President of Regulatory and Legislative Affairs at EDF Renewables (EDFR), a leading North American renewable energy development company and O&M provider in solar, wind and energy storage. As head of EDFR’s U.S. government affairs, Virinder’s work has covered a wide range of technologies including wind, solar, biogas, and energy storage, and with his able team is responsible for federal affairs and state-level policy....Read more

    Virinder Singh is Vice President of Regulatory and Legislative Affairs at EDF Renewables (EDFR), a leading North American renewable energy development company and O&M provider in solar, wind and energy storage. As head of EDFR’s U.S. government affairs, Virinder’s work has covered a wide range of technologies including wind, solar, biogas, and energy storage, and with his able team is responsible for federal affairs and state-level policy. His work includes broad market policies, critical path issues for projects in development, and issues affecting the performance of EDFR’s existing assets. His work covers demand-driving policies, procurement rules, trade policy, tax issues, transmission and distribution grid policy, and siting policy.

    Virinder serves on the Boards of Renewable Northwest, California’s Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies (CEERT), the Independent Energy Producers Association of California, the national Energy Storage Association’s Leadership Circle, and others. He is aide and alternate to EDFR’s Board members at both the American Wind Energy Association and the Solar Energy Industries Association.

    He holds a B.A. in Political Economy from the University of California, Berkeley, a Master of International Affairs (environmental policy focus) from Columbia University, and an MBA from Portland State University. He has lived in Portland, Oregon since 2002 and lives with his wife and son.
     

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    V. John White

    V. John White

    At Large

    V. John White is the Executive Director of the Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies (CEERT), which he co-founded in 1990. CEERT is a non-profit coalition of the nation’s leading public interest environmental groups and businesses working on energy efficiency and renewable technologies....Read more

    V. John White is the Executive Director of the Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies (CEERT), which he co-founded in 1990. CEERT is a non-profit coalition of the nation’s leading public interest environmental groups and businesses working on energy efficiency and renewable technologies. Through its public education, policy research, and advocacy programs, CEERT helps design and implement public policies, market reforms and legislative strategies to integrate efficiency, and renewable technologies into the electricity and transportation systems in California and the West.

    Over the course of his more than 40-year career, he has been involved in the drafting, negotiation, and passage of landmark air quality and energy legislation and innovative regulatory programs to accelerate improvements in air quality, global warming, and renewable energy sources. These include legislation establishing the South Coast Air Quality Management District, the California Clean Air Act, the Carl Moyer diesel emission reduction incentive program, the Pavley clean car bill, the Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32), the renewable portfolio standard, and the California solar initiative. He also played a key role in the development of alternative fuels and the adoption of the zero emission vehicle mandate. 

    In the last 15 years, John’s efforts and those of his colleagues have resulted in more $20 billion investment in energy conservation and renewable energy in California, and in the appropriation of significant funding for fuel cells, alternative transportation technologies, and the retrofit and retirement of high polluting school buses. In addition, he led collaborative efforts between renewable energy companies and conservation groups to ensure timely approval of more than 10,000 megawatts of new solar and wind projects, while protecting critical habitat and establishing innovative mitigation measures.

    John is a native of Pasadena, California, and a graduate of the University of California at Riverside, class of 1973.
     

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  • Staff
    Nicole Hughes

    Nicole Hughes

    Executive Director

    Nicole Hughes joined Renewable Northwest as Executive Director in July 2018. She has over 16 years of experience in the renewable energy industry in areas such as project development, construction, finance, permitting and policy for utility-scale wind and solar energy. She has worked for AWS Truepower, HDR, Element Power, RES Americas, Tetra Tech, and The Bonneville Power Administration....Read more

    Nicole Hughes joined Renewable Northwest as Executive Director in July 2018. She has over 16 years of experience in the renewable energy industry in areas such as project development, construction, finance, permitting and policy for utility-scale wind and solar energy. She has worked for AWS Truepower, HDR, Element Power, RES Americas, Tetra Tech, and The Bonneville Power Administration. In her previous work, Nicole engaged with Renewable Northwest as a member and understands first hand the importance of the organization's coalition work between advocacy organizations and renewable energy businesses in moving the region forward towards a clean energy future. Nicole has served in a variety of board and volunteer positions working on issues related to support for individuals with disabilities, environmental conservation and energy issues. She currently serves on the boards of the Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies,  the Renewable Hydrogen Alliance and the Center for Resource Solutions Green E Governance Board. Nicole lives in Portland, OR with her husband and two kids and spends most of her free time recreating in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest.

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    Max Greene

    Max Greene

    Regulatory & Policy Director

    Max joined Renewable Northwest as Staff Counsel & Analyst in February 2018, working primarily on regulatory matters from engagement with utility resource plans to implementation of customer choice options to investigations into topics relevant to a modernizing electricity grid, all with an eye to decarbonizing the northwest’s energy systems. He has also taken the lead on Renewable NW’s siting work, coordinating policy efforts in Oregon and Washington and launching a monthly siting newsletter....Read more

    Max joined Renewable Northwest as Staff Counsel & Analyst in February 2018, working primarily on regulatory matters from engagement with utility resource plans to implementation of customer choice options to investigations into topics relevant to a modernizing electricity grid, all with an eye to decarbonizing the northwest’s energy systems. He has also taken the lead on Renewable NW’s siting work, coordinating policy efforts in Oregon and Washington and launching a monthly siting newsletter. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Oregon State Bar’s Energy, Telecom & Utility Law Section.

    Prior to his work at Renewable Northwest, Max spent five years as a staff attorney in the Providence, Rhode Island office of the Conservation Law Foundation. At CLF, his work included advocacy on issues relating to energy and fossil fuel infrastructure, litigation to enforce the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act, and support for thoughtful food-system and transportation policy. Max served on several boards and committees including Rhode Island's Zero-Emission Vehicles Working Group and the Rhode Island Food Policy Council.

    Max earned a B.A. from Carleton College and a J.D. from Roger Williams University, and he clerked for the Honorable O. Rogeriee Thompson on the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. In his spare time, he enjoys exploring the outdoors with his family, burying himself in books, and experiencing the Portland area’s many and varied culinary offerings and running trails.

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    Robin Arnold

    Markets & Transmission Director

    Robin joined Renewable Northwest after working as a policy analyst for the Montana Public Service Commission for nearly seven years, where she worked as a lobbyist during the Montana legislative sessions and represented the PSC in regional stakeholder groups such as Northern Grid. At the PSC, she worked on a variety of issues including resource procurement plans, PURPA filings, and regional transmission organizations. Prior to joining the PSC, Robin worked at Project Vote Smart and the National Institute on Money in State Politics....Read more

    Robin joined Renewable Northwest after working as a policy analyst for the Montana Public Service Commission for nearly seven years, where she worked as a lobbyist during the Montana legislative sessions and represented the PSC in regional stakeholder groups such as Northern Grid. At the PSC, she worked on a variety of issues including resource procurement plans, PURPA filings, and regional transmission organizations. Prior to joining the PSC, Robin worked at Project Vote Smart and the National Institute on Money in State Politics. Robin earned a B.A. in International Affairs from Sweet Briar College and an MSc Econ in Political Science from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.

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    Katie Ware

    Katie Ware

    Washington Policy Manager

    Katie joined Renewable Northwest as a Policy Manager for Washington state in March 2020, working on regulatory affairs concerning the implementation of the state’s nation-leading Clean Energy Transformation Act, broadly engaging with utility resource planning efforts, and supporting policy concepts to advance regional coordination and decarbonization.

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    Katie joined Renewable Northwest as a Policy Manager for Washington state in March 2020, working on regulatory affairs concerning the implementation of the state’s nation-leading Clean Energy Transformation Act, broadly engaging with utility resource planning efforts, and supporting policy concepts to advance regional coordination and decarbonization.

    Katie previously worked in wind and solar development with EDP Renewables, where she learned not only how these projects affect local economies and community development, but also how industry players face complex regulatory barriers. Her contributions include delivering over 250 MW of clean wind energy to Ohio, a state notorious for its burdensome regulations on that commodity.

    Katie comes to Renewable NW with a M.S. in Chemistry and a M.S. in Environmental Science from Indiana University, where she was co-chair of the Energy Leaders Association. She earned a B.A. from Hanover College. Katie lives with her husband and daughter in Seattle, where she drinks her weight in coffee and dreams of becoming the outdoor type.

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    Diane Brandt

    Oregon Policy Manager

    Originally from the Pacific Northwest and Southern Oregon, Diane recently moved back to Oregon after working internationally for nearly two decades. Most recently, she worked in foreign policy for 13 years as a U.S. State Department Career Foreign Service Officer. Her postings included stints in the United Arab Emirates, Ethiopia, India, and Saudi Arabia where her portfolios included everything from political and public affairs to travel visas and American citizen services. Prior to joining the State Department, Diane taught sciences in the United States and internationally....Read more

    Originally from the Pacific Northwest and Southern Oregon, Diane recently moved back to Oregon after working internationally for nearly two decades. Most recently, she worked in foreign policy for 13 years as a U.S. State Department Career Foreign Service Officer. Her postings included stints in the United Arab Emirates, Ethiopia, India, and Saudi Arabia where her portfolios included everything from political and public affairs to travel visas and American citizen services. Prior to joining the State Department, Diane taught sciences in the United States and internationally. Her undergraduate studies were at the University of Washington in Zoology, Spanish Language and Literature, and a minor in Chemistry. She currently lives in Corvallis with her family where she is completing her Master’s in Public Policy, with a focus on environment and energy, at Oregon State University. When not researching or writing policy analysis, Diane can be found exploring the many trails of Corvallis with her family or practicing her amateur gardening skills in the backyard.

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    Sashwat Roy

    Sashwat Roy

    Technology & Policy Analyst

    Sashwat joined Renewable Northwest as a Technology and Policy Analyst in June 2020, working on the intersection of technology, economics, and policy to inform Renewable Northwest’s engagements in utility IRPs, state regulatory proceedings and technical forums across the broad spectrum of renewable energy and energy storage....Read more

    Sashwat joined Renewable Northwest as a Technology and Policy Analyst in June 2020, working on the intersection of technology, economics, and policy to inform Renewable Northwest’s engagements in utility IRPs, state regulatory proceedings and technical forums across the broad spectrum of renewable energy and energy storage. He recently completed his PhD in Energy and Environmental Policy from the Biden School of Public Policy & Administration at University of Delaware, with a dissertation focused on assessing the techno-economic values of hybrid solar-battery storage in multiple jurisdictions across the US.

    Prior to his work at Renewable Northwest, Sashwat was part of the prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF)-Department of Energy (DoE) fellowship at Quantum Energy & Sustainable Solar Technology (QESST) at ASU. At QESST, his work involved conducting detailed analysis on the techno-economic aspects of hybrid renewable energy systems particularly focused on complementing solar energy with Li-ion battery storage. Recently, his published paper on “Techno-Economics and Environmental Attributes of Utility-Scale PV+Storage in California” won the Best Publication Award at the QESST Annual Expo 2020. Sashwat has also worked in major renewable energy development and consulting firms such as First Solar and ICF International, supporting their work on renewable energy modeling and analysis and has presented his research in multiple conferences.

    Sashwat earned a BS in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from Delhi College of Engineering in India and a MS in Energy Systems Engineering from University of Texas at Dallas. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking with friends and family, playing soccer under the bright lights, and rooting for FC Barcelona, in addition to experimenting with different cuisines from across the world to satisfy his taste buds.

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    Pam Mahon

    Pam Mahon

    Operations Manager

    Pam was born and raised in New England and made her way out to the Pacific NW via Boulder, Colorado, and a Master’s degree in Voice Performance. No stranger to the renewable energy world, she has worked as an administrative specialist and development coordinator for RES America Developments and Element Power, US. Pam performs with the Oregon Symphony in the Kids’ Concert Series and in elementary schools around Oregon as a teaching artist....Read more

    Pam was born and raised in New England and made her way out to the Pacific NW via Boulder, Colorado, and a Master’s degree in Voice Performance. No stranger to the renewable energy world, she has worked as an administrative specialist and development coordinator for RES America Developments and Element Power, US. Pam performs with the Oregon Symphony in the Kids’ Concert Series and in elementary schools around Oregon as a teaching artist. One of her favorite musical education events is Link Up, a partnership with Carnegie Hall. When not performing or hiking Mt. Tabor with her dog, Zeke, she also works with Artisan Auctions.

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    Reuben Martinez

    Reuben Martinez

    Tribal Barriers Research Analyst Intern

    Reuben was born in Port Angeles, Washington, and is a recent graduate from Western Washington University with a degree in Economics. He has spent most of his working career in casinos across Washington. Working for different tribes gave him the drive to want a direct hand in helping local tribal affairs, so he studied economics and felt particularly pulled towards energy economics. Reuben enjoys anything and everything about nerd culture, from comic-con and anime conventions, to playing dungeon and dragons. He hopes that in the future he can be considered an expert in this field.

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    Reuben was born in Port Angeles, Washington, and is a recent graduate from Western Washington University with a degree in Economics. He has spent most of his working career in casinos across Washington. Working for different tribes gave him the drive to want a direct hand in helping local tribal affairs, so he studied economics and felt particularly pulled towards energy economics. Reuben enjoys anything and everything about nerd culture, from comic-con and anime conventions, to playing dungeon and dragons. He hopes that in the future he can be considered an expert in this field.

    NREL/MTERA Project Description

    Renewable Northwest is partnering with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the Midwest Tribal Energy Resources Association (MTERA), Pacific Northwest Tribes and regional tribal organizations to support a study looking at evaluating regulatory barriers to development of solar projects on tribal lands and coordinating with tribes, utilities and regulators on developing solutions. Click HERE for more project details.

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