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Wind and Solar Energy Power Plant Development Expert

Technical Consultant #2244


Expertise

  • Oversight of development of wind and solar power plants including site control, interconnection, engineering and supply agreements, and power purchase agreements.
  • Cost-benefit analysis of power projects.
  • Implementing best-practice project management.
  • Evaluating and refining power purchase agreements (PPA).

Experience

Independent Contract Project Manager, 2005 - Present

  • Teaching and implementing best-practice project management on a contract basis.

Projects

New Standard Institute, Milford, CT, Consultant

  • Advising on best-practice project management to power plant owners and other industrial clients including AES, New York Power Authority, and CLECO.

Public Service Company of New Mexico, Farmington, NM, Project Manager

  • Responsible for project controls on a $150 million, 2GW coal power plant retrofit.
  • Led a team of schedulers through planning, construction, and commissioning.
  • Coordinated 1,000 workers from GE, Babcock & Wilcox, Foxboro, local contractors, and in-house craftspeople.

eHealth, Inc., Mountain View, CA, Project Lead

  • Implemented over $200 thousand of enterprise software systems.
  • Worked with division director at a high-growth start-up, software engineers in China and California, and executive-level clients at major health insurance companies.

Undisclosed U.S. Manufacturer, Tucson, AZ, Project Lead

  • Responsible for quality, scope, schedule, and cost on a $500 thousand warehouse implementation project.
  • Hired and led a team of 7.
  • Coordinated managers from procurement, operations, vendors, and unions.

MXT, Inc., Montreal, Canada, Automation Engineer

  • Engineered and fabricated automated production line improvements at a high-tech startup.
  • Designed and built small-scale equipment with pulleys, motors, solenoids, and digital interface boards.
  • Processed data using Visual Basic for applications.

Lahmeyer, International, Washington, D.C., Project Coordinator, 2010

  • Assisted with development of 600MW of late- and early-stage on-land wind projects. Worked with legal team to evaluate and refine power purchase agreements.
  • Determined scope on engineering and interconnection requirements.

Honors & Publications


Credentials

Focused Studies

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) from Project Management Institute
  • Financial Reporting and Analysis, Corporate Finance, and Economic Analysis for Business Policy.
  • Coursework covered oscillations and waves, electromagnetic theory, advanced classical mechanics, electronics lab, as well as organic chemistry and physical chemistry.
  • PMP- certified project manager

Languages

  • Intermediate spoken and written Spanish
  • Intermediate spoken Portuguese

Awards

  • E. Ward Plummer Award, University of Pennsylvania
  • Okie Fellow, University of Delaware

Publications and Patents

  • Author and Co-Author of manuscripts, magazine articles, and conferences.

Education

  • M.M.P. (Master of Marine Policy), Offshore Wind, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
  • B.S. Physics, Chemistry (Minor) University of Toronto, Canada
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