In order for the co-op solar market to achieve its potential, co-ops need to better understand the value of community-scale solar and need to access compelling community-scale offerings. Here we describe three rural electric cooperatives that are doing just that.
Kevin is a manager with the Carbon-Free Electricity Practice where he works across CFE’s consulting, research, and convening functions. He specializes in strategies and policies to enable a just and attractive clean energy transition for rural America. Kevin advises and consults with utilities, communities, and advocates across the United States, with a focus on the Midwest, Mountain West, and Texas.
Kevin joined RMI in 2014 where he helped establish RMI’s Business Renewables Center (now REBA). As a member of the BRC team, Kevin created educational products and programming and helped grow BRC’s network of members.
After BRC, Kevin was a founding member of the Shine-solar program. On the Shine team, Kevin helped establish an innovative solar procurement approach and advised small- and mid-size utilities on distribution-scale solar scoping and procurement.
Prior to RMI, Kevin was a classroom and outdoor educator. As a Teach for America corps-member, Kevin taught middle-school science in Denver. As an outdoor educator, Kevin taught adaptive skiing in Utah, and led backpacking and international service trips in California, Ecuador, and France.
Kevin lives with his partner, children, and dogs in Carbondale, CO.
BA/BS, Penn State University, Schreyer Honors College
MBA, University of Colorado, Boulder