Stephen Barrett is an environmental scientist with over ten years of professional private and public environmental regulatory experience. His permitting expertise is primarily focused on energy and infrastructure projects, including wind energy farms, desalination plants, gas pipelines, and electric transmission facilities. Mr. Barrett’s technical experience has focused on water quality and wildlife habitat with a specialization in coastal and fisheries issues. He has managed environmental studies and permitting for wind projects in Princeton and Gloucester, Massachusetts, and the Finger Lakes Region in New York. He graduated from Union College in 1989 and received his Master’s in Environmental Science from the University of Virginia in 1995. He lives in Concord, Massachusetts with his wife, son and daughter.
Daniel Goldman Until recently, Daniel Goldman was the founder, Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of New Energy Capital Corp., a venture-backed company focused on investments in renewable energy, fuels and distributed generation assets. Mr. Goldman brings a combination of strategic understanding of the global energy markets, deep development, structuring and transactional experience in the energy project finance arena, and a extensive network of senior level contacts. His previous work experience was as an executive at InterGen, the power generation company co-owned by the Bechtel Group and Royal/Dutch Shell, from 1996-2001, and at consulting firm Arthur D. Little in Cambridge and Singapore from 1989-1996. Mr. Goldman is an investor in several clean energy technology companies and serves in a board capacity for several energy and environmental groups. He received a B.S. from Cornell University and an M.Sc. from the London School of Economics.
Richard Gross is an electrical engineer specializing in the design, interconnection, and analysis of wind energy Projects. He has worked in the electric utility industry for 24 years providing system planning, electrical design, and Project management services for high voltage power systems Projects. Rich is a registered Professional Engineer in the states of Massachusetts and New York.
Dennis Loria has over 25 years of engineering and business experience in a wide range of emerging and conventional power technologies projects from small distributed generation facilities to large central station power plants. He has recently formed LORIA Consulting/Engineering to provide consulting services to owners and developers of renewable energy assets. Previously he worked for R.W. Beck, Inc, Stone & Webster and Pratt & Whitney. He is a graduate of Lafayette College (B.S.) and Northeastern University (M.S.).
Don McCauley is a business attorney with offices in Waltham, Massachusetts, whose practice for the last 20 years has focused on independent power plant development, electric power sales and trading and associated regulatory issues. He was general counsel of Citizens Power LLC and is a graduate of Harvard Law School. He is a member of the Advisory Committee for the Town of Wellesley and is Vice Chair of the American Bar Association’s Renewable Energy Resources Committee.
Lawrence Plitch has over 25 years experience in energy Project development as General Counsel to the Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Council, General Counsel of Wheelabrator Technologies, a principal in McCauley & Plitch (a boutique law firm focusing on energy matters) and now as General Counsel of The Trigen Companies. He is also President of StratErgy, Inc., a Massachusetts DTE-licensed Electricity Broker. He is founder and president emeritus of the Northeast Energy and Commerce Association.
Steven Weisman has 25 years of experience in the energy industry, pursuing a range of business objectives (energy development, supply management, infrastructure modernization). Recently, as Director of the Green Power Group for the Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust, he was responsible for efforts to facilitate development of renewable energy generation, including wind power, for wholesale markets. He is presently Vice President of Peregrine Energy Group, Inc. His professional training is as a regional planner, focusing on community resource development.
Ari Bessendorf is an attorney with several years experience with project development and renewable energy. He has worked for Cape Wind Associates and the Massachusetts Electric Facilities Siting Board. He has contributed to several books on renewable power project development and written extensively on environmental policy. He is a graduate of Northeastern University and Suffolk University Law School.