Financing Microgrids: Opportunities for Public-Private Partnerships

Microgrids offer opportunities for local communities to invest in energy-efficient and low-carbon sources of electricity while improving their resilience to extreme weather and security risks.  Microgrids provide about 1.6 GW or roughly 0.2 percent of U.S. electricity. They are especially useful for universities, hospitals, and military bases.


Shalom Flank, Ph.D.
Microgrid Architect, Urban Ingenuity

Dr. Flank became the nation’s first “microgrid architect” more than a dozen years ago, as Pareto Energy’s Chief Technology Officer. Dr. Flank has served as microgrid architect for a number of project development companies, including Urban Ingenuity, Pareto, and Anbaric. Dr. Flank manages technical, financial, and regulatory aspects of their…

Kyle Haas
Energy Policy and Compliance Analyst, District of Columbia Department of Energy and Environment

Mr. Haas works closely with policymakers, ratepayers, businesses and utilities to achieve the District’s energy system goals. This work includes drafting comments on behalf of the District of Columbia Government in regulatory proceedings, analyzing legislative initiatives and managing grant programs. His area of practice is multidisciplinary – blending quantitative and…

Doug Vine
Director of Energy Analysis, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

Doug Vine is the Director of Energy Analysis at the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES). He leads the center’s work on energy decarbonization policies and technology analysis, following trends in global and domestic energy production and utilization and their impact on greenhouse gas emissions. Additionally, he focuses on…

Fatima Maria Ahmad
, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions