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Bringing clean energy to local communities: the O’Brien Solar Project

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EDF Renewables, in partnership with Madison Gas and Electric (MGE), developed a 20 MW solar project in Fitchburg, Wisconsin: the O’Brien Solar project. Join this pv magazine Webinar to gain insight into the process that led to the project’s development and understand what drives these kinds of projects forward in the Midwest of the US.

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Bringing clean energy to local communities: the O’Brien Solar Project

Clean energy is in high demand, and solar projects developed in the Midwest have the potential to supply it. There is a lot to be gained for the utility sector and large-scale energy users, but also for an often-forgotten player: the local community.

EDF Renewables, in partnership with Madison Gas and Electric (MGE), developed a 20 MW solar project in Fitchburg, Wisconsin: the O’Brien Solar project. The electricity produced is made available to local businesses under the utility’s Renewable Energy Rider (RER) program. With the interests of the local community at its core, MGE’s innovative model allows it to partner with city government, educational institutions, local businesses, and costumers looking to relocate or expand in the Fitchburg area.

Join this pv magazine Webinar to gain insight into the process that led to the project’s development and understand what drives these kinds of projects forward in the Midwest. Lincoln Lande, Vice President, Business Development at EDF Renewables and Todd Montevideo, Manager of Renewable and Distributed Energy Engineering at MGE will take us through the O’Brien solar project and discuss how the Midwest, and Wisconsin in particular, can lead the way in solar deployment.

pv magazine Webinar content:

  • Background of the O’Brien Solar project
  • MGE’s Renewable Energy Rider program and its business model
  • How MGE worked with local businesses to make clean energy more widely available
  • EDF Renewables role in the project’s development and commissioning
  • Q&A

Questions can be submitted beforehand or during the webinar through a chat window. David Wagman, Senior Editor at pv magazine USA will be the moderator of this webinar.

Registration for this pv magazine Webinar is free of charge.

Speakers

Lincoln Lande | Vice President, Business Development, EDF Renewables North America

Lincoln Lande serves as EDF Renewables Vice President of Business of Development for the Company Distributed Solutions business, where he is responsible for project origination. An attorney by trade, Lincoln served as a Project Development Attorney and later Director of Business Development. Since 2014, Lincoln has originated and developed 100+ MWs of distributed generation projects now in operation across the country.

Todd Montevideo| Manager of Renewable Engineering and DER, Madison Gas & Electric (MGE)

Todd Montevideo, P.E. serves as Madison Gas & Electric’s Manager of Renewable Engineering and DER. He graduated from Milwaukee School of Engineering with a BS in Electrical Engineering, and has worked in the electric and gas sector for more than 30 years. His experience includes engineering and operations in the areas of electric generation, substations, and distribution. Todd assisted with MGE’s first wind project, Rosiere Wind, in 1998.

Moderators

David Wagman | Senior Editor, pv magazine

David Wagman is a senior editor at pv magazine USA. David is a seasoned energy journalist and editor. His career includes work at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and in leadership roles on leading energy industry trade publications, conferences and websites. He holds a Master’s degree in City and Regional Planning.