Ric O’Connell is the Executive Director of GridLab, a national non-profit that delivers technical assistance to advocates and regulators, a connectivity platform to facilitate knowledge sharing, and education on best practices for complex grid issues. Since its founding in 2017, GridLab has executed 55 projects across 25 states, working with a network of more than 65 experts and partnering with over 30 independent organizations. Ric is a recognized leader in renewable energy technology and policy, having provided engineering support for over 8 GW of utility scale solar projects worldwide, and led high profile policy studies including 20 percent Wind Energy by 2030, and the California Renewable Energy Transmission Initiative. He has a BSEE from Duke University and a Master's in Renewable Energy Policy from CU Boulder. He also serves on the board of the Energy Systems Integration Group (esig.energy).
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
2:20 PM – 2:40 PM EDT