The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has selected 22 leaders out of approximately 55 candidates to participate in its 2016 Executive Energy Leadership program (Energy Execs). Matthew Berry, one of our Sr. Project Managers with the Solar & Emerging Renewables group will participate in the four-month long program. Matthew expressed interest in the program a few years back and decided to apply this last year explaining, “I hope my participation in this program sheds light on Mortenson’s capability in the renewable energy markets and encourages fellow team members to seek out professional development through NREL.”
The NREL program provides non-technical business, governmental, and community leaders throughout the country an opportunity to learn about renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies, analytical tools, and financing to guide their organizations and communities in energy-related decisions and planning.
The program began in June of 2016 and offers executive decision-makers from throughout the U.S. an in-depth opportunity to learn from some of NREL’s most prominent scientists, engineers and professionals, tour research facilities, and visit local renewable energy installations.
At the conclusion of the program, participants will demonstrate what they've learned in the program by presenting a feasible clean energy project that is relevant to their organization or community. Matthew plans to present how Mortenson’s work ties into their laboratory investigations from a construction standpoint and how Mortenson can help them develop programs to enhance overall design, testing and installation on renewable energy projects.
Matthew is the second team member from Mortenson to have been selected into the NREL program. His extensive renewable energy portfolio experience includes large utility scale solar and wind projects totaling nearly one gigawatt, expertise with multiple wind turbine manufactures, knowledge of various geographic regions throughout North America and over a decade of industry experience.
Read more on the NREL 2016 program and full list of participants >>