From corporate buyers to landowners—we prioritize open, honest communication with all our partners. We set realistic expectations on project timelines and maintain strong communication throughout the development, construction, and operation process. Everyone at ENGIE US Grid Scale Renewables genuinely respects our partners, our communities, and our planet, which underpins the work we do every day. We encourage innovation and go the extra mile, every time, to build bigger, better renewable energy projects.
Over 30 projects
2,000+ Operations and
Construction Jobs Created
2,012 MW operating
The ENGIE Grid Scale Renewables team started working together in the US in 2008 (as Infinity Renewables), partnering with landowners and advocating for the projects that bring benefits to them and their communities. We successfully worked to ensure that landowners and their communities received all the benefits associated with participating in the Grid Scale Renewables projects we developed. With more than 1,600 MW of constructed projects to its credit, Infinity created a place in the Grid Scale Renewables industry with a strong reputation for developing high quality projects.
In February 2018, the ENGIE Group acquired the Infinity Renewables team and its pipeline of nearly 8,000 MW of Grid Scale Renewables energy assets under development. Now known as ENGIE US Grid Scale Renewables, the team has moved 10 projects into construction or operation since joining ENGIE, representing a significant contribution to the US energy portfolio. Joining ENGIE gave the Infinity team the opportunity to take advantage of an established strategic company with global energy trading, solar, energy storage, retail and other solutions to provide customers. Ultimately, this means we are building more projects, aligning the goals of the two companies as we seek to move to a zero carbon future.
ENGIE is the world’s largest independent power producer, with over 103 GW of generation assets under its control, and one of the oldest energy companies, dating back to nearly 200 years. Since its founding in 1822, ENGIE has grown into an award-winning global sustainable energy services company working with customers as they develop sustainable solutions to everyday issues.
In 2018, ENGIE had annual revenues in excess of U.S. $68.9 billion and EBITDA of U.S. $10.4 billion. ENGIE offers a strong balance sheet, a proven financial track record, and history of completing complex development projects all over the globe. ENGIE has partnered with tax equity investors and lenders to finance thousands of megawatts of renewable generation projects worldwide.
As a testament to the importance of sustainability in the organization, ENGIE was named to the two most prestigious Environmental, Social, and Governance indices: the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and the Dow Jones Sustainability Europe Index established by RobecoSAM. This places ENGIE among the top 10% of sustainability-driven companies in its sector and recognizes the ongoing effort in the environmental, corporate and societal responsibility fields.
Matt Riley co-founded the company (Infinity Renewables) that became ENGIE US Grid Scale Renewables. Mr. Riley’s experience in the grid scale renewables industry spans over a decade, during which time the grid scale renewables industry has experienced unprecedented growth.
Emily Cohen joined the organization in May 2015 as a Commercial Director, bringing over 13 years of experience in the development and successful commercialization of wind and solar energy projects throughout North America.
Eli J. Bosco joined the organization in August 2010 as Vice President of Project Delivery. With over 30 years in the industry, he has extensive knowledge in all phases of the development and delivery of wind power facilities.
Jonathan Koehn joined the organization as the Director of Project Development in March 2010 to bolster the company’s ability to take wind projects beyond the early stages of development and prepare them for construction. He is experienced in all facets of project development, from preliminary site identification to final project permitting.
Tom Whitaker joined the organization in September 2008 and brought with him a wide array of engineering experience from conducting aerospace composites research with the Boeing Corporation to work in both design and project management of engineering projects in the offshore oil industry.
George Nelson joined the organization in January 2018 as Director of Origination to lead the efforts toward securing power off-take agreements to facilitate the buildout of the organization’s projects. After several years working as a financial controller, Mr. Nelson spent the last 12 years working for renewable energy companies in a variety of different roles, including accounting, finance, risk management, development, power marketing and origination.
Casey Willis joined the organization as a Senior Project Developer in 2013. He has over 20 years of experience that is directly tied to project entitlements, permitting, environmental review, and land development. For the past 13 years he has worked as a wind developer with direct experience managing the development of utility scale wind projects that are now built and operating across the United States. In addition, he has specialized expertise in the permitting and environmental review of energy projects and has worked with various federal, state and local agencies in complex regulatory environments.
Christina White is a senior developer with vast experience in managing and executing a portfolio of renewable energy projects from greenfield development to final project permitting. She has a successful track record in developing projects in the West and Central regions of the US.
Curt Robinson joined the organization in February 2017 as a Project Manager providing support to the Project Delivery team. Mr. Robinson has nearly a decade of experience in the fields of project management and renewable energy project development
Graham Downey joined the organization as a Commercial Analyst in January of 2018. His experience in renewables started at Invenergy, where he had exposure to all aspects of the commercial cycle of renewable project development.
Owen Watson joined the organization in July 2016 to support all aspects of wind project development within the company. He is now managing several development-stage grid scale renewables projects in Kansas and Nebraska and continues to support the grid scale renewables development team in resource assessments and energy analysis.
Kathy Dowling joined the organization in June 2008. She is a Senior Development Coordinator, managing the accounts and payments to ENGIE’s landowners and is the main point of contact for landowner questions. Ms. Dowling has over 25 years of experience managing office administration.
John Ginder joined the organization as the Senior Legal Assistant in December 2014. He has over 7 years of experience working as a law clerk and legal assistant in civil litigation matters and gained first-hand exposure to land use issues while working for the Santa Barbara County Counsel’s Office.
Bob Baur is a Senior Land Agent for ENGIE. He has experience working as an oil and gas landman and over 13 years of wind project lease and easement acquisition. Mr. Baur’s real estate and business experience also includes 19 years of property management, 5 years as a small business owner, and 3 years as a real estate broker. He has extensive experience in acquisition, title, curative and due diligence.
Brian Wixon joined the organization in 2008 as a Land Agent. He is now the Director of the Land Acquisition Team and leads ENGIE US Wind’s team of land agents, who negotiate wind farm easement agreements, host landowner meetings, research public records, and prepare easements, leases, and amendments. Brian has decades of experience in business finance, management, sales, marketing, title curative, due diligence work, and land acquisition. Brian takes great pride in his midwestern upbringing and has worked on a farm or with farmers most of his life. He enjoys coaching his son’s baseball teams and watching him participate in football, basketball, and wrestling. Brian also enjoys watching his oldest daughter grow as she continues her education at SDSU. If Brian has some downtime, he spends it watching a movie with his wife, Carol, or hunting and fishing with family and friends.
Kenedy Singer joined the organization as a Land Agent in 2015. With over 20 years of experience in real estate and business relationship management, he has been a leader in the field of residential real estate since the early ‘90’s in both California and New Mexico working with large independent local firms such as McGuire Real Estate and Pitts & Bachmann.
David Mebane joined the organization as a Land Agent in 2016, bringing with him over 22 years of Land Acquisition and Project Management experience from the telecommunications industry, where he represented leading carriers such as Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T. Mr. Mebane has extensive experience in negotiating large-volume real estate transactions throughout the West and Mid-Western States.
Matt Peters began assisting the organization as a contract land agent in 2009 and became a full-time Land Agent in 2017. Mr. Peters’ vast land experience includes several years working in Commercial and Residential Real Estate and Land Management for an oil company in Oklahoma and Kansas.
Sarah Chaidez joined the organization as a Paralegal in October 2016. In her role, she assists and supports the team’s General Counsel. She has over 10 years of combined legal and administration experience. In 2018, she became a Notary Public in the State of California.
Dave Kohl is Legal Counsel. His legal background, analytical expertise, and client relations experience ensure the highest quality in landowner contracts and business rapport.
Sidney joined the team in June 2018, and brings over 18 years of experience in the energy sector. Sidney is responsible for originating long-term renewable energy contracts and marketing the company’s portfolio of utility-scale wind projects under development to utility companies and corporate buyers with renewable targets for their energy supply. Sidney has worked at a number of leading energy companies including Constellation, Enel Green Power, and Sempra Renewables.
Blair Brown joined the ENGIE US Grid Scale Renewables team as an Administrative Assistant in November 2018. In her role, she supports all aspects of day-to-day office management and accounts payable responsibilities. She has an extensive set of skills acquired from her versatile work experience, ranging from personal assistance to event coordination.
Keith Kurtz joined the organization as a Senior Project Developer in August 2018. Keith possesses over a decade of industry experience, which includes environmental permitting, project management, project development and asset management.
Alex joined the team in September 2018 and brings 5 years of experience in the energy sector. her background is in sustainable energy and communications. Alex manages the team’s RFP responses to customers seeking renewable energy, event planning, website development, and a wide range of other marketing and communications tasks.
Drew Pearson joined the organization in November 2018 as a GIS Specialist to manage the spatial data and mapping systems. He has a background in managing the GIS data for power infrastructure, wildlife populations and municipal water resources.
Since joining ENGIE in August of 2016, David Gonzalez has been leading ENGIE US Grid Scale Renewables’ acquisition efforts. Over the course of his 30 year career in the power industry, he has used his diverse background in engineering, financial analysis, and development to bring over 2,500 MWs of new projects into commercial operation today – both domestically and internationally.
Jane Pearson is Senior Counsel, providing primary legal support for ENGIE US Grid Scale Renewables. She has 25 years of legal experience as a commercial transactions attorney and has spent the past 20+ years working in the power business. Jane’s practice focuses on the development and ownership of independent power projects, both conventional gas-fired and wind power projects. Prior to joining ENGIE, Jane was Managing Counsel at BP Wind Energy North America for 10 years, where she supported the closing of over $1.2 billion in partner equity transactions and approximately $2 billion in non-recourse project financings.