Who We Are

WE ARE ABLE GRID

Able Grid develops, constructs, and operates BESS facilities from beginning to end. Our team has a wide variety of experience in project development, power markets, and project execution. They have developed and constructed over 2 GW of standalone storage, wind, and solar projects across the US. As a developer, we are technology-agnostic and choose the right battery technology and configuration for our customers’ unique needs.

Able Grid was founded in 2017 to bring stand-alone storage to the electric grid and enable better use of our electric infrastructure. Barnaby, Eric, and David saw a unique opportunity to place storage at key locations on the grid. With this mission, Able Grid has a pipeline of over 7 GW across the US and will start construction on its first two projects in the fall of 2020.

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Leadership
Commercial
Development
Execution
Strategy & Analytics
Finance
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Barnaby Olson Chief Executive Officer
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Barnaby Olson
Chief Executive Officer

Barnaby co-founded Able Grid and leads construction and asset management activities for the company. He has more than 15 years of experience in the renewable energy industry with prior leadership roles in project development, construction and asset management.

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David Cieminis Chief Commercial Officer
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David Cieminis
Chief Commercial Officer

David co-founded Able Grid and leads financing, M&A, and strategic business development activities across the company. He has over a decade working on both behind-the-meter and utility-scale storage and solar projects.

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Eric Stoutenburg Chief Development Officer
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Eric Stoutenburg
Chief Development Officer

Eric leads strategy for Able Grid’s portfolio of development projects including originating new projects, commercial efforts, and project development. He has over a decade of experience in energy investments and renewable energy project development.

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Tom Noelle Director, Origination - East
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Tom Noelle
Director, Origination - East

Tom is responsible for the commercialization of Able Grid’s energy storage projects in the Eastern US. He has over thirty years of experience in the energy industry in both wholesale and retail markets with extensive origination, business development, deal structuring and contract negotiation experience and has primarily focused on commercial transactions to support the development of energy storage for the past ten years.

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Mark Tourangeau Director, Origination - West
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Mark Tourangeau
Director, Origination - West

Mark is responsible for the commercialization of Able Grid’s energy storage projects in the Western US. He has over twenty-five years of experience in the energy industry in wholesale gas and power markets and in merchant generation, with a focus on origination, business development, asset management, risk management, and finance.

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Christina Wolf Senior Director, Development
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Christina Wolf
Senior Director, Development

Christina leads development of Able Grid’s projects on the east coast and in California, focusing on real estate contracts and land use permitting. She previously worked on the development of data centers and solar farms, and her background is in environmental law and land use planning.

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Sam Lines Market Director - East
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Sam Lines
Market Director - East

Sam manages market development and strategy for Able Grid’s Eastern markets, directing investment in new projects, interacting closely with ISOs, utilities, policymakers, and various stakeholders in land development to facilitate market entry, project development, RFP bids, and project financing and sales. Sam has over a decade of experience in energy, including roles in solar development and building efficiency.

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Ricardo Betts Development Director -West
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Ricardo Betts
Development Director -West

Ricardo leads development of Able Grid’s projects across the central and western regions, focusing on greenfield development, real estate contracts, and land use permitting. Previously, Ricardo has led the project execution/development/and management of over $8 billion of Residential, Commercial, Industrial and Renewable Energy Projects.

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Dustin Pulciani Director, Real Estate
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Dustin Pulciani
Director, Real Estate

Dustin leads real estate and site control efforts of Able Grid’s projects in the Western US, and provides support on all permitting efforts in this area. Dustin’s experience has provided support for small developers as well as Fortune 500 Companies in the areas of real estate law, site development, asset/portfolio management, and title insurance.

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Tom Kruger Director, Permitting
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Tom Kruger
Director, Permitting

Tom is responsible for land use permitting and environmental compliance for projects in the Western US. Tom has over 15 years of experience in local land use planning and permitting, state siting permitting, and NEPA review for for energy infrastructure projects including wind and solar farm projects and transmission lines.

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Dan Cantor Director of Strategy and Analytics
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Dan Cantor
Director of Strategy and Analytics

Dan has over seven years’ experience in the renewable energy sector. Prior to joining Able Grid, Dan spent time at both APL Renewables and SunEdison focused on market strategy and analytics for storage, utility-scale solar, and wind. At SunEdison, Dan was part of a nine-person origination team that executed utility-scale solar and wind projects totaling over one GW of PPAs. At each of these previous organizations, Dan supported broader origination and development efforts to identify priority markets and customer needs. He holds an MBA, MS, and BS from the University of Michigan.

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Sam Brandin Manager of Strategy & Analytics
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Sam Brandin
Manager of Strategy & Analytics

Sam is a key part of the team responsible for evaluating the commercial and economic viability of Able Grid’s energy storage projects in the US. He has over 4 years of experience in wholesale energy storage development with direct experience in origination, techno-economic modeling, business development, wholesale capacity market participation and power marketing. Prior to joining Able Grid, he worked for Enel on their stand-alone wholesale storage development team which successfully negotiated 88MW|352MWh of contracted storage offtake with two California IOUs. Sam holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Bentley University.

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Matt Shea Analyst, Strategy and Analytics
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Matt Shea
Analyst, Strategy and Analytics

Matt supports all strategy efforts which includes evaluating the commercial and economic viability of Able Grid’s energy storage projects across the US. Matt holds both a finance degree and a computer information systems degree from Bentley University and has been with Able Grid since graduating in 2019.

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Jason Knedlhans Director of Energy Storage Solutions
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Jason Knedlhans
Director of Energy Storage Solutions

As a valued member of the Able Grid team, Jason brings with him more than 13 years of experience in the design and engineering of renewable energy systems. He began his career in the industry at Underwriters Laboratories, where he managed renewable energy engineers and developed global laboratories for solar panels, inverters, and batteries. As the Energy Storage Technical Manager at Mortenson, he oversaw modeling, design, engineering, vendors, pricing inputs, and technical innovation, thereby providing Mortenson’s customers with the most economical and technically-feasible solutions. Jason holds a BS in electrical engineering from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.

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Jim Lucht Construction Manager
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Jim Lucht
Construction Manager

Jim oversees construction of Able Grid’s energy storage projects and takes pride in providing our customers with the highest quality, longest lasting solution possible. With over 10 years of renewable energy experience, Jim has installed over 300 MW of energy storage and 1200 MW of wind generation to date and has a long history of constructing highly technical projects across several industries.

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Anthony Mansoor Senior Project Manager
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Anthony Mansoor
Senior Project Manager

Anthony leads execution of Able Grid’s development assets and is responsible for managing contracts, procurement, and construction through Commercial Operation. Prior to joining he worked for a renewable EPC deploying over 160 MW/200 MWh of energy storage capacity across the Country. Anthony holds both a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering from the Universities of Michigan and Washington, respectively.

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Travis Stowers Manager, Engineering
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Travis Stowers
Manager, Engineering

Travis performs key technical roles at Able Grid including system design and optimization, performance and cost modeling, as well as vendor and sub-contractor management. Travis led the distribution system interconnection process for a major US utility and oversaw the deployment of the company’s first large-scale battery energy storage systems. He later transitioned to a major US energy storage integrator where he was responsible for system design, vendor selection, and product development activities.

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Andrew Fales Chief Financial Officer
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Andrew Fales
Chief Financial Officer

Bio coming soon

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Jenny Kelsey Controller
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Jenny Kelsey
Controller

Bio coming soon