Power Shift: The Industry Pivots to Renewable Generation

START DATE:12/8/2021

Start Time:2:00 PM EST

Duration:60 minutes


As the number of new renewable energy installations are overtaking the number of traditional fossil-fuel based generating plants being built, how are contractors and consultants changing their business practices to meet the new demand?

This webinar will explore the transition from new ways of working with clients to the changing skills needed for labor to build solar or wind projects instead of coal plants. What are recommended best practices for the power shift?

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Adam Bernardi

Strategic Business Development Leader, Energy Group

Burns & McDonnell

Adam Bernardi leads strategic business development efforts for renewable energy, specifically solar and storage, for the Energy Group at Burns & McDonnell. He supports utilities and developers in the upfront development of renewable energy projects, from siting and commercialization strategies all the way through commercial operation. With an MBA in finance and experience working for an IPP, Adam has a unique background and talent for seeing the bigger picture resulting in seamless contract negotiations.

Brad Hise

Operations Manager, US Solar

PCL Construction Enterprises, Inc.

Brad has over 15 years of construction experience, with a primary focus in the heavy industrial sector. His attention to detail, meticulous planning and organizational skills have enabled him to excel as PCL’s Solar Division’s US Operational Lead due to his high technical competency, ability to communicate effectively, and ability to manage project pursuits efficiently through design management, scope of work delineation and risk assessment. Due to his exemplary skills as a leader and builder who is relentless in ensuring PCL always looks for ways to improve processes, methods, and procedures.

Paul Skurdahl

Senior Vice President and Director, Solar

Black & Veatch

Paul Skurdahl, Senior Vice President and Director of Solar for Black & Veatch, has more than 35 years of experience in the power industry with a broad background in renewable energy. He is experienced across all the phases of development, engineering and construction for wind and solar projects, along with in-depth knowledge of project construction, including design, permitting, estimating, EPC agreements, turbine and PV panel supply agreements, construction management and commissioning.

Pam Russell (Moderator)

Deputy Editor




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