Now more than ever, we need to take action to increase the deployment of green power. Fortunately, it has never been less expensive or easier to Go Green. So let’s work together to turn sunny days and windy nights into inexpensive and clean power to get this done!
Fosterra is a professional services firm dedicated to driving sustainable practices worldwide. We have expertise in energy policy implementation, program management, project evaluation, and strategic planning across public and private sector organizations in the US and China. Our approach is to efficiently use our resources and highly focused effort to ensure real-world results on time and on budget.
The Fosterra team forms collaborative partnerships to enable projects that improve our environment and economy, while building deep understanding within our client organizations. We take responsibility for helping our clients achieve market-leading results through innovation, dedication and commitment to excellence.
Ben Foster, President of Fosterra® LLC, delivers green energy and clean transportation leadership to the commercial, government, education, and utility sectors. He is a champion for programs that have a positive impact on the environment and create robust outcomes for buyers, investors, and the clean energy market at large. Mr. Foster has worked on projects in over 300 jurisdictions across the United States and in China at various stages of development from planning through operations.
Previously, Ben was Senior Vice President for Optony Inc., a leading international provider of independent lifecycle management services for commercial and governmental renewable energy projects. As an industry leader, Ben has led over a dozen regional collaborative efforts to improve best practices and deploy them across the United States and internationally through federally funded projects, industry whitepapers, technical reports, best practice guides, and market-oriented training.
Ben has a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Accounting from the University of Colorado, Boulder and an MBA in International Business from Old Dominion University. He also earned the designation of Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and Certified Financial Manager (CFM).
Ben is an invited guest speaker at clean technology events and institutions internationally including Denver University, UC Berkeley, San Jose State University, Peking University, the US EPA and Department of Energy on the topics of government energy strategy, solar economics, cleantech innovation, product lifecycle management and global supply chain operations.
Mayfield Renewables specializes in renewable energy project technical services, including electrical and structural designs, project evaluation, and commissioning. They are committed to making the world a better place and value the importance of advancing clean, sustainable energy generation to protect the health of the environment and ensure the future of our children.
Colorado Energy Group (CEG) is a customer-focused strategic energy planning advisor to governments, utilities, homebuilders, developers and energy efficiency and renewable energy providers. CEG is hired primarily for our energy efficiency and solar Best Practice implementation experience with industry and local and state governments, stakeholder engagement strategies, codes and standards knowledge, balanced Community Choice Energy expertise, and our comprehensive clean energy technology policy expertise.
ReWire Energy is an energy advisory firm that helps its customers maintain choice and control over their energy decisions. They are committed to solving energy challenges through assessments, energy audits and efficiency, and by working to find renewable energy options, including solar power. Rewire provides their multi-faceted expertise for clients in the commercial, multi-family, residential, and community solar sectors.
Blue Dot Analytics has extensive experience in measuring the energy, environmental, social, and economic co-benefits of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects and programs, and can determine whether the project or program actually delivers on what it promises to do. By taking a holistic approach to assessing costs and benefits, Blue Dot Analytics can provide clarity around the full impacts of projects and programs to better inform decision-makers and stakeholders.
KyotoUSA encourages the cities we live in and the institutions and people who make up our local communities, to take real, substantive action to address the causes of global warming and the climate disruption that it causes. KyotoUSA is currently working in two areas where residents can have a significant influence in reducing local emissions: assisting California school districts reduce their energy consumption and to install renewable energy systems with the support of our HELiOS Project (Helios Energy Lights Our Schools); and, the development of Community Choice Aggregation programs in California's cities and counties.