Kevin Cousineau

is one of the pioneers of wind energy development in the United States with his first designs for wind turbines control systems appearing in 1979. He continued his control, data acquisition and electrical system development for 32 years at Pacific Energy  Systems, Zond Systems, Enron Wind, GE Wind Energy and Clipper Windpower. Kevin holds 17 patents in wind turbine and industrial controls and is the 1995 recipient of the AWEA Technical Achievement Award. He has published numerous technical and engineering papers on wind energy, audio concert reinforcement, data acquisition and battery technology. Kevin is currently founder of KLC electronics, a renewable energy consulting business.

Albert K. Davies

Al joined Zond, one of the pioneers of wind energy development, in 1981 and served as Senior Vice President of Resources and Senior Vice President of Project Development. In 2000 Al founded Caurus Power, Inc. to handle the pre-developement activities of the $500 million Wild Horse Wind Energy Facility near Ellensburg, Washington. In these capacities he has supervised land acquisitions, leases, permits, royalty agreements, utility power purchase agreements, interconnection agreements, and partnership agreements for over 85,000 acres and thousands of wind turbines. Al was a founding and managing member of Wind Stream Properties, LLC in 1981 and has served as its President since 2008. He has served as Director of the American Wind Energy Association and four terms as Chairman of the Kern Wind Energy Association.

Robert H. Gates

Bob is one of the pioneers of the wind industry, having begun the commercial wind energy element of Zond Systems, Inc. (“Zond”) in 1981. Zond grew to be the largest wind energy development company in the world by the mid 1990s. In addition to site development, Zond developed wind turbine technology, including the manufacture of the largest American made turbines of their era. Bob held senior executive roles at Zond, and its acquirer Enron Wind, and when GE purchased the business he served to transition the wind activity into the GE organization. He later served as Chief Commercial Officer for Clipper Windpower andled the commercial side of the business, as well as serving as the commercial leader on the Intellectual Property Council. Bob’s industry participation includes serving on the board of the American Wind Energy Association, including two terms as Chairman of the Board, the Kern Wind Energy Association, and the California Wind Energy Association. During Bob’s career he has participated in the financing of over $7.5 Billion worth ofwind energy installations.