Houston February 2019 Luncheon
"Trends in U.S. Renewable Energy Development"
This session will cover latest trends in renewable energy development in Texas and around the United States as we enter the “middle innings” of a renewable energy transformation. Topics will include technology advances, changing market conditions, and evolving policies across wind, solar, storage and electric transmission development. What happens to power markets and our energy infrastructure as renewable energy penetration accelerates?
Cary Kottler serves as Senior Director of Business Development for Pattern Energy. In this role, Cary is responsible for the development of renewable energy and electric transmission initiatives across North America as well as the evaluation and origination of new opportunities.
Prior to joining Pattern, Cary served as Executive Vice President of Clean Line Energy. He held a number of roles at Clean Line encompassing the development, commercial and legal sectors. His responsibilities included project development, state and federal permitting processes, FERC matters, corporate compliance, financing arrangements, commercial agreements and construction contracts for Clean Line’s electric transmission and wind energy projects. In addition, Cary was responsible for board management, business development initiatives and transaction execution.
Prior to joining Clean Line, Cary was a corporate attorney for Vinson & Elkins, focusing on mergers and acquisitions, project development and private equity investments across the energy and power sector, both domestically and internationally.
Originally from Michigan, Cary grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada, which fostered his love of the outdoors in the Southwest. An avid hiker and skier, Cary now lives in Houston with his wife, Meredith, and two daughters. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Rice University while captaining the rugby team, and a Juris Doctor from UCLA School of Law. Cary was a founding member of Empower Nepali Girls, a non-profit organization that provides educational opportunities to at-risk children in Nepal. He currently serves as Chair of the Transmission Committee and Co-Chair of the Electrification Task Force for the American Wind Energy Association.