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UNC Clean Tech Speaker

Don Giecek

Don Giecek
Senior Development Manager
Apex Clean Energy

Biography

Since 2003, Don has actively facilitated collaboration between wind developers, utilities, scientists, environmentalists, permitting agencies, landowners, planners, and local government officials.  His experience in the wind energy field includes employment in the academic, non-profit, and for-profit development arenas, including a faculty appointment as the Director of the Virginia Wind Energy Collaborative at James Madison University (JMU).

As Business Development Manager with Chicago based Invenergy, Don focused on developing utility scale wind assets in the Mid-Atlantic region. With Richmond based Timmons Group, Mr. Giecek performed siting, fatal flaw analyses, and due diligence studies on multiple offshore wind turbine sites for Virginia’s Advanced Technology Demonstration Project (VADTP), a project funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and overseen by the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy.

Currently, Mr. Giecek is Senior Development Manager with Apex Clean Energy in Charlottesville, VA. He manages all aspects of wind development, including site selection, landowner relations, transmission interconnection, permitting, legislative and regulatory initiatives, local government relations, and public relations.

Don is a Virginia native and a graduate of James Madison University.