Speaker Biographies: “Solar Energy: Ready for Market”, February 15, 2006 David Eisenbud, Project Development Manager, PowerLight Corporation 993 Lenox Drive, Building Two, Suite 200 Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 USA; Direct: (609) 219-7476 Fax: (609) 219-7481 Main: (609 219-7460 Cell: (908) 377-7555; [email protected] For the last five years, Mr. Eisenbud has been responsible for development of projects in the Northeast region working from PowerLight’s New Jersey office. He provides clients with carefully crafted project opportunities that leverage the proven capabilities of PowerLight’s engineering, manufacturing, construction and customer service functions. Prior to joining PowerLight in 2001, Mr. Eisenbud was President of an environmental construction company completing commercial and municipal projects throughout New Jersey. Mr. Eisenbud has a BS in Finance from Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA and a MBA in Marketing from Fordham University in NYC. Lisa Frantzis, Director, Renewable and Distributed Energy, Navigant Consulting; 77 South Bedford Street, Burlington, MA 01803; phone: (781) 270.8314; fax: (781) 270.0418; e-mail: [email protected] Lisa Frantzis is Director, Renewable and Distributed Energy, at Navigant Consulting, and was previously with Arthur D. Little. With 26 years of experience in managing extensive technical, market, and economic analyses of renewable energy systems, she is recognized for her depth of knowledge and technical and strategic expertise. Her clients include policy makers, equipment manufacturers, oil companies, developers, utility companies, environmental groups, investors, and local, state, and federal governments. She has worked at high levels of government agencies to understand the effectiveness of government policies for renewable energy. She is on the Board of Directors for the American Council on Renewable Energy, was recently a Vice President of the Solar Energy Business Association of New England, and is a member of the American Wind Energy Association, as well as other renewable energy organizations. She has authored many journal articles and has been quoted in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times and other key publications on renewable energy issues. Paula Mints, Associate Director Navigant Consulting Photovoltaic Service Program, One Market Street, Suite 1200, San Francisco, California, 94105; phone 650-251-0708; fax 650-251-9284; email [email protected] Paula Mints is Associate Director, Photovoltaic Service Program, at Navigant Consulting, and was previously with Strategies Unlimited, where she led that company's photovoltaic research practice. She has been analyzing the photovoltaic industry since 1998, is widely recognized as an expert on PV technologies and markets, and has authored many highly regarded reports. Her clients include government research organizations, photovoltaic technology manufacturers, start up organizations, investors and others. She has authored many journal articles and has been quoted in key publications on the photovoltaic industry. Rhone Resch, President Solar Energy Industries Association, 805 15th St., NW, Suite 510, Washington, D.C., 20005; phone 202-682-0558; fax 202-682-0559; email [email protected] Rhone Resch has 15 years of experience working closely with both the federal government and industry to develop and implement clean energy solutions. He currently serves as the President of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). SEIA is the national trade association of the solar energy industry, representing all segments of the solar energy industry, from solar thermal to photovoltaics to concentrating solar power. SEIA members include manufacturers, distributors, contractors, installers, architects, consultants, marketers and utilities. SEIA, as the voice of solar energy in the United States, is responsible for all market analysis and lobbying on behalf of the solar industry with Congress and the Administration, and was responsible for the creation of the residential and commercial tax credits in the 2005 Energy Policy Act. SEIA also orchestrates public campaigns working with the media to help shape public support for solar energy. Rhone has served as Program Manager at the EPA’s Climate Protection Division in the Office of Air and Radiation, where he developed and implemented energy efficiency programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and hazardous air pollutants from the petroleum industry and is Chairman of the Western Governors Association Solar Energy Task Force. Edna Sussman, Hoguet Newman & Regal LLP, 10 East 40th Street, New York, NY 10016; Tel 212-689-8808; Email: [email protected] Edna Sussman, of Counsel to Hoguet Newman & Regal LLP in New York City, has had extensive experience representing clients and in domestic and international litigation. She is active as a neutral serving frequently as both an arbitrator and a mediator. Ms. Sussman was previously a litigation partner at White & Case, LLP and serves on numerous arbitration and mediation panels. Ms. Sussman’s area of concentration has been in complex commercial litigation arising out of disputes concerning environmental matters, contracts, securities, financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcy, and transnational litigation. Ms. Sussman is currently chairing a Sustainability Planning Task Force for the Westchester County Legislature. She is also currently a vice-chair of the Renewable Energy Resources Committee of the American Bar Association’s SEER Section and chairing a Subcommittee on Emissions Trading for the International Dispute Resolution Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. Ms. Sussman received her B.A. from Barnard College and her J.D. from Columbia Law School. Wm. W. Westerfield, III, Of Counsel, Stoel Rives, LLP; 770 L Street, Suite 800, Sacramento, CA 95814; phone: (916) 319-4749; fax: (916) 447-4781; email: [email protected] Mr. Westerfield works out of the Sacramento Office of Stoel Rives, LLP, where he is Of Counsel to the firm. His practice focuses on energy issues arising from electric utility regulation and the growing renewable energy market in California and the Western United States. He practices mainly before the California Public Utilities Commission. Previously, Mr. Westerfield was Senior Counsel to the California Energy Commission, where he worked on power plant siting and renewable energy programs, and was instrumental in founding the Western Renewable Energy Generation Information System (WREGIS). Mr. Westerfield also served as a Trial Attorney for the Environmental Enforcement Section of the U.S Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. Fred Zalcman, Executive Director Pace Law School Energy Project, E-House, 78 North Broadway, White Plains, New York 10603; Phone: 914- 422-4082; e-mail: [email protected] ( New York City Local Speaker) Fred Zalcman, the Executive Director of the Pace Energy Project, has been lead counsel for New York's environmental community in a variety of proceedings before the New York Public Service Commission. Mr. Zalcman has been the team leader on a number of consensus building activities among environmental NGOs on restructuring policy and among insurance companies on the benefits of sustainable energy investments. He teaches energy and natural resource law at Pace Law School and has significant experience in energy and environmental matters, both as an attorney and as a policy analyst. Prior to joining Pace in 1994, he was head of the Strategic Planning Section of the Illinois Department of Energy and Natural Resources where he was chiefly responsible for the development of statewide policies and programs for electric and gas integrated resource planning (IRP), energy conservation, renewable energy development, competitive resource bidding, and power plant siting and certification. Most recently, Mr. Zalcman has focused his efforts on removing economic and environmental regulatory barriers to the development of emerging clean distributed generation technologies through research, policy analysis, education and outreach, and regulatory intervention.