The Baker Institute Roundtable Young Professionals hosted a member mixer focused on renewable energy technologies. Featured speaker Michael Skelly, CEO of Clean Line Energy Partners, discussed the largest hurdles facing the renewable energy industry, the future of domestic renewable technology adoption and whether the adoption of such technologies could have a significant effect on climate change.
The cost of attendance was $15 for the general public and for members of the Associate Roundtable. Members of the Baker Institute Roundtable and RYP Emerging Leaders received complimentary admission with the promotional code included in their email invitation.
Michael Skelly is the founder and president of Clean Line Energy Partners, which develops interstate transmission lines to connect America’s wind energy resources to market. Skelly founded the company with the vision to build game-changing infrastructure projects that would dramatically increase the supply of low-cost clean energy in the U.S. while creating jobs and supporting communities. Skelly has a track record of building effective teams and managing large-scale infrastructure projects from the development phase through construction and operation. Prior to founding Clean Line Energy, Skelly led the growth of Horizon Wind Energy from family ownership through acquisition by Goldman Sachs and ultimately ownership by EDP. During Skelly’s tenure at Horizon, the company cultivated a portfolio that today accounts for more than 4,000 megawatts of wind projects across the United States. Skelly received a B.A. in economics from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from Harvard Business School.