Bill co-founded OneEnergy Renewables. He specializes in structuring renewable energy transactions between OneEnergy’s middle-market solar PV projects, large-scale electricity end users, and utilities focused on meeting compliance and risk management obligations. Bill also leads OneEnergy’s renewable energy credit business.
Prior to starting OneEnergy, Bill directed procurement and risk management for Bonneville Environmental Foundation. Earlier in his career, Bill practiced environmental and energy law, handling utility rate cases, environmental permitting, water rights, and other matters.
Bill received his J.D. from Lewis & Clark College, and his B.S. in Physiology from the University of California Davis. Bill’s dog Buster often holds down the fort at OneEnergy’s Portland office.
Kim’s almost 20 years in the energy industry – 15 in renewables – spans across positions in the wind and solar business, including strategy, project acquisitions, development, PPAs, finance and procurement.
At Iberdrola Renewables, Kim managed and built the U.S. solar power business, and also closed the company’s first sale-leaseback financing structure for more than $100 million. As the director of wind asset management at PPM Energy, she developed and managed a team responsible for the P&L of over 2,000MW of wind assets. Most recently Kim worked for 3Degrees as the head of their Renewable Energy Procurement division and then Strategy and Corporate Development. There, she advised companies on how to reduce their carbon footprint through the purchase of renewable energy and helped increase 3Degrees’ impact enabling corporations to take urgent action on climate change.
Kim has B.A. from UC Berkeley, a MBA and a MPH from San Diego State University, and a MS in Society and Bioethics from King’s College, London.
Steve Trainer, a co-founder of Seneca Group, currently serves as its Chairman of the Board. Though he stepped back from the firm’s day-to-day operations at year-end 2009, Seneca continues to benefit from his counsel. Prior to co-founding Seneca Group, he was a senior vice president and principal at Wright Runstad & Company.
Steve holds a B.A. in History from Stanford University and graduated cum laude from the University of Washington with a B.S. in Building Construction. Currently on the Boards of Seattle University, Cleanscapes and Chief Seattle Club, Steve has previously served on the Boards of the Downtown Seattle Association, Housing Resources Group, Elderhealth Northwest, Holy Names Academy, and CARE. Steve and his wife live on Capitol Hill and have two daughters.
Michael Grenier leads Wy’East Ventures, a special situation investment company with a mission to catalyze opportunities to accelerate the world’s transition to a clean energy economy. Mike serves on several boards, and is a serial entrepreneur with multiple successful exits and a 20 year career that spans software, venture capital, wind energy, solar energy, and finance. Prior to founding Wy’East, Mike was co-founder of Smart Energy Capital, a leading distributed generation finance and development company that was acquired by NextEra. Earlier in his career, Mike was a co-founder of SunWorks (acquired by Amonix), led the creation of SunEdison Europe, and was one of the first employees at the wind developer Ridgeline Energy. Mike holds a B.A. with honors from Stanford University and an MBA from the University of Maryland.