Posted by David Ertz
Matt Kearns, Chief Development Officer, Longroad Energy will be our speaker this Friday.
Matt has over 20 years of experience in the energy industry with a focus on developing renewable energy projects. 
In his current role at Longroad Energy, which is headquartered in Boston, Matt is responsible for the company’s project development activities across the U.S., but happily based in Portland, Maine. Longroad is a renewable energy developer focused on the development and operation of wind and solar energy projects throughout North America.  
Prior to joining Longroad, he was the Vice President for Development at First Wind Energy. There he led the development, and supported the financing and construction of approximately 700MW of wind power in the northeastern U.S., which is among the most challenging permitting and development environments in the country. This portfolio includes the two largest wind projects in New England; Oakfield Wind (150MW) and Bingham Wind (186MW) located in Maine and one of the first wind projects in Vermont -- Sheffield Wind (40MW).
Matt earned a Bachelor of Arts, English/Environmental Studies from Colby College. He serves on Maine Audubon’s Advisory Board of Directors and is a Corporator for the Boys and Girls Club of Southern Maine.
The title of his presentation is:  Future of Utility-Scale Renewable Energy Projects in Maine.