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February 2017

 

Daniel Miller

President, Georgetown Energy and Cleantech Club
Georgetown MBA Student

 

 

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Please note your affiliation and years of experience in the energy and/or environmental field, and any particular achievement/interest in energy/environment you would like to mention.

My experience practicing in the energy field is modest, in comparison, at just shy of four years. I was previously a project manager for a solar energy developer in New Jersey called KDC Solar. This was my first professional experience after college and the opportunity that taught me the inner workings of energy project development and construction. I am now a second year MBA student at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business and recently completed my tenure as President of Georgetown's Energy and Cleantech Club. I'm looking forward to graduation this coming May.

 

Any particular achievement/interest in energy/environment you would like to mention?

I'm particularly proud of the project which I was given the opportunity to lead at KDC Solar. My team and I successfully developed and built a 6.3 megawatt net-metered photovoltaic generating facility for the CentraState Medical Center in Freehold, New Jersey. For those interested in more details I've included the link: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/updated--kdc-solar-and-centrastate-medical-center-cut-ribbon-on-631-megawatt-solar-power-system-300012842.html

In your opinion, what are important economic/policy issues facing the energy industry nowadays?

My interest and understanding of energy issues continues to develop the more I learn and involve myself in the industry. On a less technical note, however, I believe that one of the important issues facing the energy industry is motivating people outside of the professional, academic, and policy circles of the energy industry, to engage themselves in those topics. The energy industry is on the precipice of tremendous, and likely necessary, change and it is going to take a volume of collective interest, support, and sacrifice to make that change happen.

 

How long have you been a member of NCAC? Any particular NCAC memory you would like to share with us?

I became a member of NCAC only a year ago after being engaged by James Koehler and Jim McDonnell to assist in planning NCAC's annual conference last April. The energy policy conference, held at Georgetown, was my indoctrination into the USAEE NCAC and was a tremendously successful team effort. I look forward to staying involved with the organization and welcome members to connect:dtm52@georgetown.edu