President & CEO
TerraPro Solutions (USA)
We are proud to announce that Kimberlee Centera will join Green Connections and wrap up the day with a highly relevant speech.
Kimberlee Centera presents:
What California’s Ambitious Climate Policy Can Mean for the World
On August 28, 2018, the California Assembly passed a bill that requires 100 percent of the state’s electricity to come from carbon-free sources by the end of 2045. The new bill also moves up the state’s earlier time line to reach 50 percent renewables from 2030 to 2026. California regulators believe that the state’s major utilities could reach that milestone as early as 2020.
California is a testing ground for what is technically achievable, providing a massive market for the rollout of clean-energy technologies and building a body of knowledge that other states and nations can leverage. If California can demonstrate that a grid with high levels of renewables can effectively operate, this knowledge can be exported to the rest of the world. The portfolio of technologies employed in pursuit of such policies could radically alter the costs—and odds—of reaching the end goal.
About Kimberlee Centera
Kimberlee Centera, founder and CEO of TerraPro Solutions is a trailblazer in a male-dominated industry. She began her career in renewables over 25 years ago at SeaWest Wind Power. As a risk management expert for the development and financing of large-scale generator energy projects for public utilities and community development, she possesses the expertise to identify, manage and mitigate risk. Kimberlee works on complex high-value projects, such as a wind farm development that powers a JP Morgan Chase property. In addition to consulting, TerraPro Solutions offers real-world training and coaching. A leading renewable energy expert, Kimberlee has provided commentary for National Public Radio’s Marketplace. She frequently serves as a speaker and educator at leading wind and solar conferences.