Vice President, Great Plains Institute
Brian Ross, AICP, LEED GA, is a Vice President at the Great Plains Institute, leading GPI’s renewable energy market transformation efforts in the Midwest and nationally. Brian joined the institute after 20 years as a consultant working with local, regional, and state governments on climate and energy planning, policy, and regulation. He managed stakeholder engagement and technical committee facilitation for the MN Solar Pathways project, identifying barriers and solutions to deep penetration of renewable energy in Minnesota and the Midwest. He currently directs GPI’s technical assistance for the national SolSmart certification program for local governments, is helping lead national research efforts on integrating renewable energy development with natural systems and for water quality benefits, and is developing work on non-electric integration of renewable energy systems.