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Annual REI Gathering at North Farm

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North Farm Yacht Club

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Underutilized Resources and Tremendous Opportunities: Brownfields and Other Challenging Properties as Sites for Solar Projects

Join us for our always well-attended, highly anticipated North Farm Yacht Club annual gathering! For those of you have not had a chance to attend in past years or are new to REI, you can look forward to good company and a beautiful setting.

As this year's guest presenters, Everett Tatelbaum from Kearsarge Energy, LP, Edward Summerly and Doug Le Do from GZA, Geoenviromental, Inc., will discuss the challenges and advantages of developing solar energy facilities on Brownfields sites and other types of under-utilized property including closed landfills, environmentally impacted properties and other non-prime real-estate. Brownfields are generally underutilized properties which offer unique opportunities and challenges for solar development, and often receive favorable regulatory and/or financial treatment. This presentation will focus on the permitting, engineering, financing and development of utility-scale solar energy projects on non-prime developable parcels.



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Everett Tatelbaum

Mr. Tatelbaum is Vice President & Partner at Kearsarge Energy, a privately held renewable energy project development, finance and holding company. He was a member of Kearsarge’s founding team in 2010, and now leads strategy, finance, project development, asset management and energy policy. Over the last seven years he played a key role in the completion of more than 60 MW and $180 million of solar photovoltaic projects in various markets with a focus on partnerships with municipalities and public organizations. Kearsarge’s projects have utilized multiple financing structures and capital sources, including private equity, tax equity and debt. Projects have included commercial and utility-scale capped landfills, brownfields, former agricultural land, rooftops, parking canopies and greenfields.

Prior to Kearsarge he worked in research at specialty environmental law firm, BCK, Law, P.C., where he focused on energy efficiency and regulatory affairs. Mr. Tatelbaum also taught high school mathematics, completed a one-year AmeriCorps community service term in Brockton, Massachusetts, and designed and completed a ten-month intensive international field study in sustainable agriculture and alternative energy.

Mr. Tatelbaum holds a BA in History from Wesleyan University.

Edward Summerly

Ed Summerly, P.G., is a Senior Vice President at GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. in Providence, Rhode Island. He has over 30 years of experience in the environmental science and engineering field and directs a broad-range of projects involving environmental permitting, assessment of impacts to soil and groundwater, human health and ecological risk characterization, site remediation and brownfields redevelopment. Ed serves as GZA’s corporate Technical Practice Lead for Solid Waste Services practice area. He received his B.S. in geology from the University of Rhode Island and completed his field geology certification at the University of Texas, El Paso.

Doug Le Do

Doug Le Do is a Senior Project Manager at GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. in Providence, Rhode Island. He has over 20 years of experience in soil, foundation, dam and waterfront engineering projects. He has acted as project manager or project engineer for projects involving geotechnical site investigations, testing and instrumentation, and construction monitoring. He received his B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Rhode Island.

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