Chris has two decades of experience in the clean energy sector and has developed over two GW of projects now in operation or construction. Prior to starting GridStor, he was at Google, where he led clean energy investing for the global data center business and was head of the Portland office. During his seven years at Google, Chris originated and managed investments in projects and companies totaling over $1.5B in equity commitments. Prior to Google, he was a co-founder and Chief Development Officer of Element Power, a private equity-backed wind and solar IPP where he built a team of over 20 and a portfolio of 5+ GW.
Chris first began developing clean energy projects in 2002 at Zilkha Renewable Energy (now EDP Renewables). He led the West region for EDP, including building a team of 20 professionals and a portfolio of 6 GW. His other experience includes environmental policy and advocacy roles in the non-profit and government sectors. He started his career as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ivory Coast. Chris has a BA from Amherst College and an MPA from Princeton University’s School of International and Public Affairs.
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GridStor pursues challenging prospects and delivers projects that perform at the highest standards. That’s due to the determination of our diverse, experienced team and the culture of collaboration that we foster. We aspire to build the most talented team in our industry while remaining humble and treating everyone with respect.
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Each member of the GridStor team recognizes that battery storage plays a pivotal role in decarbonizing America’s power grid and anticipates significant expansion in this field. This collective outlook drives us to collaborate, tackle challenges, pioneer innovation, and consistently deliver exceptional projects.