As energy technologies and applications evolve, so too must the capabilities of the nation’s contracting network. ProtoGen has been a key contributor in helping the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), and the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) keep pace with that evolution by developing training for the safe and effective assembly, testing, commissioning, maintenance, repair, retrofitting, and decommissioning of energy storage and microgrid (ESM) systems. With workmanlike dedication – and subject matter expertise encompassing both theory and application – ProtoGen has added significant value to our national training and certification initiatives for contractors and electrical workers.Bernie Kotlier, Executive Director, Sustainable Energy Solutions, Labor Management Cooperation Committee, IBEW-NECA California & Nevada
Electricity markets are facing significant volatility and pressures. It’s important for municipal utilities like Quakertown to be proactive in understanding the changing energy grid. I can’t speak highly enough about the value that Kevin and the ProtoGen team have added to our grid planning efforts. While their technical knowledge is obvious, it’s their ability to simplify and clarify these complex conversations that has made all the difference. Highly recommended for any utility, municipal or otherwise, looking for holistic and comprehensive distributed energy expertise.Scott McElree, Borough Manager, Chief of Police
Our wind turbine design is the result of applying decades of experience in aerospace engineering, materials, and manufacturing. ProtoGen came to us highly recommended to perform commercialization services. They have done great work in helping us to develop our business case with market research and analysis, financial modeling and more. Their understanding of the dynamics of renewable energy project development have been particularly insightful.John and Fred Piasecki, President/CEO and Chairman of the Board/CTO
ProtoGen has helped to shape, expand and elevate awareness of a range of on-going grid modernization initiatives in the Philadelphia Navy Yard independent grid. Their technical capability, expertise and innovation culture has helped us to develop Bldg 7R into a one-of-a-kind research testbed as well as translate project learnings into meaningful energy storage and microgrid curriculum content and training experiences.
Most recently, they’ve helped connect the DOE-funded Penn State-Mid Atlantic CHP Technical Assistance Partnership Center to the municipal and co-operative utility markets within Pennsylvania. I value their partnership and would happily recommend to anyone who asked.Jim Freihaut, Ph.D., Director, DOE Mid Atlantic CHP TAP Center • Technical Director, [email protected] Navy Yard • Professor, Architectural Engineering
We are thrilled to have worked alongside of ProtoGen on several microgrid projects. Kevin and Andy’s in-depth knowledge of cutting edge DER technologies and ability to follow a project through to execution made working with them a real pleasure. We look forward to collaborating in the future.Helena Lilley, President, Integrated Energy & Microgrid Solutions
One of the key challenges we face in the deployment of renewable energy and smart grid systems is that many technologies are outpacing the capabilities of engineering, construction and even utility professionals.
ProtoGen has been instrumental in helping us advance our smart grid systems while also supporting multiple education and training efforts, including Solar Ready Vets and the Battery Energy Storage System Education and Training Initiative (BESS-EIT).
ProtoGen’s commitment to cultivating an informed energy workforce is a key differentiator.David Riley, Ph.D. , Director, GridSTAR Center