COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEEResources for HYDROGEN PROJECT developers
Commercial Development Committee Chair
Chris is a longtime developer of renewable energy projects who transitioned to focus on renewable hydrogen after his friend Ken Dragoon began preaching its benefits over lunch in 2018. Prior to working in the green hydrogen space, Chris launched Columbia Energy Partners (CEP) in 1999 to develop wind projects in the Pacific Northwest. He partnered with The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation on a 100MW project in Arlington, Oregon, which the team sold to Horizon Wind Energy in 2006. He expanded CEP in 2007 to develop a large portfolio of wind, solar and other projects. Before forming CEP, Chris was part of the team that developed the 18,000-seat amphitheater on the Clark County (WA) Fairgrounds, a commercial building in Seattle and a music-themed web business. Chris is a graduate of Cornell University. He is from Boston but has called Washington State home since 1991. He and his wife Martha have two grown children, two horses and two dogs who keep them trekking in the forests, deserts and beaches around WA and OR.
Example Topics Covered
Offshore Wind and Hydrogen Development in Northern Scotland
Hydrogen Production and Fueling Station Projects
Fuel Cell Vehicle Deployments