About Microgrid Knowledge and Staff

Microgrid Knowledge leads the way providing news on microgrids and distributed energy resources. Visit our site to read original content about markets, policies, trends and technologies in this fast-growing energy arena.

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Meet the people who bring you Microgrid Knowledge

Elisa WoodElisa Wood, Editor-in-Chief
Please email story ideas to Elisa@MicrogridKnowledge.com.

I manage content, editorial staff, social media platforms, and conference programs for Microgrid Knowledge. My writing has been picked up by CNN, the New York Times, Reuters, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal Online, the Washington Post and hundreds of other sites. I started reporting on energy more than two decades ago for McGraw-Hill/Platts. Since then, I’ve also written for Bloomsbury, Renewable Energy World, Power Engineering International, Public Power Magazine, Utility Dive, GreenBiz, the Energy Economist and others. I have won awards from the New England Press Association, the Iowa Press Association, and the National Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.

Twitter: @ElisaWood
LinkedIn: Elisa Wood
Facebook:  Microgrids

Kevin Normandeau Head Shot 160Kevin Normandeau, Publisher
I focus on the business side of Microgrid Knowledge, helping  sponsors who want to make their products known to microgrid prospects, utilities, project developers, vendors and thought leaders.  Contact me for information about advertising opportunities and white paper syndication on Microgrid Knowledge. I also manage our content publishing program, and work with energy industry events and associations looking for partnerships. You can reach me at Kevin@Microgridknowledge.com.

My background is in technology and business-to-business publishing, I have worked with companies like PC World, AOL, and Network World. I was drawn to the energy efficiency industry while running the business and marketing operations for Data Center Knowledge, an online publication serving the data center industry.

Twitter: Kevin@knormand
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/pub/kevin-normandeau/0/2ab/5ba/

about Microgrid KnowledgeLisa Cohn, Editor
I focus on the West Coast and Midwest. Email me at Lisa@MicrogridKnowledge.com

I’ve been writing about energy for more than 20 years, and my stories have appeared in EnergyBiz, SNL Financial, Mother Earth News, Natural Home Magazine, Horizon Air Magazine, Oregon Business, Open Spaces, the Portland Tribune, The Oregonian, Renewable Energy World, Windpower Monthly and other publications. I’m also a former stringer for the Platts/McGraw-Hill energy publications. I began my career covering energy and environment for The Cape Cod Times, where Elisa Wood also was a reporter. I’ve received numerous writing awards from national, regional and local organizations, including Pacific Northwest Writers Association, Willamette Writers, Associated Oregon Industries, and the Voice of Youth Advocates. I first became interested in energy as a student at Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, where I helped design and build a solar house.

Twitter: @LisaECohn
Linkedin: LisaEllenCohn
Facebook: Energy Efficiency Markets

about Microgrid KnowledgeCara Goman, Associate Editor & Social Media Editor

I have been writing about energy for a decade as a contributor to Real Energy Writers, Energy Efficiency Markets and Microgrid Knowledge. My background is in marketing and strategic communications in the financial services industry. I hold a master’s degree from the University of Virginia and a publishing certificate from the University of Denver. Prior to attending UVA, I took a career break to support microcredit and education as a volunteer with Kiva.org and Friendship Bridge in Guatemala.

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Peter Maloney, Features

I have covered the electric power industry for over two decades. At McGraw-Hill, I covered the rise of the independent power industry, the spread of U.S. companies into overseas markets, and the deregulation of the U.S. power market as editor of Global Power Report, 203 Independent Power Companies: Profiles of Industry Players and Projects and International Private Power Quarterly.  My work has appeared in a variety of publications and platforms, including America Economia, the American Public Power Association, CFO, Energy Risk, Engineering News Record, Global Finance, The New York Times, Utility Dive, and World Generation. I also did stints covering financial markets at U.S. Banker and Institutional Investor and co-founded and was editor of Eastern European Energy Report. At McGraw-Hill, I won an editorial excellence award for The Global Utility Book, and at U.S. Banker, I won a Jesse H. Neal award for editorial excellence.

about Microgrid KnowledgeSarah Rubenoff, Contributor
I work as a writer and contributor for Microgrid Knowledge. I have over 10 years of journalism experience, many of which have been spent writing for a variety of different trade publications. From the automotive industry to smart devices, the energy industry and more, I consider it part of my job to learn different verticals backwards and forwards. Research and writing. That’s the name of the game. I have a bachelor of arts degree in Journalism from Averett University and a Master of Library Science degree from North Carolina Central University. I have won awards from the North Carolina Press Association.