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McGeown Associates: Energy Resilience for Future Generations

McGeown Associates LLC. is a Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) specializing in development of 21st century clean energy systems that combine renewable energy smart grids, storage, and conventional generation.

We are driven by a conviction that universal access to reliable energy is key to improving the health and well-being of people around the world. It strengthens livelihoods and bolsters local economies.

Our efforts support Donna the housekeeper we first met at the Buccaneer Hotel, St. Croix.  After she had paid her utility bill she could not buy shoes for her children.  Since then we have met many others that don't have access to safe, reliable, and affordable energy.  That just can't be in the 21st century.

Our mission is to support governments to design and implement Clean Energy strategies that ensure citizens have access to reliable energy resources that are clean, safe, and affordable 24x7. 

MCGA's core principles are embedded in our tagline 'Stewardship and Integrity'. 

We believe that we have an absolute obligation to use the planet's resources wisely for future generations.

We also live by standards of integrity to serve our clients with unquestioned honest and impartial advice.

business that provides strategic and 
tactical support to governments and 
utilities for a wide range of energy and 
facility issues.

McGeown Associates & the U.S. Army

McGeown Associates is helping the Army Office of Energy Initiatives strengthen energy resilience on Army installations. 


Working as a senior utility advisor, MCGA is part of the contract support team headed by Booz Allen Hamilton.  MCGA is a principal author of the Army's resilient energy strategy.


MCGA is especially focused on working with the utility industry to blend conventional generation with smart grids, renewables, and energy storage to create resilient communities around our military installations.  The Army has already added over 300MW (megawatts) of clean energy projects on Army bases and continues to grow its pipeline of energy resilience projects.

McGeown Associates & OLADE

The Latin-American Energy Organization (OLADE) is an international public entity that fosters integration, sustainable development, and energy security in Latin American and the Caribbean.  Its fundamental purpose is integration, protection, conservation, defense and rational use of energy resources of the Region. 


McGeown Associates worked with OLADE and Belizean teams to assess the state of the energy sector and provide recommendations for an institutional framework that will facilitate development of clean energy resources in Belize.  This included:


  • Analyzing the state and progress of recent developments pertaining to energy sector regulations in Belize, 
  • Validating the current existing international framework for energy efficiency in Belize,
  • Providing a preliminary Validation Report of all findings,
  • Conducting a National Workshop to share/discuss Validation Report findings with authorities of energy section and representatives of public and private institutions,
  • Issuing a final Validation Report which utilizes National Workshop feedback and outlines OLADE'S engagement and support to the development and implementation of a framework for energy efficiency in Belize, and
  • At all times being supportive to local staff in Belize.
 
It was an honor for McGeown Associates LLC to have had this privilege of working with both OLADE and the wonderful country of Belize.


McGeown Associates & the Clean Energy Solutions Center

NREL's, (the National Renewable Energy Laboratory), Clean Energy Solutions Center helps governments design and adopt policies and programs that support the deployment of clean energy technologies. 


McGeown Associates has joined the Clean Energy Solutions Center Policy Expert Team for Energy Access Policy and Finance.  This no-cost service is available to most government representatives and technical institutes assisting them.  CESC will contact you within two business days of your inquiry . If your request qualifies for assistance, you will be matched with the Solutions Center expert most qualified to help you, and you will begin receiving policy assistance via phone or email consultations.



McGeown Associates & the US Department of Energy

McGeown has been providing strategic advice to the US Department of Energy since the fall of 2008.  McGeown advised senior leaders on the opportunities created by technology advancements and new energy sector business models for deployment of distributed generation, and smart grids.  MCGA has been instrumental is shaping great deals for the government to reduce costs and improve quality acting as liaison and translator between the government and the private sector.  Too often good opportunities wasted due to an inability to understand each party's needs in a deal. 


An offshoot of the DoE work has resulted in resilient energy strategies in the Caribbean stemming from the Energy Development for Island Nations program.  Pilot work in the US Virgin Islands has been further developed with US funding from Insular Affairs and the Organization of American States to become policy adopted by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).


McGeown Associates & the Large Scale Renewable Energy Guide

We are proud to have helped the Energy Department's Federal Energy Management Program release a resource that provides best practices and other helpful guidance for federal agencies developing large-scale renewable energy projects.

David McGeown is one of the team of authors that created the Large-Scale Renewable Energy Guide: Developing Renewable Energy Projects Larger than 10 MWs at Federal Facilities. It provides a comprehensive framework including active project management strategies, common terms, and principles that reduce project uncertainties and promote partnerships between the federal government, private developers, and financiers.

Anyone interested in renewable energy should become familiar with the Guide.  The principles apply  for just about any government around the world.

McGeown Associates is speaking about the guide and its application at a number of venues in the coming months.  Feedback on the Guide is welcomed.  This is an important tool that will change as experience is gained.  We are also available to help explain and tune the guide. 

McGeown Associates & Belize Utility Transformation

In cooperation with the Organization of American States, the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas, and Sustainable Energy Capacity Building Initiative (Caribbean Region), McGeown Associates helped Belize Energy Services develop policies and strategies to leverage local resources, overcome local barriers and lay the framework for a regional implementation of an Integrated Utility Model for a Sustainable Future.