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 clean and 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 clean, 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 believe that climate change is an existential threat to our future that requires urgent action, but the US has the capability to respond quickly and build a more resilient, sustainable economy.
We also live by standards of integrity to serve our clients with unquestioned honest and impartial advice.
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 has been providing strategic advice on clean energy deployment for over a decade. McGeown has advised senior leaders on the opportunities created by technology advancements and new energy sector business models for deployment of renewable energy, 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).
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:
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.
We are proud to have helped the Department of Energy 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.