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Mark Higgins

chief operating officer

Mark is the COO and a board director of Strategen, and oversees the company’s strategy, operations, and consulting business unit. Mark’s broad energy sector experience prior to Strategen includes serving as the Director of Utility West at SunEdison, where he led a portfolio of more than a gigawatt of renewable energy development assets in California. Mark also held the role of Vice President of Finance of Hu Honua Bioenergy, a 21.5 MW biomass power redevelopment project in Hawaii. In addition, Mark led Pacific Gas & Electric Company's work in key policy areas including interconnection and transmission planning, and dealt with technologies ranging from distributed energy storage and demand response to large scale renewables developments. Mark is also knowledgeable about DERMS and transmission-distribution coordination frameworks. Mark has a strong private equity, venture capital and investment banking background, including placing more than $125 million in equity for publicly traded companies and managing the launch of a $70 million Pacific-rim venture fund investing in the agricultural biotech and medical devices sectors. Mark serves on the US Secretary of Commerce’s Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee, has advised the World Bank on DER issues in developing economies, and is a steering committee member of the Australian Energy Storage Alliance. Mark holds a Master of International Affairs from the University of California, San Diego, and a Bachelor of Arts in government from the University of Notre Dame.