Edward N. Krapels spent the first 30 years of his career as an energy consultant to governments and companies for Energy Security Analysis, Inc, a company he founded with Sarah Emerson. In 2000, Mr. Krapels left ESAI and founded Anbaric to participate in development of electric transmission projects. The Neptune and Hudson HVDC projects were the first Mr. Krapels helped to develop. Anbaric remains an investor in both projects. In 2008, Mr. Krapels co-founded Viridity Energy, which led to his growing interest in Microgrids as a complement to and modernizing force in clean energy transmission. Today, in addition to the Green Line Infrastructure Alliance projects, Mr. Krapels and Anbaric are developing new HVDC projects (including the Poseidon project in New York), as well as several large Microgrid projects in the Northeast. Mr. Krapels received a Masters degree from the University of Chicago and his PhD from the Paul H Nitze School of International Relations of the Johns Hopkins University.
Stephen Conant is the Senior Vice President for Project Development for Anbaric. Prior to joining Anbaric, Mr. Conant was a Senior Market Analyst with ESAI and a Senior Consultant for Stone & Webster Management Consultants. Prior to joining the private sector he worked in local, state and federal government, including three years for the U.S. House of Representatives. Mr. Conant’s experience includes local land use permitting, power market analysis and environmental permitting for major capital projects, and real estate acquisition. Mr. Conant is a volunteer board member with the Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust, a non-profit land trust he co-founded in 1990 in his hometown of Lowell, Massachusetts.
Bryan Sanderson has over a decade of experience in energy markets, with a strong background in both the natural gas and power sectors. Prior to joining Anbaric, Mr. Sanderson held roles in project development and energy marketing with Invenergy, an IPP specializing in the development of wind and natural gas generation assets. In these roles he was responsible for early stage development activities, as well as hedge risk and market modeling for assets approaching or in commercial operation.
Group Strategy and Corporate Development
Vice President – US Business Development
Stan Blazewicz has over 27 years of experience as a utility executive, management consultant, and industry expert in the energy and utility industries. In his current role as Vice President – US Business Development, he leads National Grid’s efforts to grow its US business through the development of new opportunities inside and outside National Grid’s current US footprint.
Mr. Blazewicz set and guided execution of National Grid’s US strategy, as Vice President, US Strategy. He coordinated energy and environmental policy for the company at the federal and state levels. Mr. Blazewicz joined National Grid in 2008, as Vice President, Global Head of Technology, and devised a comprehensive technology strategy for all of National Grid’s electric and gas networks in the US and UK. He assessed emerging technologies and developed plans and partnerships to pursue growth opportunities.
Prior to National Grid, Mr. Blazewicz led client consulting engagements in strategic planning and technology/innovation management, as Managing Director in Navigant Consulting’s Energy Practice. He worked with energy companies, electric and gas utilities, small technology start-ups, large equipment suppliers and government organizations in the US, Europe, and Asia. Mr. Blazewicz started his consulting career with Arthur D. Little in its Energy and Technology & Innovation Management practices.
Mr. Blazewicz also worked for the US Department of Energy, as a program manager, and Wartsila Diesel, as a project engineer. Mr. Blazewicz started his career in the US Navy as a nuclear submarine officer and holds a bachelor’s degree (SUNY Maritime College) and a master’s degree (George Washington University) in electrical engineering.
Director of US Business Development
Joe Rossignoli, Director of US Business Development, is responsible for delivering project development opportunities in the New England and Midwest from concept to commercial operation. In his current role, Mr. Rossignoli manages National Grid’s investor interest in Green Line, overseeing the commercial, permitting, technical, financial and regulatory development of the projects. He also is closely involved with the company’s investment in the Clean Line projects and is responsible for the due diligence review of prospective development-phase investments. Mr. Rossignoli played a key role in numerous earlier infrastructure opportunities, including National Grid’s initial development of the TransWest Express project.