Our Mission

To advance the energy transition by creating alignment among energy stakeholders.

Our Values


We strive to be transparent with customers and stakeholders because transparency builds trust, enables better decisions, and ultimately makes the word a better place.


We empower communities to enhance equitability, sustainability, and resilience by improving their understanding and capacity around the Energy Transition.

Doing the right thing

The Energy Transition represents a historic opportunity. We do the right thing when we listen carefully, plan thoughtfully, work dilligently, and look for ways to add value.

Our People

Kevin Wright

Co-founder and President

Kevin Wright is an energy business leader with 26 years of experience. He has a passion for renewable energy, market transformation, and implementation of innovative energy technologies. He has expertise in evaluation, design and implementation of resilient, sustainable business solutions and  management practices. Kevin is able to unify complex technology, economic and regulatory outcomes. As a founding partner of ProtoGen, Inc, he is charged with leading the team vision and strategy. In this role he has developed a notable list of clients and has assembled a highly productive team of experts. Kevin is consistently engaged with industry stakeholder, thought leadership, education, and recruitment efforts.

Andy Mackey, CMVP

Co-founder and Executive Vice President

Andrew Mackey has more than 20 years of experience in the construction industry, holding a master’s degree in architectural engineering. He is a Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP), FAA-licensed drone pilot, Master Instructor for the DOE’s Solar Ready Vets program, and lead curriculum developer and train-the-trainer instructor for the Energy Storage and Microgrid Training and Certification (ESAMTAC) program. Andy has advanced experience in project development modeling, merging cross-disciplinary skillsets and software packages to create advanced feasibility and performance models of projects. He is responsible for all aspects of business operations and leads all technical and financial activities.

Lou Tenney

Co-founder and Vice President

Hayward “Lou” Tenney is an energy executive with 20 years of progressive experience in marketing, business analysis, and planning roles. He holds a B.A. in English and German and a minor in Women’s Studies. Lou is an extremely effective written and verbal communicator, an intensely curious researcher, and a highly capable techno-economic modeler and LMS and web developer. He leads the development of deliverables, marketing, and sales strategies, and is responsible for all aspects of corporate communications, brand identity and presence, and the evaluation of new services, partnerships and market opportunities.

Adam Morse, P.E.

Vice President of Engineering

Adam Morse is a licensed Professional Engineer with more than 15 years of experience in renewable and distributed energy. He holds a B.S. in electrical engineering as well as a Master of Arts. Adam’s responsibilities include modeling, analysis, project estimating, design, and equipment specification across a wide range of microgrid, renewable energy, and distributed energy projects. Adam’s design perspective is deeply informed by his hands-on work as a field technician. He is also an expert at technical writing and the National Electrical Code (NEC) as it relates to distributed energy resources.

Emiliana Moreno-Escobar

Director of Education

Emily is a dedicated educational professional who brings a wealth of knowledge from her robust background in the electrical industry. Emily holds a M.Ed. in Educational Technology and an Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction (expected 2024). Having previously worked as an electrician, estimator, electrical instructor, and instructional designer, she possesses a comprehensive understanding of the practical challenges and complexities of trades-based learning and development initiatives. Emily spearheads ProtoGen’s educational program creation, leading curriculum design and collaborating with energy industry experts to identify emerging trends, technologies, and practices.

Aaron Trebing

Lead Data Scientist

Aaron holds a B.S. in Physics and Mathematics and an M.S. in Data Science. He is experienced in both R&D and production environments, designing models with real-time data for statistical modeling and helping to sculpt business decisions based on connecting data. Aaron is an expert at discovering patterns through exploratory data analysis. In his capacity as Design Specialist, Aaron designs microgrid arrays and PV systems for commercial businesses, and assists in techno-economic modeling of distributed energy resources and technologies.