President, Young Energy Services
Mr. Young is president of YES, an innovative company that specializes in the environmental review and permitting of renewable energy projects including hydro, solar and wind. He has over 30 years’ experience in the siting, permitting and licensing of energy related projects throughout the United States and Canada and the review of energy projects around the world. Mr. Young was a former Senior Vice President and Partner within The Louis Berger Group, Inc. heading their Energy Services Division. He was instrumental in developing their Energy Division and growing it into a multi-million dollar business unit with a staff of over 40. For 12 years Mr. Young managed an engineering and environmental support contract with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Office of Energy Projects. He is an expert in the licensing of conventional hydro, pumped storage and hydrokinetic projects that require licensing by the FERC. He is also an expert in other aspects of FERC hydro regulation such as in the development and review of Shoreline Management Plans or applications/Environmental Assessments associated with applications for Non-Project Use of Project Lands. Mr. Young is knowledgeable in the renewable energy sectors that include hydro, solar, wind, biomass (waste-to-energy) technology options, as well as both state and federal incentives around such projects.