Senior Program Director, Great Plains Institute
Brian Ross joined the Great Plains Institute in 2015. He leads the Institute’s work to accelerate the development of solar energy, managing technical and policy programs to help local governments, institutions, and businesses implement sustainable practices for renewable energy. Previously, Brian was a Principal at CR Planning, facilitating local decision-making and implementation efforts for sustainable development. He managed the Minneapolis St. Paul Solar Cities Program and helped cities across the state incorporate sustainable energy practices into zoning and local programs through the Minnesota Solar Challenge. Brian was formerly a staff person for the Citizens Utility Board of Illinois. He has worked extensively in energy and utility regulation, service as an expert witness related to utility costs and rates, energy efficiency and renewables, and utility planning.