Jim has been in the energy business since 1975 when he founded Energy Management Inc. (EMI) and over the ensuing years he built EMI into one of the most successful privately held independent power companies in America. He recruited and managed a team of dedicated and highly motivated professionals that were able to complete the myriad and complex tasks of creating state of the art power projects. Jim’s sense of timing and grasp of political and regulatory directions allowed EMI to develop some of New England’s first gas fired cogeneration and independent power projects as well as the first generation of merchant electric plants in the United States.
Under Jim’s direction, EMI sold its gas facilities in 2000 and shifted the company’s focus to developing Cape Wind, America’s first fully permitted offshore wind farm. Jim is also the President of American Renewables which has developed two biomass power projects in the U.S. southeast in recent years. One of these projects, the Gainesville Renewable Energy Center in Gainesville, Florida was awarded the 2011 North American Biomass Deal of the Year by Project Finance Magazine. Jim is a graduate of Boston University’s School of Public Communications and worked for Warner Communications Corporation prior to founding EMI.