Vicky Mandell joined the GRID Alternatives Colorado Board of Directors in March of 2016 and has since proven to play an integral role in our local advocacy efforts. Throughout Ms. Mandell’s years of energy and utility experience, she has served as Assistant General Counsel for Xcel Energy and Senior Staff Attorney for Western Resource Advocates Energy Program. Ms. Mandell is considered to be an expert in Colorado’s energy field and has been invited as a panelist, presenter and trainer at numerous energy-focused conferences and seminars. GRID Alternatives Colorado is overjoyed to benefit from Vicky’s legal expertise and her passion for increasing access to renewable energy technology.
Board of Directors
Vicky Mandell, President
Ron Binz was appointed by Colorado Governor Bill Ritter as the Chairman of the Colorado Public Utilities Commission in January 2007 and served until April 2011. As Chairman, Ron led the Colorado PUC in implementing the many policy changes championed by the Governor and the Legislature to bring forward Colorado’s “New Energy Economy.” Ron was an active member of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, serving as Chair of NARUC’s Task Force on Climate Policy, and as a member of both the Energy Resources and Environment Committee and the International Affairs Committee. He is currently the Principal of Public Policy Consulting and Senior Policy Advisor for the Center for the New Energy Economy at Colorado State University.
With over 10 years of experience in the energy and power generation industry, Monique Dyers joined the GRID Alternatives Colorado Board of Directors early 2016. Currently serving as the President of Ensight Energy Consulting, LLC, Monique’s professional experience includes providing technical advisory, consulting services and project management assistance to the developers, investors, owners and equipment manufactures of renewable energy projects. Ms. Dyers’ passion for increasing access to renewable energy technologies sets her apart from many in the industry and has proven to be a great asset to GRID Alternatives Colorado.
Rochelle Rabeler, a partner at Holland and Hart, has focused her practice on project development, project financing, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, with a particular emphasis in the renewable energy and infrastructure sector. She has advised developers, investors, sponsors and independent power producers in connection with wind, solar and geothermal projects throughout the United States, varying in size from 100 kw to 1000 MW. She joined the board of GRID Alternatives Colorado in the winter of 2015.
Ms. Rabeler's full bio can be found at http://www.hollandhart.com/rnrabeler/
Stephanie Tedy serves as Vice President, Senior Community Affairs Officer for Bank of the West, managing nonprofit partnerships across 14 states to support local communities and the missions they serve. She also works with team members to engage them with these key partnerships to support volunteerism and board member service. Stephanie has spent most of her career in the financial industry, working in Special Assets Division, Legal and Regulatory as well as Retail Banking. She earned her Bachelors Degree in Psychology from the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado.
Founder and Principal Consultant of Renewable Projects LLC, Mr. Vickers joined the GRID Alternatives Board in 2018. Since 1990, he has pursued his passion for project leadership through a number of diverse fields from environmental services to renewable energy construction. During this time, his leadership skills and experience advanced from managing projects to leading project delivery and services organizations. He has shared his project management knowledge through training, coaching, and mentoring.
Mr. Vickers’ full bio can be found at
Sarah M. Keane
Sarah Keane, an attorney at Kaplan Kirsch and Rockwell, represents public and private entities on a variety of regulatory, transactional and litigation matters involving energy and infrastructure project development around the United States. She assists energy project developers in securing approvals and entitlements, negotiating project agreements, and advocating before regulatory bodies. Sarah also represents environmental non-profits to promote clean vehicle policies in Colorado. Sarah joined the GRID Alternatives Colorado Board in 2018. Her full biography is available at https://www.kaplankirsch.com/
Since joining the Colorado solar industry in 2007, Ryan Dulaney has directly developed, installed, designed, or managed over 1,000 residential, commercial, and utility solar electric projects totaling over 30 MW of installed DC capacity. He has been a NABCEP-certified Solar PV Installation Professional since 2009 and has held the PMP certification since 2018. He is currently a Senior Project Manager at SGC Power, a leading provider of owner’s representation and development services for the solar industry. Ryan has taught solar electric courses within the Energy Department at Red Rocks Community College and was named the Energy Project Manager of the Year in 2014 by the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Independent Electrical Contractors (IECRM). He is energized and inspired by the work Grid Alternatives-Colorado performs and enjoys supporting the organization in any way he can, but particularly with his experience in solar operations management.