Tim Daniels, Principal
Mr. Daniels is a co-founder of Hudson. He oversees development of several of Hudson's projects as well as leading its external affairs activities.
Mr. Daniels' career has included senior positions in federal and local government, and in the private sector with both early-stage alternative energy technology development companies and larger established firms. Throughout his career, Mr. Daniels has been a leading voice in support of the development and integration of emerging clean energy technologies into the US electric grid.
Along with his Hudson Energy colleague, William Moore, Mr. Daniels co-founded in 2014 an affiliated solar energy company that has developed and financed the first utility scale solar projects in South Carolina, including several that are now in operation (see Adger Solar).
At Adger Solar, Mr. Daniels has led the creation of more than a thousand MWac of utility-scale solar energy plants now in various stages of development in South Carolina, managing the site selection process; the utility interconnection process; and the negotiation of power purchase agreements.
Prior to co-founding Hudson, Mr. Daniels served as Senior Vice President of Market Development for Deepwater Wind, LLC, for three years. In addition to managing many aspects of external affairs for the company, he oversaw development activities in the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut markets for Deepwater's 3,000 MW of proposed offshore wind projects in federal waters and two HVDC, multi-terminal submarine transmission networks.
Prior to joining Deepwater Wind, Mr. Daniels served as Vice President of Energy Policy for Constellation Energy, Inc, He represented and supported the company's wholesale and retail commodity businesses, its nuclear group, and its project development group in Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and the six New England states. Mr. Daniels also served as the solar and smart grid "Subject Matter Expert" for policy for Constellation's deregulated businesses across all North American markets. He also successfully managed several political outreach campaigns including those for the company's entry into the residential electricity market in New Jersey and the siting of a proposed 1,600 MW third nuclear reactor at the Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station in Oswego, NY, as part of the company's joint venture with Electricité de France.
From 2004 to 2006, Mr. Daniels served as the Assistant Vice President for Energy Policy for the New York City Economic Development Corporation where his primary responsibility was the management of the implementation of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's 2004 "Energy Policy." During that time, he was an active participant in a number of important City and State initiatives including the formation of the New York State Renewable Portfolio Standard, the creation of an innovative $224M three-year targeted load reduction initiative in New York City, and the development of a business plan for the future of Con Edison's $450M/year steam district energy system.
Mr. Daniels previously held senior internal and external positions at several distributed generation development and technology companies including Northern Power Systems, Inc, and RealEnergy, Inc. He played a key role in negotiating favorable standby electric rates for distributed generation technologies in New York State, helped negotiate the first streamlined interconnection standards for small generators in Massachusetts, shaped favorable policies related to distributed generation at both the New York ISO and ISO New England, and contributed to several clean energy federal legislative provisions that were ultimately incorporated into the Energy Policy Act of 2005. In addition to managing a multi-year National Renewable Energy Laboratory study on the integration of distributed generation into the grid (see http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy05osti/36951.pdf), Mr. Daniels also co-founded the US DOE-sponsored Northeast Combined Heat and Power Initiative based out of Pace University and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
In the mid to late-1990s, Mr. Daniels actively participated in early federal electric industry restructuring and emissions cap-and-trade debates while serving as the Legislative Director of the 130+ member Northeast-Midwest Congressional Coalition and the Congressional Task Force on Manufacturing. Under his leadership, the coalitions introduced several groundbreaking pieces of legislation including "Innovation-Based Electricity Reform Act" and the "Power Marketing Administration Reform Act." He also spearheaded appropriation and authorization initiatives in the US House of Representatives for a number of critical national energy programs including the Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star program, the Department of Energy's (DOE) Distributed Energy and Electric Reliability Program, and DOE's Office of Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency. Finally, Mr. Daniels helped initiative and/or expand several important manufacturing technology programs including the DOE's Advanced Manufacturing Office, the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) Manufacturing Extension Partnership, and the Advanced Robotics Initiative based at Sandia National Labs and Carnegie Mellon University.
Mr. Daniels has also served on numerous boards and advisory groups including the New York City Energy Policy Task Force, the NYSERDA System Benefits Charge Advisory Group, the New York State Appliance Efficiency Advisory Board, the Con Edison Steam Business Development Task Force (Chair), the GridWise Alliance State Outreach Committee, the US Combined Heat and Power Association Board of Directors, the New York Building Congress Energy Committee, the Business Council of New York Energy Committee, the Association of Energy Engineers Board of Directors (New York City Chapter), the New England Restructuring Roundtable Funders Committee, the World Resources Institute's Corporate Consultative Group, the Massachusetts Distributed Generation Interconnection Collaborative (appointed member), and the Long Island Association's Energy Committee. He is currently serving in his third year as the Chair of the Board of Directors for the Alliance for Clean Energy New York – the State's leading clean energy trade association.
Mr. Daniels earned a BA in Political Science from Emory University and a MS in Environmental Science and Policy from Johns Hopkins University.