Kevon Makell is the founder and Chief Executive Officer at SEWW Energy Inc., where he leads the company’s operations to develop and deliver sustainable, smart macro and micro-grid solutions globally. Mr. Makell has over 30 years of experience in the energy industry: the majority with FirstEnergy (a Fortune 500 Utility), managing utility planning, governmental affairs, operations, new ventures, alternative energy, and regulatory compliance. Prior to starting SEWW Energy he was the Vice President & General Manager at PureNERGY Renewables Ltd, a sustainable energy technology company featuring hybrid Renewable Energy solutions for island nations, ranging from 1.5 kilowatts to 1 megawatt.
It was through Mr. Makell’s personal experience living on the island of Bermuda that the vision for SEWW Energy was born. Island nations have been the most significantly impacted by global climate change and severe weather conditions, resulting in energy reliability issues. When Kevon was faced with these issues, he leveraged his vast experience in Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, Energy Consulting, Energy Services and Electric Utility to build a smart micro-grid islanded solution to power his own home and provide energy security for him and his family. It was through this effort that he realized he wanted to provide similar solutions for other, less fortunate populations that suffer from energy access challenges.
Throughout his career Mr. Makell has successfully completed both large scale ($6.4B) and small scale energy projects throughout the United States; and Internationally in Bermuda, the Caribbean, Latin America and Africa. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management with an emphasis in engineering from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA.