William Ross Williams
Williams’s career has spanned over 4 decades, 3 continents, and taken him from parts boy for Williams Electric in western Colorado to developing and financing electrical generating facilities in New England, the Philippines, and India. His unique knowledge base has been gathered as a result of understanding the complete system dynamics that all need to work together for any one subsystem to be relevant.
He has been involved in renewable energy integration strategies since 2006. During this time, he has worked collaboratively with many utilities, transmission planning, and Independent system operators including Southwest Power Pool, Xcel, ERCOT, MISO, and CAISO as a voluntary advisor. and collectively came up with Microgrid configurations
Also, he has spent substantial time understanding top to bottom understanding of the RSA energy systems, as well as possible including SAPP, which runs the grid for much of Sub-Saharan Africa.
In a nutshell, Williams had to become very familiar with virtually every item and system dynamics needed to put complete project financing together on the first gas to power cogeneration facility to be project financed in the US, to an 800-million-dollar coal plant in the Philippines, and the first IPP to be financed and constructed in India.
Since retiring from international development in 2000, Williams has been focused on clean and renewable energy for everything from EV's to microgrids and energy sources from generator or gas well to meter at the consumer end.
It's been a long evolution, but Williams is very excited today because his ability to think and understand energy, electricity and water systems and their interdependency is identifying the most promising opportunities of his lifetime.