Skipping Stone announced the appointment of partner Ross Malme to the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce as a representative from Skipping Stone and of smart grid consulting companies in the U.S. renewable energy and energy efficiency sector.
The committee will develop actionable recommendations to improve the export competitiveness of these sectors. Committee members will provide consensus advice on the development and administration of programs and policies to expand U.S. renewable energy and energy efficiency exports.
The U.S. Department of Commerce commended Malme for his willingness to devote time and energy to this committee, stating that his participation will strengthen the committee’s efforts under the ongoing Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Export Initiative, as well as the National Export Initiative (NEI)/NEXT.
“I am honored to accept this appointment to the Advisory Committee to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce,” Malme said. “The U.S. Commerce Department has been providing world leadership in the deployment of U.S. smart grid technologies to countries in the developing world. I hope to provide contributions to allow the U.S. to continue this leadership.”
Malme is an international expert in energy technology and retail energy markets. He is the inventor of one of the first successful utility automatic meter reading (AMR) products, which became the standard of the gas and electric utility industries for more than two decades. He has also pioneered competitive retail energy products and solutions and is a past chairman of the Peak Load Management Alliance (PLMA).