About Us

CalWEA is a non-profit corporation supported by members of the wind energy industry, including turbine manufacturers, project developers and owners, component suppliers, support contractors and others. CalWEA represents its members in California's policy forums, seeking to encourage and support the production of electricity through the use of wind generators.


CalWEA's Board of Directors

Brad Adams, San Gorgonio Farms

Robert Gates, Wind Stream Properties

Lucas Ingvoldstad, Eolus North America, Inc.

Doug Levitt, CalWind Resources

Michael Rucker, Scout Clean Energy, LLC

Craig Pospisil, Terra-Gen, LLC

Nick Henriksen, Eurus Energy




CalWEA's Staff and Expert Advisors

Nancy Rader
Executive Director

Nancy Rader has over 30 years of experience as a renewable energy advocate. She has represented CalWEA since its inception in 2000, serving as executive director since 2002. From 1994 to 1998, Ms...

CalWEA's Lobbyist

Melissa Cortez-Roth is a lobbyist at Governmental Advocates. She joined the firm in 2000. Prior to joining Governmental Advocates, Melissa worked in the State Capitol as a Legislative Aide for a...

Joseph Karp
CalWEA's Attorney

Mr. Karp focuses on energy-regulatory and transactional matters and on project development and operations matters. His practice covers both domestic and international natural gas and electricity...

Ann Mudge
CalWEA's Siting Advisor

Anne ("Annie") Mudge is a partner in Cox, Castle & Nicholson's LLP San Francisco office and co-chair of the Renewable Energy and Climate Change practice group. She represents...

Dariush Shirmohammadi
CalWEA's Technical Director

Dr. Shirmohammadi has a 40-year tenure in the electric power industry where he has held technical leadership positions in all areas of transmission and distribution planning and operations as well...

CalWEA's Attorney

Mr. Solomon represents developers and owners of natural gas-fired, wind, solar, biomass, and geothermal electric generating facilities in the negotiation of power purchase, interconnection, and...