Brian Ross, AICP, LEED Green Associate, joined the Great Plains Institute in 2015 after 20 years as a consultant working on sustainable development in local decision-making and implementation. He leads the Institute’s work on solar energy market transformation and manages technical and policy programs to help local, regional, and state governments and institutions meet climate and renewable energy goals. Brian currently works with local and regional governments developing community standards for utilizing local solar and wind energy resources. He also manages stakeholder engagement and technical committee facilitation for the MN Solar Pathways project, a 3-year initiative to modeling solar deployment strategies to achieve a high-level renewable energy future. He has provided expert testimony on energy regulation, including cost of service and rate design, energy efficiency and renewable development, fuel cost reconciliations, and integrated resource planning.