Strategy and Market Development Director
Nicole Geneau is Strategy and Market Development Director for Mortenson’s Integrated Energy Solutions business. Nicole focuses on actualizing electrification trends across the company’s vertical / commercial and energy /infrastructure operating groups. This includes incorporating electrified transportation systems, microgrids, distributed energy resources and utility grid modernization. Nicole is applying her experience working with local agencies and governments in renewable energy and commercial transactions to develop projects that incorporate private-public collaboration. For example, municipalities and transit authorities interested in electrifying their bus fleets have significant infrastructure and utility considerations that Mortenson is in a position to advise on and plan through execution.
Nicole brings extensive industry experience as a leader in energy development. Prior to Mortenson, Nicole was a Development Director for NextEra Energy Resources where she was a key member of the team that delivered $2.5 billion of capital investment in renewable energy generation facilities in Canada. She was responsible for market entry strategy, development, landowner contracts, PPA negotiations, community and stakeholder engagement, government relations, siting and permitting, construction, operation and financing. Prior to NextEra, Nicole managed a portfolio of investments in energy technologies working extensively with utilities and research institutions to foster innovation in the sector. She also founded a startup company TriPhi Power Technologies, which developed high-performance computing solutions to enable smart grids. Nicole started her career at Ernst & Young as an auditor and worked for several years in strategy and finance with hedge funds.
Nicole is a Sloan Fellow in Leadership & Innovation from MIT, a Fellow in Economics of Energy from the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office (University of Reading, UK) and has a Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s University in Canada. A new Minnesotan, Nicole grew up on the East Coast of Canada, was in Toronto for most of the last 20 years and is an avid hockey fan (Go Habs!).