Tanya Barham

Scale. Focus. Flexibility.

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Tenino Innovation and Education Through Renewables (TIER)

The rural Washington town of Tenino, like many communities in the Centralia region, has been affected by the decline of the traditional logging and agricultural economy and the impending closure of the Centralia coal plant in 2025. When the state’s last coal plant closes within the next seven years, 200 local jobs will disappear. Already, […]

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AirCare Plus®

Tanya has extensive experience managing complex energy technology projects and programs, including the oversight and management of multidisciplinary project teams, subcontracting and drafting of partnership agreements, procurement, and reporting for government, utilities, and private entities on multi-million dollar technology contracts. When Tanya took over as the Technical & Program Manager for AirCare Plus®, PECI had […]

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Solar 4R Schools

In the early 2000s when Bonneville Environmental Foundation first approached Tanya about designing a solar photovoltaic (PV) program, solar PV generation was considered a largely fringe technology. Net metering laws and practices were still exceedingly rare (national net metering requirements didn’t happen until 2005). The Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) was several years away […]

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The Local Energy Exchange Platform (LEEP)

Tanya conceived of LEEP on behalf of PECI to bridge the needs of consumers and utilities. More of the grid is powered by intermittent, renewable generating resources. Grid infrastructure is not equipped to accommodate these new technologies – creating challenges for future clean energy affordability and equity. In response to consumer choice, disruptive technologies, and […]

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Home, Appliance, Building, IoT & Market Adoption

Pioneered and invented the Local Energy Exchange Platform – a schools based virtual power plant project that increases user adoption of smart, controllable home energy load control devices. Participated/Led due diligence on strategic investments in startup energy business models and technologies including: LO3energy, The Brooklyn Microgrid (a blockchain based virtual power plant), iteros (distributed energy […]

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Power Operations, Generation & Asset Management

In 2000-2002 Tanya worked extensively for large power generators during the Western US Energy Crisis of 2000 and 2001. This was a formative and educational expereince as – at the time – most generators selling into the West wished to operate even aging peaker plants at nearly 100% uptime. Tanya worked as a management consultant […]

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Power Transmission & Distribution

Tanya’s management experience spans a wide variety of innovative and traditional energy technologies, business models, markets, and applications. Tanya works collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders in the industry from energy start-ups to utility and load serving entities. Her teams and solutions bridge the gap between power systems engineering disciplines and programs/power procurement. Tanya’s deep […]

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Regulatory, Policy & Code

Contracted with CH2MHill (now Jacobs) to create an operating and maintenance system and process in order for frontline maintenance employees to comply with complex federal, state and local regulatory compliance behaviors for the PacifiCorp Lewis River Hydroelectric Projects (FERC Project Nos. P-2111, P-2213, P-2071 and P-935) system dam operations.  Early adopter of the Oregon Department […]

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Finance, Economic & Market Knowledge

18 years of management consulting, financial forecasting, technology transfer, business start-up, angel investing, and operations experience in electric power (coal & gas central generating stations such as the 2250 MW Navajo Generating Station owned by Salt River Project; solar PV; wind; efficiency), oil & refineries (Shell, BASF),  Smart Grid & Grid Edge (PECI & Portland […]

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Work References

Phil Welker Executive Director, PECI Tanya stands out among the people I have hired over the years as one of the most strategic, innovative and effective. Tanya is very effective in conducting exhaustive market and mission research necessary to set vision and direction; developing strategy and product development; establishing the operational, financial, sales and people […]

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