THE FORESIGHT TEAM
With Foresight Wind Energy, you'll be working with highly-credentialed energy industry experts. Our team of seasoned professionals brings experience in the fields of resource assessment, project development, financing, power marketing, and environmental science and policy.
Warren W. Byrne, President & CEO
Warren Byrne is co-founder and CEO of Foresight Wind Energy. His combination of high-level experience in financial analysis, marketing and strategic planning with major corporations; career long dedication to the development of sustainable energy solutions; and strong environmental science and policy credentials have helped him emerge as a leader in the development of markets for renewable power. Mr. Byrne brings 14 years of energy industry experience, including positions with Booz, Allen & Hamilton’s Energy and Chemicals and Utilities Groups, Caithness Energy, and Environmental Defense. He has consulted to major companies in diverse industries including consumer goods, telecommunications, environmental services, consumer credit, agriculture, transportation, and energy. For the past ten years, Mr. Byrne has focused exclusively on opportunities for renewable power. At Foresight Energy Company, a consulting firm and the predecessor company to Foresight Wind Energy, he and his partners played an important role in increasing the size of California’s renewable power market during deregulation and authored key renewable power subsidy legislation. They also developed power purchase contracting and financial and risk management structures that are now widely used for green power transactions. Mr. Byrne holds a Bachelor’s Degree with honors in Liberal Studies from the University of California in Santa Barbara, and a Master’s of Environmental Management from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies where he was awarded the Switzer Environmental Leader Fellowship. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of NGV EcoTrans, an alternative fuel vehicle systems company.
Todd D. Thorner, Executive Vice President
Todd Thorner is a co-founder of Foresight Wind Energy and currently serves as Executive Vice President overseeing project development and business development activities. Mr. Thorner leads project origination and greenfield development for the bulk of Foresight’s current project portfolio. He has over 12 years of experience in the electric power industry. Prior to co-founding Foresight, Mr. Thorner worked in a number of a capacities in energy policy and utility consulting, power marketing, and project development support to the independent power producer (IPP) industry. He also had positions at the World Bank from 1996 - 1997 and then at Pace Global Energy Services in Fairfax, Virginia from 1998 - 2001. At the World Bank, Mr. Thorner worked in the Industry & Energy group and assisted the Bank in developing its Environmental Strategy for the Energy Sector. At Pace, Mr. Thorner provided a wide range of consulting and forecasting support to electric utilities, IPPs developing electric power projects, and bank providing financial services to the industry. In 1997, Mr. Thorner earned a Masters in Energy and Environmental Economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, DC. He has his BA from Wesleyan University.