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Joel M. Laubenstein

Principal

Joel Laubenstein, principal, is a member of Baker Tilly’s energy and utilities team. Prior to joining Baker Tilly, Joel served as a project manager for a privately held renewable energy project developer, where he was responsible for technology transfer, site selection, contract negotiation, and capital structuring and acquisition.

Joel specializes in the management of client energy and infrastructure initiatives. He provides support in technology due diligence, project feasibility analysis, financial modeling, contract structuring and negotiation, and debt and equity procurement.

Experience

  • Specializes in evaluating and supporting the development of new business opportunities in energy and infrastructure
  • Energy project development activities on behalf of clients in multiple industries, specific focus on renewable energy project development
  • Financial modeling, analysis, and optimal deal structuring
  • Leverage of public and private financing mechanisms
  • Provides overall project management services
  • Consults on investment opportunities in the renewable energy space on behalf of clients
  • Third-party feasibility studies for public sector and private clients
  • Industry specialization in energy, tribal governments, agribusiness, and food and beverage

Involvement

  • American Wind Energy Association
  • American Biogas Council
  • Solar Energy Industries Association
  • National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development
  • Native American Finance Officers Association
  • American Public Power Association
  • Texas Public Power Association
  • Edison Electric Institute
  • Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
  • Gulf Coast Power Association
  • International Dairy Foods Association

Thought Leadership

  • Speaker on a variety of topics revolving around renewable energy solutions and opportunities at national and regional conferences

Education

University of Wisconsin–La Crosse
Bachelor of Science Degree