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Dennis Quinn

Joule Assets
COO, Co-founder
Greater New York City Area
Mr. Quinn is currently COO and co-founder of Joule Assets responsible for market development, development of web-based customer engagement platform and company sales.Previously, Mr. Quinn was a founding member and CEO of Celerity Energy LLC, one of the first demand response companies in the US in 2000 and early on successfully developed one of the largest portfolios of demand response clients in the Western US by developing win/win business relationships with his clients, which ranged from major industrial, commercial and institutional customers, including California’s 30 major public universities. Mr. Quinn was instrumental in developing early rules of participation for DR in California. His vision to create a fully dispatchable portfolio of resources under a 25 MW long term contract led to one of the first successful third-party- owned non-spin reserve DG/DR resources in the US. Mr. Quinn successfully sold Celerity Energy in 2006 to EnerNOC. Mr. Quinn’s familiarity and success in working with investor-owned and public utilities wascultivated during his years at PacifiCorp where he held a variety of management positionsranging from utility operations to special project management. As Vice President of PacifiCorpDevelopment Company, he led development efforts for over $300m in domestic andinternational operating power projects.Mr. Quinn’s experience and success with energy efficiency and conservation stretches back over 20 years when, as head of PacifiCorp’s weatherization initiatives, the company achieved 100% customer participation in Bonneville Power’s landmark Hood River Conservation Project, still heralded today for its early work in measuring the energy savings and socio-economic benefits of retrofit weatherization.From early 2007 until his current role as COO of Joule Assets, Mr. Quinn led MW Corporation’sentry into renewable energy development in India through its subsidiary, Entegra Ltd. While atEntegra, Mr. Quinn successfully secured two of the first grid-scale solar power projects in India; a 1 MW solar PV project and a 10 MW solar thermal project. Additionally, Mr. Quinn led the investment structuring of $25m in foreign equity funding into Entegra’s 400 MW hydroelectric project which has recently been completed.