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Meridian Sustainability Partners is a boutique energy and sustainability focused advisory firm that works with Indigenous communities, municipalities, and private firms.
Our strategic project development and management services can help you and your community or organization reduce greenhouse gas emissions with energy efficiency and renewable energy.
Meridian can evaluate your emission reduction options, navigate challenging regulatory frameworks, and help your organization reach its sustainability goals. Our team can even help you study and plan a renewable energy project from the point of origination to commercial operation.
Our multi-disciplinary team has a rich breadth of experience garnered from experience in both Canadian and International Markets working with large, publicly traded renewable energy finance, installation and construction companies in the U.S.A., as well as international banks and private equity firms.
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4. OUR EXPERIENCE
Meridian’s multi-disciplinary team has a rich breadth of experience garnered from experience in both Canadian and international markets working with large, publicly traded renewable energy finance, installation and construction companies in the U.S.A., as well as international banks and private equity firms.
The lead project developer and Managing Partner of Meridian Sustainability Partners, Mr. Ryan Dick is an experienced international project developer, consultant, and entrepreneur who has worked in South America, the United States, and Canada in the renewable energy sector.
As an entrepreneur in Ecuador, his company Radical Energy originated, developed, raised capital for, and negotiated two power purchase agreements with the federal government for a 30 MW and a 20 MW solar project. Radical Energy sold these projects to an international consortium of investors and a large energy and aerospace EPC company. Having worked with the Ecuadorian Federal government, a local Indigenous community, several international development banks, and an international EPC company, Ryan gained invaluable experience.
Afterwards, Mr. Dick worked in Silicon Valley and San Francisco for two large solar finance and construction companies including Sunrun and Borrego Solar Systems Inc. Mr. Dick has worked on multiple projects in the clean technology, geothermal, solar, and energy policy space for both large companies and startups. Ryan has provided renewable energy advisory services with multiple Albertan counties and municipal districts, including the County of Grande Prairie and the MD of Greenview.
Meridian Sustainability Partners is working with multiple First Nation and Métis Settlement clients. Ryan has a Master of Science in sustainable energy development and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Calgary and University of Alberta, respectively.
Ryan is also a member of the Alberta Indigenous Electricity Technical Working Group which convenes monthly with the goal of furthering Métis and First Nation involvement in the renewable energy sector as investors, developers, and active participants in Alberta’s growing green energy space. The board’s members are a mix of Indigenous technical leadership from multiple communities, as well as executive level participation from the Government of Alberta’s AUC, AESO, AEP, Department of Energy, and Indigenous Services Canada. Ryan is also on the Board of Directors for Geothermal Canada.
Meridian’s team includes Dave Fraser and Maria Jose Troya. Mr. Fraser is a former Executive Vice President of Edmonton Power (renamed Epcor Utilities and then Capital Power) who has decades of experience in the utility power sector as a leader and consultant. Ms. Troya is a highly skilled member of the team working remotely from the UK. Maria is a biologist with experience studying the planning and effects of power plant development on the environment and Indigenous communities. Maria has extensive experience working with the World Wildlife Foundation in Washington DC, and is currently studying an MBA / MSc at Oxford University.
Meridian Sustainability Partner’s experienced advisory board consists of leaders with decades of executive experience in the utility sector, indigenous relations, municipal management, high level government, private financing, and project development.