S.D. Wind Energy Assoc. names new executive director
January 07. 2014 9:39AM
Paul Bachman, PE, MBA, former department head and manager of Sioux Falls office of
DGR Engineering, has been named the association’s third executive director effective Jan. 1.
“I am very excited by the opportunity to be a part of this excellent organization and look forward to the challenges facing us in wind development in South Dakota,” Bachman said.
Bachman currently serves on the South Dakota Legislative Task Force on Wind Energy and the IEEE NESC (SC 4) Standards Committee. He is a registered professional engineer in eight states and is NCEES certified.
Bachman attended the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, the University of South Dakota, and received his Masters in Business Administration from the University of Minnesota-Duluth. He has considerable experience in financial modeling of capital investments, development of marketing plans, conducting technical / financial feasibility studies for wind projects, and the development of interconnection and power purchase agreements.
Bachman and his family currently reside in Harrisburg.
The South Dakota Wind Energy Association is a voluntary trade association that supports the development of wind energy as a sustainable, economic, and environmentally friendly resource for all of South Dakota.