Kevin is a technology expert and project manager with over 20 years of experience in the management of multi-million-dollar programs related to the development and deployment of technologies and practices for the power sector. One of the keys to the success of these projects is the ability to systematically resolve conflicting needs and provide an acceptable solution for a variety of stakeholders. This encompasses resolving regulatory and environmental issues, while still maintaining attractive return on investments for projects. The multi-organization teams he has led combine OEMs, EDC firms, technology developers, regulators, regional, and federal stakeholders. His international project experience includes Europe, Middle East, and Asia. He is a recipient of R&D 100 awards as well as awards for technology transfer.

Dr. O'Brien's efforts in carbon management have spanned the supply and demand side as well as transmission and distribution. Recently, he served as senior management in a joint venture to supply site support to the Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). In this $297 Million program he managed teams that delivered services to balance project portfolios in order to maximize risk / reward tradeoff and teams that developed monitoring plans for stimulus (ARRA) funded energy projects.