• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Kevin Wetzel

Pattern Energy

Senior Director, Business Development

Mr. Wetzel serves as a Senior Director, Business Development at Pattern Energy. In this role, he advances project development and pipeline growth activities, with a focus on the Western US. Mr. Wetzel is the lead developer for Pattern Energy’s SunZia initiative, a wind and transmission portfolio which once completed will be will be the largest renewable energy infrastructure project in US history. Prior to joining Pattern, Mr. Wetzel spent eight years at SunPower Corporation. He held a number of roles at SunPower across the development and finance sectors, with responsibilities encompassing project development, power marketing, M&A, treasury, insurance, and corporate financing.

Sessions With Kevin Wetzel

Monday, 6 March

  • 04:30pm - 05:15pm (CST) / 06/mar/2023 10:30 pm - 06/mar/2023 11:15 pm

    Pattern Energy | Opportunities from the SunZia Electric Transmission Line

    The Western Spirt transmission line in New Mexico was built 2021, enabling the largest wind farm in U.S. history. Now the SunZia, an even larger high voltage-direct current transmission line, will connect a wind farm three times larger to deliver power to millions through the southwestern US. This session will highlight the challenges of developing new transmission capacity to bolster the grid.