Russ Laplante

Vice President of Business Development

Russ is responsible for leading PPA, utility project sale transactions, and third party IPP sale transactions for Tradewind’s solar and wind portfolio. Russ has 11 years of experience in the renewable energy industry and joined Tradewind in 2016. Since joining the company, he has led and closed on the sale of 900MW of solar projects. Russ brings a broad set of skills and experience including financial structuring, contract negotiations, origination, M&A, project development, and construction / asset management.

Russ was previously a founding member of OwnEnergy, where he was responsible for helping to grow the business, converting a pure start-up to a development platform that was sold to a strategic investor in 2015. Earlier in his career, Russ was a Financial Analyst and completed the training program at Goldman Sachs.

Russ has a BA in Economics with a minor in Philosophy of Religion from Bates College in Maine. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst. Russ lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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