Clean Technology 2009
Mark Kapner

Mark Kapner

Senior Strategy Engineer
Austin Energy

Mark Kapner, P.E., currently the Senior Strategy Engineer at Austin Energy was the utility’s Manager of Conservation and Renewable Energy since 1999. He was instrumental in developing and running Austin’s GreenChoice Program, the nation’s leading renewable energy marketing program. Kapner also helped to launch Plug-In Partners, the Austin Energy-lead campaign to persuade the automobile industry to build plug-in hybrid vehicles. He has 30 years of experience in energy technology and environmental engineering and policy. Prior to coming to Austin, Kapner launched TerraSolar USA, a solar photovoltaics company based in New Jersey. He was a research and development manager in the New York Power Authority where he developed demonstration projects in energy storage, biomass energy, solar, and cogeneration. Kapner spent ten years as a consultant to federal government agencies, including the National Science Foundation, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Agency. He has a BS in Engineering Science from the State University of New York and a Masters in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University.

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