Dara Salour has over of 26 years of experience in the energy industry, and currently manages AESC’s distributed generation practice. As part of his Program Management responsibilities, he oversees application reviews and inspections for the Self-Generation Incentive Program and California Solar Initiative Thermal Program. AESC clients administering these programs are Southern California Edison, Pacific Gas and Electric, Southern California Gas and the Center for Sustainable Energy. He serves as the lead consultant to the Statewide Self-Generation Incentive Program Working Group, which includes the CPUC and the investor-owned utilities.
Prior to joining AESC, Mr. Salour worked for RCM Digesters, where he was responsible for the interconnection of farm-based anaerobic digestion projects in the three California IOU’s service territories. He also worked closely with the SMUD advanced, renewable and distributed generation technologies group to develop three independent dairy power production projects in Galt and Elk Grove, Calif.
Prior to joining RCM Digesters, he held a position with Black & Veatch Corporation, where he provided consulting engineering services in the area of renewable energy, including assessment of renewable energy resources and technological status in 12 former Soviet Union countries for the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development, and independent engineering evaluation of an Integrated Gasifier Combined Cycle project operating on biomass fuel in Andhra Pradesh, India.
He has also worked at the California Energy Commission, where he managed $4.4 million of wind, biogas and fuel cell power research and development contracts as part of the Energy Technology Advancement Program.
Mr. Salour received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from California State University, Sacramento, and his Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Davis.