About Jenny Bredt
Jenny Bredt is the Director of Operational Excellence at Renewable Energy Systems (RES). In this role, she employs lean principles and methodology, paired with strategic leadership, to deliver improvements across RES’ construction business in North America.
Ms. Bredt has 18 years of experience in renewable energy. Her career started with the Division of Energy and Mineral Development (DEMD), under the Department of Interior, Indian Affairs. At DEMD, she used GIS to map tribal energy and mineral resources and supported tribes in the exploration of their renewable resource potential. Jenny left DEMD for a renewable centric role with CH2M Hill where she focused on private development opportunities with companies such as Conoco, Chevron and Masdar.
She joined RES in 2008 as a Wind Development Manager and in her 13+ years with RES, has been directly responsible for development and oversight of 10+ GWs of assets and contributed to the sale of over 1 GW of wind, solar and storage assets. She also led RES’ transformation activities for 2+ years facilitating a streamlined business and reduced LCOE in the post-subsidy market.
Jenny has a bachelor’s degree in Geological Sciences from the University of Colorado, Boulder and a Master of Science in Global Energy Management from the University of Colorado, Denver.
Ms. Bredt is also a lecturer and member of the Advisory Council for the Global Energy Management program at the University of Colorado, Denver.
RES is the world’s largest independent renewable energy company active in wind, solar, energy storage, transmission and distribution. RES has developed and/or constructed over 22GW of renewable energy worldwide and supports 9GW of operational assets. RES’ vision is to create a future where everyone has access to affordable zero carbon energy.
The Global Energy Management (GEM) Program is a business and leadership program focused on turning today’s energy professionals into tomorrow’s leaders through its educational offerings.
2022 Panelist Profile | Q&A with Jenny
What are you looking forward to at this year’s Energy Summit (aside from your session)?
I’m looking forward to hearing from Colorado’s Oil and Gas industry about the current state of the industry and where they see the industry in the next few years.
What made you decide to join us at this 34th Annual Energy Summit conference to participate on this panel?
I enjoy engaging in conversations around energy with diverse colleagues in the industry.
Why do you think your panel topic is critical in the oil and natural gas industry at this time?
Now is the time for the energy industry to collaborate openly and humbly. Solutions to our current climate disruption will not happen overnight; engaging in discussion about logistics and realities of transitioning from a fossil fuel dominated energy space to a net zero energy future is the first step towards solutions.
Any great books or binge-worthy shows to recommend?
My Brilliant Friend (books and show)
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