Rich Barone, Vice Chair

Richard Barone

PLMA Title: Board Chair

Company: TRC Companies
Company Title: VP Advanced Energy Transformation
Years with PLMA: 8
Years in the Industry: 14

How Did You Become a Member of PLMA's Leadership Team?

I was initially recruited by John Powers to join the DER Integration Interest Group as a co-chair in the fall of 2016 in Del Ray, FL. From there, I got increasingly involved with PLMA and was strongly encouraged by Rich Philip and Michael Brown to engage as a candidate for an officer position on the basis of my interest in and commitment to the organization.

Subject Matter Expertise / Areas of Knowledge:

  • wholesale markets,
  • retail markets,
  • data analytics,
  • information technology,
  • automated metering infrastructure,
  • load control devices,
  • residential demand response,
  • commercial demand response,
  • energy storage,
  • consulting services,
  • program design,
  • energy management,
  • geothermal,
  • beneficial electrification,
  • connected devices,
  • wi-fi thermostats,
  • ac/cycling programs,
  • rate design,
  • regulatory process and procedures,
  • utility scale solar,
  • rooftop solar,
  • bring your own device programs,
  • time of use rates,
  • dynamic peak pricing rates,
  • real-time tariffs,
  • demand side management,

Getting to Know You Outside of Work

Where are you located: Boulder, CO by way of New York City and Honolulu

Favorite book / author: Tie: William Gibson & Douglas Adams

Favorite band/ group / artist: Grateful Dead

Favorite foods: Pizza

Favorite TV show(s): The Leftovers, The Office, Brooklyn Nine9, Six Feet Under, Real Time with Bill Maher

Favorite movie(s): Pulp Fiction, Good Fellas, A Clockwork Orange, Caddyshack, Fearless, Vanilla Sky

What do you play / do in your free time: Spend time with my two sons, play guitar and sing, run, hike.

What's your "one thing" that you bring to your work to motivate you? An ideological conviction that this work is an important part in a larger solution to transform our relationship with the planet.

How would you suggest others get involved with PLMA:
Don’t be shy; we are a volunteer run organization and many hands make light work. If there’s something that interests you, whether you are knowledgeable on the subject or not—just raise your hand and jump right in. The more voices, the more perspectives, the more thought we bring to this industry, the better off we will all be because if it. Your involvement is not only encouraged... it is needed.

Ask me about:
Life, the Universe & Everything; How I got on this path 18 years ago; Music

Contact Info:
LinkedIn | Text me @ 718-930-7738