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About NRS



National Renewable Solutions, LLC (“NRS”) is a renewable energy company founded in 2011 and based in Minnetonka, Minnesota. NRS originates, acquires and develops renewable energy projects throughout the US at various stages, including from greenfield through operations. We have commercialized more than 1 GW of operating wind and solar projects, demonstrating a strong track record in a competitive field. Our current active development portfolio comprises more than 5 GW of renewable projects.

Our mission is to grow the renewables foothold in the US energy market with utility scale clean energy projects, leveraging our distinct expertise in wind, solar and storage technologies.

Our unique approach incorporates an efficient and purposeful review of each project’s attributes, with an unmatched effort in building long-lasting partnerships to deliver the best possible outcome to customers and communities.

In mid 2021, NRS was acquired by BlackRock Real Assets – Climate Infrastructure Group (“BlackRock”) with the intention of accelerating the development of its pipeline of projects toward financing, construction, and operations. With NRS’ on-the-ground development and origination expertise and BlackRock’s capital markets support and global reach, we have positioned ourselves as a major player in the U.S. renewable energy market.


* BLACKROCK REAL ASSETS OPERATES ONE OF THE LARGEST CLIMATE INFRASTRUCTURE EQUITY INVESTMENT PLATFORMS IN THE WORLD WITH OVER $9.7 BILLION IN TOTAL COMMITMENTS AND INVESTMENTS IN 450 RENEWABLE POWER AND OTHER CLIMATE RELATED PROJECTS ACROSS 17 COUNTRIES AND 5 CONTINENTS.



Our Mission



Our mission is to continue to grow the renewables foothold in US energy market by developing viable, utility and distribution scale renewable energy projects, with a primary focus on wind, solar and storage technologies.

Our unique approach incorporates an efficient and purposeful review of each project's attributes, with an unmatched effort in building long-lasting partnerships to deliver the best possible outcome to customers and communities.

Our Values



  • Integrity. We believe in placing the highest degree of importance on ensuring honesty, transparency and a strong moral compass is threaded throughout not just everything we do, but who we are as people and as a company.

  • Innovation. We believe strongly in incorporating new technology and out-of-the-box concepts into each of our projects. Our focus on collaborative decision-making generates an efficient and flexible processes, often unlocking new potential, and ultimately providing for better outcomes for all involved.

  • Commitment. We understand there is often complexity and nuance associated with building projects – and having the commitment and perseverance to always look for solutions as problems arise is oftentimes what makes us successful.

  • Community. With our history as a family-owned business, establishing long-lasting relationships that span from the project’s local communities and landowners to our industry partners and customers is in our DNA. While we are doing great things, we always aim to make a lasting connection with all who touch our projects.

Our Team



Our experienced and highly proficient staff has expertise across the full range of project development activities. These include project finance, resource assessment, real estate, grid interconnection and transmission planning, GIS, permitting and environmental mitigation for all of the mainstream renewable resources – wind, solar, battery storage and carbon-free hydrogen production. We pride ourselves on our ability to move quickly and efficiently, and maintaining our focus on the most value-driven milestones for each of our projects.


Bill Whitlock

Chief Executive Officer

Lindsey Ransom

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Ryan Pelstring

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Lori Augustine

Supply Chain and Contracts Manager

Molly Behun

Transaction Coordinator - Real Estate

JoEllen Billotte

Senior Project Developer

Gene Bryant

Director of Project Engineering

Chase Cheshire

SVP - Origination

Mark Croissant

Director of Project Management

Julian Echeverri

Director of Transmission

Dayton Fancher

DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR

Alina Gritsenko

Finance Manager

Nicholas Halley

SVP - Construction and Procurement

Brian Hemminger

Finance Manager

Afton Horne

SVP - Development

David Houston

Senior Electrical and SCADA Engineer

Khulud Granate-Hussein

Legal Clerk

Nicolas Iglesias

Senior Financial Analyst

Chelsy Jantsch

Associate General Counsel - Real Estate

Ben Klassen

SVP - General Counsel

Caroline Landauer

Operations Manager

Chase Marston

Senior Project Developer

Greg Martinez

Director of Real Estate

Jeff Norman

Director of Grid Integration

Nick Ostermann

CORPORATE COUNSEL

Walter Page

Project Developer

Vineet Parkhe

SVP - Engineering

Daniel Parish

Technical Coordinator

Mike Peck

SVP - Operations

Chris Pickett

Director of Energy Storage

Maya Robinson

Office Manager

Mark Russell

Senior Director, Project Origination and Community Outreach

Scott Schuchhardt

CONTROLLER

Jacy Smith

Communication & Events Manager

Sue Sturnieks

Human Resources Manager

Aniruddh Suresh

SVP - Finance

Cameron Swenson

Project Scheduler

Audrey Thomas

Land Manager

Rachel Trier

Lead Meteorologist / Senior Energy Analyst

Daniel Trimarco

Director - Estimating & Procurement

Katherine Urasky

Origination Manager

Emma Wingad

Staff Accountant

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In mid 2021, NRS was acquired by BlackRock Real Assets – Climate Infrastructure Group* (“BlackRock”) with the intention of accelerating the development of its pipeline of projects toward financing, construction, and ultimately owning and operating. With NRS’ on-the-ground development and origination expertise and BlackRock’s capital markets support and global reach, we have positioned ourselves as a major player in the U.S. renewable energy market.

* BLACKROCK REAL ASSETS OPERATES ONE OF THE LARGEST CLIMATE INFRASTRUCTURE EQUITY INVESTMENT PLATFORMS IN THE WORLD WITH $10 BILLION IN TOTAL COMMITMENTS AND INVESTMENTS IN 450 RENEWABLE POWER AND OTHER CLIMATE RELATED PROJECTS ACROSS 17 COUNTRIES AND 5 CONTINENTS.


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NRS Corporate Headquarters

Crescent Ridge Corporate Center
11100 Wayzata Blvd. Suite 450, Minnetonka, MN 55305

Phone: (952) 473-7500

Toll-Free: 1-844-733-6422

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