Dr. Merwin Brown, Chief Strategy Officer
Dr. Merwin Brown is the retired Affiliate Sr. Advisor at UC Berkeley. Dr. Brown’s comprehensive knowledge of electric utilities and of new and emerging utility technologies is derived from over 45 years of experience in the industry.
As Chief Strategy Officer for UniGen Resources, he will develop and adjust corporate strategy; liaise with potential customers, partners, investors, and supporters; and lead funding initiatives.
Formerly, he served as Director of Electric Grid Research (EGR) for the California Institute for Energy and Environment (CIEE), University of California. EGR conducts technology research to modernize electric grids for implementing California’s environmental policies. He’s also worked for PG&E, Arizona Public Service, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, among others, mostly managing energy technology research teams, programs, and projects.
He has served as a utility business planner (PG&E) and an industry advisor in numerous capacities and forums, and was a member of the US DOE Electricity Advisory Committee (2012-2017) and chairman of its Energy Storage subcommittee.
Dr. Brown holds a BS and PhD in nuclear engineering from Kansas State University.