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Michael STAVY, Principal, The Renewable Energy Finance and Technology Consultancy©
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Michael STAVY'S Background

Michael STAVY'S Short Form CV (resume)
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Michael STAVY'S Contact Information
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All Michael's Invoices are now Sent Through PayPal
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Schedule to Meet Michael at a Renewable Energy Event
The Beighley-Stavy House

The Beighley-Stavy Home in Georgetown, CO
When in Chicago, ride the CTA

Innovations in Energy Efficient City Transit
Yes We Can!

The 2017 Chicago Climate Charter and the 2015 Paris Climate Accord
A Chicago Icon

Inside Marina City


I help Propery Owners Develop their Wind Assets

Wind Power

Solar Power
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Energy Storage Capacity
generate electricity and heat

Microturbine & Distributed Generation Projects
Yes, We Can!

The 2017 Chicago Climate Charter, 2015 Paris Climate Accord, Carbon Trading, the Carbon Tax
Lets Shop!

Electricity and Natural Gas Procurement
Fuel Cell Vehicle

Hybrid, Electric, Natural Gas, Hydrogen and Alternative Fuel Vehicles


33 Papers and Counting

List of Michael STAVY'S Published Papers and Presentations
see my co-authors

My August 2002 JSEE Paper is Specifically Cited in 11 Papers


C U in Hamburg!

PAPER at WindEurope 2018 Conference, 25-28 September, Hamburg
Download my Paper HERE!

PAPER at WindPower 2018, 7-10 May, Chicago
Lets Talk

PAPER at Solar Power International 2017, 10-13 September, Las Vegas
Nice Seeing you at SPI13

PAPER at Solar Power International 2013, 21-24 October, Chicago
Warsaw, Poland

Paper at the 2010 European Wind Energy Conference, 20-23 April, Warsaw Poland
Nice meeting with you in Marseille

PRESENTATION at the EWEC 2009 Marseille, France 16 - 19 March 2009

Paper at the 2009 Michigan Wind Conference 3-4 March 2009, Cobo Hall, Detroit, MI
See you in Chicago

WINDPOWER 2009, May 4-7, Chicago, IL USA

Press for the CHICAGO EDITION of my 2009 EWEC Paper
día bueno

PRESENTATION at the 2008 Latin American Wind Energy Conference, November 5-7, Guadalajara, MX

PRESENTATION at WINDPOWER 2008, June 1-4, Houston, TX

PRESENTATION at the 2008 European Wind Energy Conference, 31 March-3 April, Brussels. Belgium
Nice seeing you in LA

PAPER, "The Economics of Storing Wind Electricity as Hydrogen" at WindPower 2007 June 3-6 Los Angeles, CA USA
Kellogg Graduate School of Management Class of 1969

QUOTED in the Northwestern Alumni Magazine, Winter, 2007
Storing Wind Electricity as Hydrogen

PAPER "The Technology of Storing Wind Electrcity as Hydrogen" at the European Wind Energy Conference, 7-10 May, 2007, Milan, Italy
Storing Wind Electricity as Hydrogen

PAPER at the POWER GEN Renewable Energy and Fuels Conference, March 6-8, 2007, Las Vegas, NV
Spoke to Reporters

PRESENTATION "Reporting the Wind Story" At the Seminar "Reporting Energy Issues in the Midwest", Sponsored by the Foundation for American Communications, Urbana, IL September 14, 2006
Spark, November 2005

Letter to the Editor of SPARK, November, 2005
Clear Creek Public Radio

"US Energy Sources and Uses" October 29, 2005 Interview on KYGT, Clear Creek County, CO Public Radio
Illinois’ Voluntary Renewable Portfolio Standard

MY 2005 COMMENTS to Illinois Commerce Commision Concerning lllinois' Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS)
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

MY ANSWERS to Certain Questions Concerning Illinois' 2005 RPS (Renewable Portfolio Standard)
Quoted Comments

COMMENTS Quoted in Newspapers or Magazines

PUBLISHED "January 3, 2005 Letter to the Editor" in Crain's Chicago Business
Journal of Solar Energy Engineering

PAPER "Carbon Content of Hydrogen Vehicle Fuel" in the February, 2005 Journal of Solar Energy Engineering
The Cost of Wind Electricity

PAPER "Worksheet to Compute the Cost Wind Electricity", World Renewable Energy Conference-VIII, Denver, CO USA, August 29-September 3, 2004
Fuel Cell Vehicle

PAPER California Climate Change Center's First Annual Conference on Climate Change, June 9-10, 2004, Sacramento, CA
Fuel Cell Vehicle

PAPER, National Hydrogen Association 20O4 Convention, April 26-30, 2004, Los Angeles, CA
Paper on Kyoto Protocol

PAPER-Global WINDPOWER 2004 Conference, Chicago, IL USA, 28-31 March 2004
Levelized Cost and Carbon Content of Hydrogen Vehicle Fuel

PAPER-United States Association for Energy Economics-NCAC-Washington, DC, Friday, December 19, 2003
Fuel Cell Vehicle

PAPER-Illinois Economics Association's 33rd Annual Meeting, October 17-18, 2003, Chicago, IL
Fuel Cell Vehicle

PAPER-American Solar Energy Society's SOLAR 2013 Conference, 21-23 June, Austin,TX
Yak Yak Yak

PAPER-International Solar Energy Society-SOLAR WORLD CONFERENCE 2003-14-19 June 2003,Goteborg, Sweden
Pure Hydrogen Flame

PAPER-European Wind Energy Association-2003 EUROPEAN WIND ENERGY CONFERENCE 16-20 June 2003-Madrid,Spain
Journal of Solar Energy Engineering

PAPER "Worksheet to compute the Levelized Cost of PV electricity", Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, August 2002
From Paris on Route N-7

PAPER, 2002 Global Windpower Conference, 2-5 April, Paris France


  Electricity and Natural Gas Procurement

Michael STAVY  
The Renewable Energy Finance and Technology Consultancy©  
300 N STATE ST APT 4434  
Chicago, Illinois USA 60654  

  • As of the date listed below, I have helped Illinois Non-Residential utility customers (my clients) purchase over 55,000,000 kWh (55,000 MWh; 55 GWh) of electricity and 9,762 therms (976.2 mmBtu) of natural gas.

  • The State of Illinois' electric and natural gas utility industries are now deregulated.

  • Non-residential Illinois electric/natural gas utility customers can now buy energy on the open market.

  • Residential and Small Business Illinois ComEd and Ameren customers now can also buy electricity from any Illinois Alternative Retail Electric Supplier (ARES) or from ComEd [the Northeastern Illinois legacy retail electric vendor and transmission/distribution/billing system operator] or from Ameren [the Southwestern Illinois legacy retail electric vendor and transmission/distribution/billing operator]).

  • My practice is based on the assumption that in Illinois' competitive electricity market,  that I will be able to get ComEd and Ameren Residential and Small Business customers a rate that is better than the ComEd (Ameren) default rate.

  • I have been helping my Illinois clients buy electricity/natural gas since April, 2005   

  • I advise my clients on the subtle yet important complex details of buying electricity and natural gas in Illinois' competitive energy market

  • I analyze my client's electric (ComEd; Ameren) and natural gas bills (Peoples Gas; Nicor; Ameren).

  • I help clients shop for a good price in Illinois' competitive electric/natural gas market.

  • My renewable energy consulting has given me experience in Illinois' competitive electric/natural gas markets.

  • Why has my experience in renewable energy (wind, solar) given me experience in buying Illinois electricity and natural gas?      

  • Good Question!  The answer is that in order to know if renewable energy is cost competitive with the grid's electricity/natural gas, I have had to compute what my client was paying for grid electricity/natural gas.

  • I can also help you buy renewable energy (wind, solar).

  • To make an appointment go to My Contact Information

   14 November 2016             

the new rural gold mine

Illinois' Mendota Hills Wind Plant Under Construction

Source: Michael Stavy Photo Collection 


Don Quixote was my first Wind client

 Older Spanish Wind Plant (MW capacity unknown) that is not on the Illinois grid

Photo:  Michael Kemma , Quixote's Giants, Study 8, Consuegra Spain, 1996

Source: Michael Kenna, A 30 Year Retrospective, June 23-August 26 2005, Robert Mann Gallery

The information contained on this webpage including any dates, tariffs and pricing, is for informational purposes only and is not a binding offer to provide consulting services to help purchase electricity or natural gas in Illinois' competitive grid based energy markets. While I believe that this webpage contains correct information, I am not making any warranty, express or implied, not do I assume any legal responsibility for the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any information, product or service disclosed. The information contained on this webpage including the products, dates, tariffs or services described, are subject to change without notice.



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Michael STAVY, Advisor on the Finances of Renewable Energy

Wind, Solar, Energy Storage, Climate Change Mitigation

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