Reid Capalino is a Senior Vice President for Business Development with LS Power, an investment and operating company focused on power generation, electric transmission and energy infrastructure.
Previously Reid served as a Managing Director with Aligned Climate Capital and Principal with Aligned Intermediary, both investment platforms focused on deploying capital into clean energy and related areas.
Reid began his career as an Analyst at Deutsche Bank Climate Advisors (DBCCA). At DBCCA Reid assisted fund managers with $3 billion AUM to evaluate investments in renewable energy, energy efficiency, and agriculture. In this role Reid also managed complex research engagements with external partners such as the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the Rocky Mountain Institute, the Generation Foundation (part of Generation Investment Management), the US Partnership for Renewable Energy Finance, and the Investor Network on Climate Risk.
Reid has also served as a Senior Energy Analyst at the Carbon Tracker Initiative, a financial think tank focused on energy and climate issues. He has authored numerous reports related to clean energy investment opportunities, including the January 2014 Clean Trillion report. Reid’s publications have been covered by, among others, the New York Times, The Financial Times, The Guardian, and Bloomberg.
Reid has a Master in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Reed College. He serves on the Advisory Board of the Environmental Voter Project.
Reid lives with his wife and son in New York City.
October 8th is designated Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day, chosen for the atomic weight of hydrogen (1.008). In support of this day, The Solar & Storage Finance Summit will look at green hydrogen, powered by solar in the US market.
This session will analyze the work we need to do as an industry to improve the bankability of green hydrogen collocated with solar as a generation source. We will hear from lenders and equity investors about their appetite for this segment of the market, explore the trends in CAPEX and look at how the industry can scale. We will also look at investment needed into the infrastructure supporting the growth of the industry and discuss how government plans to support a hydrogen industry could bolster solar+H2.