Accelergen’s founders have decades of entrepreneurial experience developing and constructing utility scale renewable energy projects across the country

Thomas Houle


Josh Skogen

SVP Development

Adam Foltz

SVP, Grid & Commercial Analytics, and Principal

Stephen Benchluch

Director Commercial Analytics

Matt Ryan

Senior Development Manager

Keith Cargill

Director Grid Analytics

Andrew Bergeron

Vice President Finance

Lauren Kaapcke

Project Developer

thomas houle profile

Thomas Houle


Renewable Energy Industry Leader and Team Builder. Built and led his first team creating a power trading organization and subsequent teams in the creation of a new wires utility and development of gas-fired power plants, wind, solar, and battery storage assets. Since transitioning to renewable energy development in 2004, Tom has led teams in the successful origination of development platform investments and individual project investment, development, contracting, financing, and construction of ~1.6 GW of wind and solar generation and battery assets.

Co-founded Fremantle Energy, a greenfield wind and solar generation developer, with Macquarie Capital funding in 2006 that Macquarie eventually bought. In addition to successfully directly developing wind and solar assets in both the U.S. and Latin America, the Fremantle team originated, diligenced and managed investment in several development stage third-party wind, solar, and storage assets through to completion and financing/sale.

Most recently led Macquarie Capital/Green Investment Group’s renewable power investment and development efforts in North America having originated, established, and managed oversight of a joint venture solar development platform investment with a 1.8 GW portfolio of solar projects across 9 states and managed investment in a greenfield solar development platform based in San Francisco as well as leading a team in the completion of development, financing and construction of a 200 MW wind farm in Texas and the development and construction of 50 MW of battery storage in California.

Josh Skogen

Josh Skogen

SVP Development

Collaborative and highly motivated leader with over 15 years of experience in renewable energy development, construction, and operations. Josh began his career in 2005 at Westwood Professional Services, providing engineering design services for large land and energy development projects. Since fully transitioning to renewable energy development in 2008, Josh has built and led teams to deliver over 2.5GW of utility scale solar, storage, and wind projects from development into operations throughout the United States.

Josh has proven experience and leadership in a start-up environment. He dedicated the last decade of his career building Sustainable Power Group (sPower) alongside an initial team of 6 individuals, ultimately merging with AES in 2020. As a senior leader at sPower, Josh fully staffed and led a team responsible for the transition of projects from development to the completion of construction. In addition to directly developing and executing greenfield wind and solar projects in the US, Josh also led multiple project acquisitions that were instrumental in accelerating the early-stage growth of sPower.

Prior to sPower, Josh was leading the development of utility scale wind energy projects for enXco, which integrated with the EDF group in 2011. He is passionate about the strategy, collaboration, and multi-discipline approach required to make renewable projects successful. Josh graduated with a Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering from Montana State University.