Robert Blenker is President & CEO of WRB Energy, lead developer of the Jamaica Content 28MW solar project, and founding partner of WRB Serra, an investment firm focused on renewable energy, energy efficiency, and water infrastructure.
Robert is a veteran renewable energy executive with more than 30 years of experience sourcing, developing, and managing infrastructure projects, specifically in Latin America and the Caribbean. He has developed renewable energy projects, vertically-integrated utilities, and sustainable infrastructure in Honduras, Uzbekistan, Nigeria, Mauritania, Colombia, Jamaica, Turks and Caicos, Dominica, and the United States.
Prior to WRB Energy, Robert founded and served as President of the Utila Power Company, a vertically integrated electric utility in Honduras, and co-founded the Tennessee Valley Infrastructure Group, one of North America’s top five wind construction firms. He generated a pipeline of 1,200 MW in wind generation assets as Vice President Development – New Markets for Airtricity. He began his career in the United States Peace Corps where he served as the Country Director in the Kyrgyz Republic, Slovak Republic, Hungary, Armenia, and Nicaragua and held executive positions in Honduras and Uruguay.
Robert is an active member of the renewable energy community and has developed renewable energy interconnection policies for three Caribbean utilities and geothermal legislation and resource agreements in two Caribbean countries. He is a member of the boards of Grenlec, the Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum, and the Caribbean Student Environmental Alliance. Robert earned an MAIA in international administration and development economics from Ohio University and a BS in wildlife management and natural resources administration from The Ohio State University.