The First Wind Team

Michael Alvarez

President & Chief Financial Officer
Executive Summary: 

Michael Alvarez is responsible for the day-to-day management of the company and oversees Development, Finance, Operations, External Affairs, Human Resources, and IT; and also serves as Chief Financial Officer.  He started with First Wind in November of 2006.

Career Highlights: 

Mr. Alvarez joined First Wind from Edison International, where he was the Vice President of Strategic Planning.

Prior to Edison, he served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and General Counsel at Nexant Inc., a privately held San Francisco-headquartered company that provides software and advisory services to the global energy industry.

Before Nexant, Mr. Alvarez managed the development of the $2.3 billion, 1,700-kilometer TransCaspian natural gas pipeline while at PSG International in London.

Previously, he was President at Kenetech Energy Systems Inc., successfully managing the development of electric power generation projects, as well as a global operating portfolio of wind, gas, biomass, and oil-fired projects.

Mr. Alvarez began his career with the San Francisco law firm of Thelen, Marrin, Johnson & Bridges (now Thelen, Reid & Priest), where he was a partner specializing in commercial and project finance.

Education and Credentials: 
  • Juris Doctor, University of Virginia
  • Bachelor of Arts, Economics, University of Virginia
  • Trustee, California State Parks Foundation
  • Member of the Bar of California, New York and Washington, D.C.

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