UChicago Argonne, LLC: About - Board of Governors
UChicago Argonne, LLC
Founder, President and CEO of Invenergy
Michael Polsky is the founder, President and CEO of Invenergy.
specializes in developing and owning various power generation resources with an emphasis on renewables.
is the largest independent wind developer in the United States with more than twenty six wind generating facilities under its ownership.
With nearly 30 years of experience in the energy industry, Polsky
is widely recognized as a pioneer and an industry leader in the cogeneration and independent power industry in North America.
Prior to forming Invenergy in 2001, Polsky founded SkyGen Energy, in 1991, where he built one of the most successful teams in the independent energy industry.
In 2001, SkyGen
was purchased by Calpine Corporation
for $650 million.
In connection with the sale, Polsky was appointed to Calpine's Board of Directors and became a senior executive at Calpine in addition to continuing in his role as CEO of SkyGen.
Prior to forming SkyGen, he co-founded and was President of Indeck Energy Services Inc., where he led the development and financing of one of the first portfolios of independent power generating assets.
Prior to forming Indeck Energy Services, Polsky held various positions at Fluor Engineers, Brown Boveri Turbomachinery and Bechtel Power Corporation.
Because of his
education, experience and expertise, he
writes and lectures regularly on industry topics.
In 2002, Polsky
endowed a Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business
The Center is named after him.
Polsky currently chairs the Entrepreneurship Advisory Board at Chicago Booth and is a member of the University Of Chicago Board Of Trustees.
In addition, he serves on the Boards of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) Chicago and the World Resources Institute.
Polsky holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a MSME degree from Kiev Polytechnic Institute.