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Pareto Energy’s brain trust of investors, lawyers and engineers funds communities of energy consumers seeking to insource their electric power supply as an alternative to importing power from investor-owned utilities.  With Pareto Energy’s investment of cash, technical and legal expertise, consumers self-organize and manage local area power and heating/cooling networks through the creation of microgrids. Proper organization and management enables simultaneous optimization of microgrid affordability, reliability and environmental sustainability.

Our business model is GridLink, a two-sided platform consisting of a legal framework, power electronics and decision support software to optimize microgrid investments and operations. Unlike other microgrid business models, the GridLink platform confronts utility opposition to microgrids by simultaneously increasing the economic welfare of communities and utility companies. GridLink ensures an equitable sharing of microgrid benefits between microgrid users and utility rate payers and shareholders.

Leadership Team
Guy Warner
Chairman & CEO
Chet Warner
Chief Operating Officer

Chairman & CEO

Guy Warner

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Guy Warner is Pareto Energy’s Founder and Chief Executive Officer. Trained as a financial economist, Guy worked for 7 years with the Washington National Tax Service of Price Waterhouse before founding his own company in 1990. Guy has worked on more than 100 energy and infrastructural planning engagements and provided financial and strategic planning advice to a number of electric and gas utilities in the United States, Europe, and South America. He has served as an economic and energy expert before federal courts and state public utility commissions.

Since 1995, Guy has concentrated his work on developing new energy efficiency, renewable energy and on-site power projects, working on more than 40 such projects in North, Central, and South America. Finally, Guy has a long history working on climate change projects. He helped found and fund a not-for profit organization that sponsored a year of youth expeditions that were featured at the 1992 United Nations Climate Change Convention in Rio de Janeiro. Guy also served as a financial advisor on bilateral carbon trades that were successfully registered as part of the US State Department’s Joint Implementation initiative.

Guy graduated from Choate Rosemary Hall in 1975, where he was a member of the Varsity Ice Hockey team. He received his B.A. in Government from St. Lawrence University in 1979.

Chief Operating Officer

Chet Warner

(t) (202) 903-0758    (m) (301) 922-9825

Chet Warner is Pareto Energy’s Chief Operating Officer. Chet manages all aspects of Pareto’s day-to-day operations with a focus on microgrid market development and regulatory efforts. Previously, he managed Pareto’s market entry efforts in New York City and New England.

Chet’s interest in microgrids stems from his participation in the Cities Program, an honors-level, interdisciplinary freshman and sophomore year program at Trinity College’s Center for Urban and Global Studies. Chet studied in the history, English, sociology, art history, and urban studies departments and developed a keen interest in the intricacies of large-scale urban redevelopment projects.  During his senior year, he wrote a term paper focusing on the viability and complexity of large-scale urban redevelopment projects that centered on the construction of a stadium or arena.

Before joining Pareto, Chet interned in the Team Administration Department at DC United of Major League Soccer and as a junior intern with the US Conference of Mayors.  Chet graduated from St. Albans School in 2007, where he captained the Varsity Basketball Team during his senior year and was a three-time member of the Varsity Rowing Team. Chet received his B.A. in History from Trinity College in 2011.  During his time at Trinity, he was a four-year member of the Varsity Rowing Team.