Nate Smith is a Project Developer for the Emerging Markets team and is based in Philadelphia, PA. Nate is focused on developing Community Solar projects across Pennsylvania to diversify the state’s energy generation profile and support local municipalities. Nate has been active in Solar since 2017, and has a deep understanding of maximizing a project’s value while stewarding it through the interconnection process to secure a PPA.
Prior to Borrego, Nate developed a pipeline of projects with Johnson Development Associates in South Carolina in excess of 700 MW across all three of the state’s utilities, with sizes ranging from 2-75MWac. Additionally, Nate spent time working in Project Finance with Cypress Creek Renewables, helping facilitate the transfer of projects from development to asset management. Nate earned a BS in Finance and International Business from Villanova University, and an MBA with concentrations in Energy, Real Estate, and Sustainability from UNC Chapel Hill’s Kenan Flagler School of Business.