After graduating from the program in December 2016, Airton founded a new company – Dudzevich Energy Consulting Corp. – and has continued to work on a range of projects. This includes consulting with Rocky Mountain Solar, a company that is developing build a 20MW solar power plant in Cranbrook, B.C. If Rocky Mountain gets the green light to proceed, the project will be Western Canada’s largest solar power plant.
As a lead consultant on the project, Airton is responsible for designing and overseeing all the engineering aspects, sourcing components, working with suppliers, and ensuring the business case allows reasonable payback for investors.
“The MEL program gave me the opportunity to improve my skills and be part of what might be the largest solar power plant in the western provinces. In five months, I got my investment back, and I am now thinking about my next challenge and opportunity: hiring people and building a great team.”