Curt Hildebrand brings over 35 years of experience and leadership in the independent power and renewable energy industries. Mr. Hildebrand has served in a wide array of highly productive management roles in project development, power sales & marketing, project finance, government & regulatory affairs and business development.
Mr. Hildebrand joined Hydrostor in October 2020 and currently serves as Senior Vice President – Commercial Affairs. His responsibilities at Hydrostor include leading the company’s commercial and business development activities in U.S. markets, as well as advancing and growing Hydrostor’s Advanced Compressed Air Energy Storage (A-CAES) project portfolio in North America.
Mr. Hildebrand has played a pioneering role in establishing the successful merchant power industry in the U.S. He served as Senior Vice President with Calpine Corporation (1995-2006) and was instrumental in the development, finance, construction and marketing of the company’s 28,000 MW power generation portfolio.
Mr. Hildebrand has also held various technical, finance, development and senior management roles with Western Energy Partners, Agile Energy, Inc., TSMC Solar North America, Inc., GreenWing Energy Management, Ltd, Magma Power Co. and Unocal Geothermal Corp. His accomplishments within these organizations are highlighted by his pivotal contributions that resulted in the construction of over $5 billion in new energy projects in the U.S. and internationally.
Curt received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo in 1985 and is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of California.