Director of Energy Programs
Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology
Mr. Rinebold is responsible for developing energy programs at the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT) that focus on energy and infrastructure planning; deployment of renewable and advanced energy technology; management of energy information; and the analysis and formation of energy policy.
Prior to working at CCAT, Mr. Rinebold was the founding Executive Director of the Institute for Sustainable Energy at Eastern Connecticut State University, established to promote an improved awareness of energy uses, efficient use of energy, and protection of environmental resources. Mr. Rinebold was Chair of the legislative Task Force to assess energy infrastructure of southwest Connecticut and Chair of the Legislative Task Force to assess energy infrastructure crossing Long Island Sound. Previously, Mr. Rinebold was the Executive Director of the State of Connecticut Siting Council where he directed all activities for electric forecasting and the site regulation of energy, telecommunications, and waste management facilities since 1985. Prior to serving with the Siting Council, Mr. Rinebold worked as the District Manager for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Litchfield County Conservation District.
Mr. Rinebold is a board member of the Connecticut Energy and Power Society, a member of the Citizens Advisory Committee for the EPA Long Island Sound Study, and a recipient of the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection 2004 Green Circle Program Award. Mr. Rinebold holds a Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning from Central Connecticut State University and a Master of Community Planning and Area Development from the University of Rhode Island.