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Our Approach

Renewable Guard is the premier insurance brokerage serving the renewable energy industry. Through innovative solutions and specialized expertise, we offer our clients peace of mind with increased coverage, significant savings, and attentive service. Our team of talented project support experts offer experience in every phase of the project lifecycle from insurance lender consultants to claims specialists. Year over year we’ve proved to be the go-to solution for growing and protecting your renewable energy portfolio.

Who We Are

Renewable Guard is an insurance and risk management brokerage created to meet the unique insurance needs of the Renewable Energy Industry. We represent an industry-leading team of renewable energy-certified risk managers insuring more than 10 GWs of renewable energy projects throughout the country, with an existing client pipeline of projects more than doubling that figure by the end of 2025.

We believe strongly in the power of clean energy and its ability to create a cleaner, more sustainable world. For our part, Renewable Guard can help the push towards reducing carbon emissions by ensuring catastrophic losses do not impact the short and long-term stability of companies who continue to construct and operate these important renewable energy projects.

How We’re Different

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Consistency & Partnership

If you’re looking for a quick-fix triage to your insurance, that’s not us. If you’re looking for a long-term strategic partnership that will consistently go to bat for you to help you build your business, you can rely on us.

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HIGH-LEVEL CONCIERGE SERVICE

With elite, high-caliber, and high-touch customer relations we provide our clients with a concierge experience that they won’t find from big box firms.

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Honesty & Transparency

There are a lot of opportunities in this industry to present inaccurate or unsustainable figures in order to win contracts, only to increase rates down the road. We’re not in the business of bait-and-switch insurance coverage. We are committed to honesty and transparency forming the basis of our relationships with both clients and underwriting partners.

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Collaboration

With our holistic approach, you get a full service team that will work collaboratively to ensure that you not only have the proper coverage at the best rate, but our project finance team will work with your lender to ensure each project is closed on time every time.

Our Mission

Renewable Guard was founded on this mission statement almost 10 years ago and began by supporting small to medium-sized Sponsors that were less attractive to large insurance brokers, but still required renewable energy insurance expertise. These Sponsors experienced exponential organic growth and frequently referred us to fellow developers in need of our industry-specific insurance expertise. Our reputation as an expert in renewable energy insurance among Sponsors, Carriers, and Insurance Lender Consultants has been a large contributor to our success and one of the reasons why we are now the trusted insurance retailer for a top 3 Solar IPP in the county.

Unlike many retail insurance firms servicing the renewable energy industry, we are 100% independently owned, representing the interests of our clients alone. Our opinions and operations are independent of the needs of shareholders or meeting sales quotes. The fees and commissions we charge are transparent and are directly proportional to the services we provide. Once we have reviewed existing insurance programs, we may be able to offer a lower commission + incentive compensation for reducing overall insurance premiums from the prior broker.

 

Leadership
Team

Made up of industry veterans and former insurance lender consultants, the team at Renewable Guard was recruited and designed with a purpose: Provide a results-driven, concierge service with bespoke innovative strategies that differentiate our client experience from the rest. Our client retention and customer net promoter score of 98% is due in large part to the leadership team we have assembled.

Mike Cosgrave, CIC, CRM

Principal

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MIKE COSGRAVE

Principal, CIC, CRM

Michael specializes in placing complex property and casualty programs for renewable energy portfolios that are non-recourse financed. He has 10+ years of experience in renewables and serves as the agency Principal for Renewable Guard. In 3 years time, the results achieved by Michael have contributed to a 700% growth of the business and a 95% retention of clients. His experience spans risk consulting, broking, and placement of more than 7 GWs of renewable energy assets throughout the United States. Michael holds the designations of Certified Risk Manager (CRM) and Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC).

David Saisi, CIC

Partner

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DAVID SAISI

Principal, CIC

David specializes in placing operational property, power, renewable energy, parametric, and onshore energy. He has over 20 years’ insurance broking experience and is a respected placement negotiator by underwriters and clients alike. David was previously a Partner and COO at one of the first renewable energy insurance brokers in San Francisco, Walsh Carter. He brings decades of experience to Renewable Guard and its clients. David holds the designation of Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC).

Andy Glickfeld, CISR

Sr. Insurance Finance Analyst

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ANDY GLICKFELD

Sr. Insurance Finance Analyst, CISR

Andy is a former Lender Insurance Consultant for STANCE. During his time at STANCE, Andy successfully closed more than 100 renewable energy project finance deals. He has worked with both debt lenders and tax equity investors and now serves as Renewable Guard’s lead on client closings. His relationships with existing lender consultants and understanding of commercially viable lender insurance requirements helps our clients navigate difficult negotiations with lenders during hard market insurance conditions. Andy will be a critical resource in relaying your insurance new insurance terms to their lenders. He will also be responsible for contract and policy reviews.

Leah Morgan, CISR

Director of Client Services

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LEAH MORGAN

Director of Client Services

Leah is our most senior and experienced client service provider. Leah has managed the onboarding and successful ongoing service requirements of Renewable Guard’s top IPP clientele. She will serve as your direct point of contact on most service-related items and will delegate responsibilities to the rest of Renewable Guard’s team accordingly. Leah is currently finalizing her Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) designation.

Drew Kindelt

Director of Claims Management

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DREW KINDELT

Director of Claims Management

Drew previously helped managed claims at Ridgemark Insurance where he developed a customer claims management system. At Renewable Guard, Drew has implemented a similar responsive claims management program for our clients. This includes an online claims tracker, web-based loss control manual, carrier claims notifications and updates, actuarial loss analysis, and overall claims advocacy. Drew is currently in the process of obtaining his Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation.

Katie Doyle

Creative Director

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KATIE DOYLE

Creative Director

In today’s hard insurance market, it has become increasingly important to win the interest of carrier underwriters. Katie has worked as the Director for Digital and Print marketing for companies across a wide range of industries, including insurance. Katie leverages this experience to develop attractive submissions that include video and print media to enhance our client profiles. This helps our clients standout from other IPPs competing for similar insurance capacity.

Keaton Carlson, CIC

Director of Compliance

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KEATON CARLSON

Director of Compliance

Keaton heads our compliance team and will be your first point of contact for licensing and state surplus lines filings. Keaton started with Renewable Guard after graduating from the University of Minnesota in 2019, working to create an updated, streamlined compliance and filing process for the brokerage. His contributions to Renewable Guard also include risk management, placement and providing support to some the agency’s top IPP clients. Keaton holds the designation of Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC).

Garrett Matthews

Sr. Account Executive

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GARRETT MATTHEWS

Sr. Account Executive

As a Senior Account Executive, Garrett provides support to our clients by addressing all levels of servicing needs including responsibilities in SOV management, policy quality control, and client to carrier communications. Garrett began his carrier in the insurance industry after serving five years in the US Marine Corp and has extensive experience working in the middle to large market sectors. Garrett is currently in the process of obtaining his Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) designation.

Joseph Cunningham

Controller

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JOSEPH CUNNINGHAM

Controller

Joey comes to Renewable Guard after serving several years as head of finance and accounting for a successful company with 300+ employees based in New York. His responsibilities now include accounting and HR support, while also proactively supporting our agency Principal with the daily management of the business. His decades long experience in business is an asset both to Renewable Guard and our Clients.

Ross Kiddie

Sr. BESS Risk Manager

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ROSS KIDDIE

Sr. BESS Risk Manager / Electrical Engineer

Ross has over 25 years of experience in the renewable energy and power space and is a recognized industry leader and specialist for (BESS) battery storage, risk, and insurance. He previously led the international battery energy storage practice with a UK Managing General Agent and brings his qualifications as a technical advisor, risk manager, underwriter consultant and broker to the Renewable Guard team. He has had articles published in technical magazines on topics covering nat/cat impacts for insurance, software tools for modeling risk and has been a featured speaker and panelist at the Energy Storage Summit and other international conferences.

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