Sean Ebnet, serves as Lead Developer for Orsted Markets and Innovation. Prior to joining Orsted Sean worked as a Sr. Executive Vice President of a publicly traded energy development company in California where he created a completely new division and led the Company’s entrance in the emerging wood processing and biomass fuel industries. Sean combines his global network and depth of knowledge in the forestry products industry & emerging supply market coupled with a direct understanding of the economics, profitability and market demands of domestic and international energy trading.
Sean began his career with the Federal Government before moving into the private sector where he worked as a consultant to numerous forest products companies, power utilities and government agencies. The consulting business was sold to Duke Energy, where Sean continued to help lead the company’s growth in power & infrastructure developments. In 2000, Sean became Executive Director of Alternative Energy Investment Group where he was responsible for the screening, research and development of privately funded renewable power projects. In this capacity Sean oversaw all facets of business development, including team assembly and oversight of engineers, environmental experts, fuel procurement specialists, shipping and transportation agents, equipment brokers, financial consultants, and operation and maintenance personnel. In 2008 he joined the British utility Drax Power Ltd. as Commercial Director and spearheaded the company’s transition of the 4,000MW coal plant into the largest biomass co-firing power station in the world and was responsible for building the global fuel sourcing and logistics functions at Drax. Sean also led all of the company’s international origination efforts including project developments and supply chain investments in North and South America, Europe and Asia.