Blake Nixon, CEO, Geronimo Energy Blake Nixon, CEO
Environmental concerns related to global warming and climate change have compelled individuals and organizations across the globe to look for greener alternatives for consuming and even generating energy. Today, the need for renewable energy and sustainable development has become the center of recent national policies and strategies of many countries to meet the growing demands for energy and related services. Also, remote and rural areas in the U.S are at a disadvantage when it comes to accessing energy. To this end, Minnesota-based Geronimo Energy, a National Grid company, positions itself as a holistic entity that emphasizes local economic growth through the development of renewable energy projects. They develop renewable energy projects throughout the U.S. and seek to repower America’s grid by adopting a model that reignites local economies. The company provides custom renewable energy solutions for utility and corporate customers through its vast development pipeline of wind, solar, and battery storage projects in various development stages throughout the country. “We call ourselves farmer-friendly, meaning we are very much community focused in our development of our renewable energy projects, and provide flexibility to our customers by engaging with them with all forms of contracting to help them achieve their goals,” asserts Blake Nixon, the CEO of Geronimo Energy.

Over the years, the demand for renewable energy, especially wind, has substantially grown in the U.S. Geronimo’s corporate and industrial clients are continuously focusing on renewable energy projects to become more sustainable and greener. “We help companies to meet their sustainable and environmental goals cost-effectively and work within restraints specific to the industry by offering unique terms and flexible contract lengths,” says Nixon.

Nixon highlights that the wind resources available in remote regions, especially the “middle part of the country”, can be used as one of the lowest-cost generators of electricity. Realizing the potential, the company develops projects that meet the electrical and sustainability goals by catering to their clients’ location and timeline needs. Geronimo engages with its clients directly to understand their needs and deliver a customized solution at a competitive price.
“We rely on an open approach with our customers by providing them with projects where they want them, contracts that are fair, and development, construction, and operation of the renewable energy project in a community friendly way that the customer can be proud of,” says Nixon.

We call ourselves farmer-friendly, meaning we are very much community focused in our development of our renewable energy projects, and provide flexibility to our customers by engaging with them with all forms of contracting to help them achieve their goals


To further illustrate Geronimo’s value proposition, Nixon highlights a case study where one of its utility customers had a strong desire to own some of the wind farms to diversify its portfolio and make investments for growth. The customer previously worked on with Geronimo as an off taker for its projects and didn’t have experience in the development and construction process. Geronimo helped the customer acquire wind farms by providing them with proper guidance throughout the development process and efficiently helping them achieve their goals. With such holistic capabilities, Geronimo Energy is also making a considerable contribution toward rural economic development by offering charitable educational and community funds in the local communities. The charitable donations from these funds have been used to build community halls, playgrounds for children, purchase equipment for fire departments, and provide much needed funding for schools—the goal of which is to reignite American rural communities in part through Geronimo’s community-driven approach. Looking towards the future, the company is focusing on expanding its reach throughout the entire U.S. by identifying ideal locations for producing large scale, low cost and sustainable energy. “We are deploying large projects capable of producing low cost and sustainable energy to deliver clean, cost effective power to our customers and to continue to give back in the rural communities that host us,” concludes Nixon.