WHO WE ARE
The three founding Principals of ARC Alternatives collectively have over 50 years of experience in energy engineering, energy program management, public sector procurement, and the management of design-build contracts.
Andrew Meiman, PE
Mr. Meiman’s specialty is developing and managing large-scale, multi-stakeholder energy efficiency programs. He is currently the Statewide Program Manager for the UC/CSU/Utility Energy Efficiency Partnership, which saves the University of California and California State University tens of millions annually in utility costs, earning the universities over $140M of incentives and helping California utilities and universities achieve their carbon and energy goals. Additionally, Mr. Meiman has advised clients on energy efficiency and renewable energy policy, regulatory and financial issues. Mr. Meiman is a strong supporter of sustainability and public education in his local community. He currently serves as a Director and Treasurer of the Pacifica Land Trust. Previously, he co-founded the Pacifica Education Foundation and served as CFO and Executive Board member for seven years. He is a registered Professional Engineer (Mechanical) in California.
Mr. Driver has extensive experience managing large-scale technology programs in complex institutional settings. Mr. Driver specializes in the development and implementation of energy programs in the public sector. Mr. Driver has led consulting efforts supporting solar and energy efficiency programs at numerous K-12 districts, in higher education, and for cities and counties. Mr. Driver’s expertise includes solar technology, energy economics, public sector procurement, design-build contracting, system design review, construction oversight, project management, and data management. He is an active volunteer in the community having served on the Contra Costa Transportation Authority’s Citizens Advisory Committee and the Town of Moraga's Planning Commission and Climate Action Plan Task Force.
Curtis Schmitt, PE
Mr. Schmitt specializes in working with diverse organizations to provide strategic planning by marrying the depth and breadth of his technical expertise with a programmatic approach. Mr. Schmitt has experience in a wide variety of energy efficiency projects with virtually every customer segment during his extensive career, providing technical acumen to identify, analyze and develop projects as well as conduct peer reviews & provide owner’s representative services through all phases of project implementation. He is also a registered Professional Engineer (Mechanical) in California.