Michael Polsky is a successful serial entrepreneur, a leading energy industry innovator and Founder and CEO of Invenergy. He chairs the Investment Committee for Energize Ventures. Across four decades of historic change in energy markets and technologies, he has helped pioneer the development of the independent power generation sector and the deployment of cost-competitive clean and renewable energy.
In 2001, Polsky founded Invenergy, a leading privately held, global developer and operator of sustainable energy generation solutions. With over 1,000 employees, the company has developed 175 wind, solar, battery storage and natural gas power projects totaling over 27.7GWs across the world.
Polsky founded two predecessor companies to Invenergy. In 1985, he co-founded and was President of Indeck Energy Services where he led the development and financing of one of the first independent power generation portfolios. In 1991, Polsky founded SkyGen Energy. SkyGen built North America’slargest cogeneration portfolio over the course of a decade before being acquired by Calpine Corporation in 2001.
Polsky holds an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Kiev Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from the University of Chicago.