Wayne Lei, PhD, CHP
Wayne Lei directs Research and Development at Portland General Electric (PGE) where he helps pursue innovative, sustainable and often unique solutions to issues facing the Company and its customers. Wayne has spent 10 years in nuclear power operations and 14 years in environmental policy development and R&D. Current areas of research include assessing synergies in co-located eco-roofs and photovoltaic panel installations, geologic sequestration of flue gas carbon dioxide and using torrefied biomass to displace coal as fuel. He is also managing the installation of a 5 MW Battery Inverter system onto PGE’s grid for testing a variety of “smart grid” applications. For over ten years, he has chaired the Board of the International Sustainable Development Foundation and its principal program – the China U.S. Center for Sustainable Development. Wayne holds the PhD from New York University in Environmental Health; MS from Oregon State University and BA from Oberlin College. Since 1986, he has been certified by the American Board of Health Physics.