Robert (Bob) Perry serves as the Director of Energy Research for the World Business Academy, providing a wide range of general, technical, and financial research and analysis in connection with the Academy’s Safe Energy Project, whose objectives are to (1) rid California of nuclear power plants; (2) stand up for ratepayers’ interests in proceedings before the California Public Utilities Commission (“CPUC”); and (3) introduce and champion a plan for the conversion to 100% renewable energy in California called The Clean Energy “Moonshot” Project, to create a replicable renewable energy model for the world. Bob applies his research and analytical expertise to issues underlying all aspects of the Safe Energy Project, including current and emerging energy generation, transmission and distribution, microgrid, and storage systems as they relate to the development of an integrated system of distributed energy capable of operating entirely on renewable energy. During the course of his research, Bob discovered SCE’s disclosure to the CPUC regarding the extreme vulnerability of South Santa Barbara County’s energy infrastructure and determined that the area’s energy needs made it an ideal candidate for the development of a community microgrid system.
Prior to the Academy, Bob served as the Executive Assistant to the CEO of Ameristar Casinos (a publicly-held company operating a chain of regional casinos); he wrote various analytical, financial, and auditory filings and reports. Previously, Robert worked for with various law firms as a corporate, securities, and real estate legal assistant, and was responsible for drafting primary and ancillary documentation relating to a wide range of business transactions.
Robert earned a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies with emphases in history, music, and political science from UCSB in 1983. He then earned a Paralegal Certification in Corporate, Securities, and Real Estate Specialties from the University of San Diego.