February’s first STEMM Idol presentation featured Jim Woeste ’86, director of development at the Dayton Power and Light Company. During homeroom periods, students had the opportunity to learn more about the power of solar energy and the role it plays locally.
Jim has enjoyed working in all realms of the electric utility industry for more than 20 years, 15 of which have been spent with DP&L. He is responsible for overseeing all project development and research into renewable energy technologies. In 2010, the company constructed a 7-acre solar array in Washington Township that annually generates enough power for 150 homes.
A 1986 graduate of CJ, Jim comes from a long line of Chaminade, Julienne and CJ alumni. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Dayton in Industrial Engineering Technology and is also a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and Certified Power Quality Professional (CPQ) with the Association of Energy Engineers.