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Goonie, CEM, Ram

Ram Goonie, CEM

Energy Director

Year joined TECO


Current responsibilities and work history

As energy director, Ram Goonie, PE, CEM, manages the daily operations of TECO’s CHP plant, scheduling TECO’s energy needs and ensuring sound economic decisions are made. He also provides customer service; oversees customer billing; and handles energy management, fuel procurement, utility management and rate development.

In addition, he heads up TECO’s Facility Advisory Group of customers that meet to exchange operating tips among customers and learn more about TECO’s operations.

Ram started at the company in the operations group, eventually becoming shift supervisor before moving into administration in 1991.

Professional memberships, licenses

Certified Energy Manager (CEM), Legend in Energy

Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) - member

National Energy Services Association (NESA) - member

CHP Partnership - member

International District Energy Association - member


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