A conversation with Greg Mazur, Director of Engineering, Blymyer Engineers

Q. With all the recent federal government investment into renewable energy resources and infrastructure, how is your business changing?

Greg: We’re seeing many new EPCs and developers entering the market—all due to the government incentives—and more and more of them are coming to Blymyer for our design and engineering expertise.

The company is experiencing a significant increase in demand for our services.

Q. Where do you foresee the most significant growth?

Greg: The biggest growth will be in energy storage and PV (photovoltaic) solar. Actually the two go hand-in-hand, because energy storage facilities have to be close to PV and operate 24 hours a day.

According to the latest statistics, by 2028 about 28% of all new distributed solar capacity will be paired with storage, compared to under 12% in 2023. And the global BESS market is expected to reach between $120 and $150 billion by 2030, more than double its current size. We will also see growth in standalone storage as well as grid infrastructure projects, EV battery systems and substations.

Q. With renewable energy changing rapidly, how do you and your team stay at the leading edge of innovation?

Greg: Blymyer is committed to providing our team members with extensive training, which we constantly update to make sure it reflects the latest best practices and industry developments. We also provide many opportunities to attend industry conferences and events so we get to hear from and exchange ideas with leading renewable energy experts.

Q. What are the key ways you see the industry evolving over the next 5 years? What trends do you predict?

Greg: As the cost of production and installing PV, BESS and substation infrastructure continues to get less expensive, there will be a lot more of it. Improved automation will contribute to this increase as well. At Blymyer, we work on streamlining our processes every day—always looking for ways to improve efficiency and simplicity. New engineering software tools are being introduced all the time, allowing us to continue to replace manual processes.

Q. Explain the genesis of your passion for and commitment to renewable energy and sustainability.

Greg: When I was young, I had a keen interest in engineering, but also in theater, acting and creative writing. There’s an aesthetic quality to renewables—it involves clean engineering—which is why this area was particularly exciting for me. In addition, I’ve always had an innate curiosity, and enjoy exploring new things and solving problems. The challenge of creating a more sustainable and safer environment is important to me, which is something all of the Blymyer team shares.