Anders Rydaker is the executive vice president of Sustainable Energy Solutions for Ever-Green Energy. He served as president and CEO of District Energy St. Paul and its affiliate companies from 1993 to August 1, 2010. A native of Sweden, he spent more than 15 years holding numerous management positions at the Uppsala power and district energy utility. He also introduced district cooling to the Swedish market in 1990 and successfully developed the innovative cooling system for Stockholm, Sweden, using deep lake water cooling. Rydaker’s commitment to renewable energy resulted in the development of the biomass-fired combined heat and power plant that became operational in 2003. He has authored numerous papers and is an active member and former Chair of the International District Energy Association, as well as IDEA’s 2007 Norman R. Taylor Award recipient. Under his leadership, District Energy St. Paul was awarded the IDEA System of the Year Award in 1993 and 2010. In his new role at Ever-Green Energy, his efforts are focused on cultivating the company’s growing list of business opportunities, including emerging technologies, and mentoring the next generation of energy leaders.