Virgin Islands Energy Office
Kyle Fleming was born and raised on St. Croix, USVI. His academic trajectory took a multi-disciplinary path that has provided him with a holistic understanding of the energy industry. It began at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA, where he majored in Mechanical Engineering and minored in Energy Engineering. Inspired by a career within the Renewable Energy industry, he furthered his education and pursued a Master’s of Science Degree in Energy Systems at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. This program equipped him with an in-depth understanding of the technology within the renewable energy industry and the economics and policy that enable viable deployment.
Mr. Fleming utilized his education to propel his career as a Senior Engineer and eventually Director of Mechanical Engineering for a start-up energy storage company in Boston, MA. While this opportunity was extremely beneficial, his ultimate goal was always to return home and develop progressive energy initiatives within the Virgin Islands. In 2016, he returned to St. Croix to fulfill this personal and professional goal. Upon his return, he took on the role as Director of Operations for ProSolar Systems on St. Croix, USVI. During his tenure with ProSolar, Mr. Fleming designed, contracted, and managed the installation of over 700 kW of distributed solar and 1+ MWh of distributed battery storage systems throughout the island of St. Croix. Following Hurricane Irma and Maria, Mr. Fleming’s efforts relieved the dependence on generators for many Virgin Islanders suffering through the extended black-out, by transitioning homes to renewable energy solutions. Mr. Fleming plans to continue this effort and much more as the Director of Virgin Islands Energy Office. During the first phase of his tenure as Director he has focused on developing policy that promotes resilient renewable energy adoption and energy industry workforce development throughout the Virgin Islands.