Karen Conover

Vice President and Senior Technical Advisor, DNV GL


Karen Conover is a Vice President and Senior Technical Advisor at DNV GL, a global risk management company with renewable energy advisory and certification offices in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. She founded and served as CEO of Global Energy Concepts, a leading consulting company that specialized in the analysis, design, evaluation, testing, and management of wind energy systems and projects, prior to its acquisition by DNV in 2008.

Conover has been working in the wind industry for more than 25 years and has been a member of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Board of Directors since 1997. She is a Past President of the AWEA Board of Directors, has served as the Chair of WINDPOWER, and is the current Chair of the Membership and Awards Committees. In 2010, Conover was recognized as the Industry Woman of the Year by Women of Wind Energy, and in 2012 she received the Britt Theismann Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Wind Industry. She also serves on the Board of Women of Wind Energy.

Conover holds an MS in Energy Systems Engineering from the University of Arizona and a BS in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science from Duke University.