Latitude45 associates is a Portland-based consulting and public affairs firm with a focus on the NW energy sector. 


business development

From 10kW small commercial systems to MW scale utility solar projects, Latitude45 can help with all aspects of project business development.  If you are an out-of-state developer or manufacturer, or a locally-based firm looking to increase your project pipeline, the firm has the skills and experience to help meet your business goals.

  • Renewable Energy
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Energy Storage
  • Smart Grid


ancillary consulting

Beyond project business development the firm also offers ancillary energy and utility consulting.  In addition to its internal skills, the firm has a wide network of partners including legal, financial, land use, engineering, design and construction.

  • Owners representation
  • Utility relations
  • Market research
  • Agency interface

public affairs

With a focus on state and local government as well as the Bonneville Power Administration, Latitude45 provides the knowledge, experience and relationships required to navigate the legislative and regulatory environment around renewable energy, energy efficiency and energy storage policy issues.


Alan Hickenbottom, Founder and Principal


An experienced NW energy and technology entrepreneur recognized for developing extensive alliances in for-profit, non-profit, utility and government sectors, Alan has been involved in the NW energy sector for over 25 years.  He was a co-founder of Common Energy, a Hood River, Oregon-based solar energy and green building firm as well as founder and president of Tanner Creek Energy, a Portland-based commercial and industrial solar construction firm.  He is a registered Oregon lobbyist and is a current and former member of the board of directors of the Build Local Alliance, NW Environmental Business Council, Enhabit (formerly Clean Energy Works Oregon), Oregon Natural Desert Association and the Oregon Business Association.

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