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YPiE Spotlight: Meet Ryan Hughes

Updated: Jun 6

Name: Ryan Hughes


Title: Weatherization Production Manager



City/Town of Residence:

Nashua, NH


Education: High School Diploma



Why did you decide to work in the renewable/clean/clean energy industry?

To learn more about the industry.


What interested you in working at your current employer?

The opportunity to advance.


Describe the work you do in more detail.

I am responsible for managing 4 in house crews along with many subcontractors, scheduling jobs, ordering supplies,property maintenance, Fleet maintenance, customer satisfaction, worksite inspections and quality control.


What aspect of your job excites you most? Why?

Every day is an opportunity to learn something new about the industry.


What makes you hopeful about the clean energy transition in New Hampshire?

The state has been making significant strides in increasing renewable energy sources, such as wind, solar, and hydroelectric power. This demonstrates a commitment to diversifying the energy mix and reducing reliance on fossil fuels.


What do you believe is the most pressing challenge that lies ahead for the clean energy industry in the state?

One of the most pressing challenges for the clean energy industry in New Hampshire, as in many other regions, is the need for comprehensive and supportive policies and regulations. While there has been progress in implementing clean energy initiatives, the lack of consistent, long-term policies can hinder investment and slow down the transition to renewable energy sources.


What interested you most about being part of YPiE? (Young Professionals in Energy)

To be part of something that will make a difference.


What advice would you give to someone that is new to the industry or fresh out of college?

Networking is essential in any industry, including energy. Connect with professionals in the field through networking events, online platforms like LinkedIn, and alumni networks. Building relationships with industry insiders can open doors to job opportunities, mentorship, and valuable advice.


What do you like to do when you aren't working?

Camping, fishing, spending time with family.


A typical weekend for me is…

Camping, fishing, spending time with my daughter.


What's on your bucket list?

To travel across the country.


Fun Facts:


Coffee or Tea? And how do you take it?

Coffee, Black, with sugar


Fave NH Restaurant?


Fave Musician/Band/Music genre?

Classic rock


Fav Recreational activity?

Camping

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