Michael Forrester

Michael Forrester is the former Director for Cincinnati’s Office of Environment and Sustainability (OES).  While at Cincinnati, Michael lead the installation of, what at the time was, the municipally lead solar array in the country (100 megawatts).  Michael also led installation of energy efficiency and renewable installations on city facilities, city efforts on vehicle electrification, and focused on climate equity with both the low-income energy efficiency program, Warm-up Cincy, and the neighborhood climate planning program Climate Safe Neighborhoods.  Before coming to Cincinnati, Michael worked for the Ohio Development Service Agency in the State Energy Office administering programs for the installation of wind, solar, and anaerobic digesters throughout Ohio.  Michael has a master’s degree from Indiana University and an undergraduate from Miami University.