Meet the Team

Bipin Thapa
Development Manager, Apex Clean Energy

Bipin is the primary contact for the Big Bend Wind project. Bipin graduated with a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Environmental Science from Minnesota State University (MNSU), Mankato in 2017. He worked as a Watershed Management Intern at the Water Resources Center at MNSU in 2017 where he contributed in Hydro Terrain Analysis of the Watonwan and the Le Sueur River Major Watershed, Water Quality Monitoring of Minnesota River and Public Outreach through compilation of Environmental News and publication of Weekly Electronic Newsletter. Bipin also holds a BSc in Environmental Science from his home country of Nepal.


Anna Hays
Public Engagement Manager, Apex Clean Energy

Anna Hays is the Public Engagement Manager for Big Bend Wind. Anna has spent much of her career working in state and local policy development. Through this work, she found her true passion for community economic development. Anna believes homegrown, American clean energy is the next powerful economic frontier for midwestern and western states across the U.S. In her role, Anna works closely with local elected officials, community leaders, landowners, and residents to gather feedback, answer project questions, and work alongside communities to realize the vast benefits of local renewable energy development. Anna lives in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.