CHF and Renewable Energy
Charles Freeman was not just an electrical power engineer.
He was a strong proponent and advocate of clean electrical power. For much of the last 2 decades, he served on the board of directors of the Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association, where he served as its president for four terms. He was TREIA’s current president until his resignation just six weeks ago.
Charles was instrumental in the forming and fashioning of laws and regulations that would ultimately make Texas the leading state for wind power in the nation.
Professionally, his firm, Electrical Power Engineers, is one of just a few premier companies that work with Wind Developers and Utility companies to site and plan new projects.
Charles was also a big supporter of solar energy, investing in a new solar technology that may someday be the state of the art for clean, affordable solar energy.
He had an all-electric pick up truck which could pull a trailer equipped with a battery charging generator, thus making his Ford one of the first plug in hybrid vehicles in the State.
Charles brought skill, professionalism, and resources to a fledgling industry that needed what he had to offer.
He will be missed greatly, but his contributions to a cleaner, better, more secure Texas will live long after our short walks on this earth.
Funeral services were held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 515 Columbus Ave., Waco, at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 25.