Peter Meisen was born in San Diego, California, and is a graduate (1976) of the University of California, San Diego with an Applied Mechanics and Engineering Sciences degree. In 1983, he co-founded SHARE (Self Help and Resource Exchange), North America's largest private food distribution program. Meisen founded Global Energy Network Institute, GENI, geni.org in 1989, to conduct research and to educate world leaders to the strategy of linking renewable energy resources around the world. He is an internationally recognized speaker on the global issues of renewable energy, transmission and distribution of electricity, quality of life and its relationship to electricity, the environment and sustainable development.
Meisen is an active member of the IEEE and in the 90s chaired panels on the feasibility of high voltage, long distance transmission and also tapping remote renewables, both of which were featured in the IEEE Power Engineering Review. He also participates regularly either with an exhibit or as a presenter at ACORE, the World Energy Conference, ISDE, CERES, and Rotary International.
- "Flip The Old Energy Model Upside Down," GENI-us Letter, Feb 2008
- "Solving Climate Change – Follow the Money," GENI-us Letter, Jan 2008
- "Spontaneous Cooperation -- Decades in the Making," GENI-us Letter, Jun 2006
- "Opinion-Editorial: A Crisis of Ignorance,"
- "Linking Renewable Energy Resources Around the World:- A Compelling Global Strategy," Feb 2, 1998 - IEEE/Power Engineering Society
- "Linking Electricity for Peace: A Compelling Global Strategy," 1997 - The Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, Vol 17, No 4
- "Power Transmission: False Fear or Global Solution?" Dec./Jan. 1997 - Vol X No 6
- "Asking the Right Question for Spaceship Earth," Nov 1997 - Asia Engineer
- "The Missing Link," Apr 1997, Issue 3- Sustain - Newsletter of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development
- "Asking the right question for Spaceship Earth," July 1997
- "Linking renewable energy resources around the world Autumn," 1996 - The Sustainable Energy Journal - Issue 2
- "The GENI Model," April 1995, Vol 64, No 4 - Simulation
- "Want to Contain Global Population? Expand Energy Resources," Oct/Nov 1994, Vol VIII, No 5 - World Citizen News
- "Remote Renewable Energy Resources made Possible by International Electrical Interconnections - A Priority for All Continents (revised)," 1994 - co-authors T.J. Hammons, J.A.Falcon - Power Generation Technology
- "The Economic, Environmental and Developmental Benefits of High-Voltage Interconnections Between South and North America via Central America and the Caribbean," Jun 15 - 18, 1993 - co-authors Michael Hesse Wolfe and Peter Donalek - ENERLAC
- "Worldwide Interconnections May Be An Idea Whose Time Has Come," Dec 1992 - Transmission & Distribution International
- "GENI Initiative," 1992, Vol 4 - Development, the Journal of the Society for International Development
- "Oil, Iraq, war - a new paradigm needed now," Oct 1990, Vol 5, No10 - Florida Business
- "A light seen round the world," Aug 4, 1990 - The Globe and Mail