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Professor of Business Development and State Energy Specialist, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Tim Baye is a Professor of Business Development with the University of Wisconsin-Extension. Baye serves as a State Energy specialist. His research and educational efforts serve business, professional and policy leaders in the pursuit of energy, alternative energy and clean technology projects. Baye has developed, taught and managed business education programs serving owners, executives and senior management throughout Wisconsin, and beyond.

Baye has been a leader in the development of specialized educational, research and advisory programs for Wisconsin’s bioenergy, agri-business and manufacturing sectors. He was a principle consultant for both the UW-Madison Agribusiness Center and the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership. Baye is a frequent speaker at international, national and regional bioenergy and renewable energy conferences. Baye's expertise includes: business formation and modeling; marketing strategy and strategic planning; project analysis and development; capital budgeting; financial analysis and pricing; and, business planning.

Since 1985, Baye has held a senior position with ReCon Associates, LLC an energy consulting and project development advisory firm. As an executive of ReCon Associates, Baye provides his clients in-depth project analysis, business development, investment counsel and professional development services. Baye's clients include numerous renewable energy, agri-business and manufacturing companies, the Open Society Institute, the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Agency for International Development, World Bank, and Wisconsin's Department's of Agriculture, Energy and Development. Baye has extensive international experience, including work throughout Western and Central Europe and in Africa, South and Central America, the Caribbean and Australia. Most of Baye’s ReCon Associate practice involves both conventional and renewable energy projects and international business development.


  • –present
    Professor of Business Development and a State Energy specialist, University of Wisconsin Colleges and the University of Wisconsin-Extension