SEPA to elect new members of the Board of Directors


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Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 11, 2012

The Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) announced today the selection of five new members to its Board of Directors and the re-appointment of four members of one term.

SEPA welcomes newly elected board members Holly Gordon SunRun, Jurgen Krehnke of SMA Solar Technology AG, Lori Singleton of Salt River Project, and newly appointed board members Cris Eugster, CPS Energy and Reznick Group Matt Ferguson .

SEPA would also like to welcome back four. Members of the Board of Directors The number of members of the SEPA reelected Jon Bertolino Sacramento Municipal Utility District, Matt Cheney of cleanpath Ventures LLC, Alex Kim, San Diego Gas & Electric and Jennifer Szaro Orlando Utilities Commission.


individual contributions provides new board members through their unique vision of the power company and the solar industry, said SEPA President and CEO Julia Hamm.

selections occurring today in the Annual General Meeting 2012 of the SEPA, held in conjunction with Solar Power International 2012, a trade fair and exhibition in Orlando.

The Council consists of 20 people, so. for representing a broad spectrum of utility and solar industry Board seats are divided into six categories of membership. Council members are elected by the vote of the SEPA and members serve three-year terms.

more about the newly elected members of the Board of Directors know:

Holly Gordon, vice president of Regulatory and Legislative Affairs, SunRun

SunRun Holly Gordon serves as the leader in all federal and state labor laws and regulations to ensure SunRun is an affordable solar energy is. homeowners as much as possible She is also a member of the Solar Energy Industries (SEIA) SEIA Executive Committee and Chairman of the State Committee of Politics and previously served on the Executive Committee as president of Solar Alliance member. Furthermore, U.S. representatives SunRun Holly Association of Renewable Energy Finance.

Holly came

SunRun by Ausra, a solar thermal utility company, where he served as the leader in all federal and state labor laws and regulations. While Ausra, Holly helped form and served as president of the Association of Solar power plants. Before Holly Ausra worked and taught in the Environmental Law Clinic of Stanford Law School, where it relates to environmental issues and energy-related legislation. Before joining Stanford, he was. Ecological Communities attorney justice for a Better Environment and the Environmental Law Clinic Chicago During his tenure there, he served as Deputy Director of Environmental Law and Energy. He also served as an adjunct professor of environmental law at the University of San Francisco School of Law, Chicago-Kent College of Law and Northwestern University School of Law. Previously, he was a partner in the office of Jones Day in Chicago.

Holly received a JD from Chicago-Kent College of Law, and a BA in Economics from Washington University in St. Louis.

Jurgen Krehnke, Advisory Board, SMA Solar Technology AG

In its current board Jurgen Krehnke SMA provides instructions and the management team on key strategic objectives. As president and general manager of SMA America and SMA Canada Krehnke led all sales, marketing, service and administrative activities of the North American division of global solar technology giant SMA Solar Technology AG. Following the accession of SMA in 2008, SMA led by the most explosive growth in American history, the foundation of society, not only as the largest photovoltaic (PV) inverter manufacturers in the room, but also the market utilities. Under his leadership, the company has two U.S. production, expanded its U.S. headquarters introduced a dedicated service center and created hundreds of jobs.

With a masters in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany, Krehnke spent the early part of his career in the semiconductor division of Philips Electronics giant, where he increasingly. senior management and the company evolved like IntellaSys marketing director based in Silicon Valley, where he was responsible for the commercial launch of its revolutionary high-performance, low-power parallel computing platform.


become initial interest in renewable energy solutions to a passion after joining Keiretsu Forum, the world’s largest organization of angel investors. As a member of the San Francisco chapter of the screen helped pre-IPO companies and advice to entrepreneurs in the area of ​​clean technology and renewable energy.

Lori Singleton, Director of Customer Programs for Emerging Solar, Telecommunications and Sustainability at the Salt River Project

Salt River Project (SRP), the utility of the third largest public power in the nation, serving 950,000 customers in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Lori Singleton has. Several positions throughout the SRP during his 34 years instead of the utility His main focus and passion for the past 15 years, environmental issues and renewable energy. Lori has been at the top of the demonstration projects of technologies that have been conveyors with two small solar panels, the first landfill gas power plant in the middle of the desert, a unique public art / a hydroelectric plant SRP channel and two demonstration projects for solar technologies plate. In addition, Lori has been responsible for developing and implementing a variety of initiatives to internal and external sustainability. For Earthwise Energy program, which is funded by donations from customers include financing solar systems by 37 nonprofit organizations and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Distributed Energy Program, the solar projects for schools and residents low income.

She is responsible for the development and implementation of incentive programs for solar conveyor residential and commercial customers. Today the company has committed $ 120 million to support more than 10,000 customers to install 55 megawatts of rooftop solar generation. Benefit past Loris focus on the development and implementation of a new Solar Community program, which produced more than 2,000 residential customers and 18 school districts solar energy for 20 MW solar park in Florence, Arizona


​​a lawyer active and effective volunteer in the community is named, former Governor Napolitano Solar Energy Advisory Task Force and the City of Phoenix Environmental Quality Commission. He has also served as Chairman of the Board and is currently a board member of Audubon Arizona and Valley Forward Association.

Board members are appointed in July


Cris Eugster

, Ph.D., Executive Vice President and General Manager of Sustainability, CPS Energy

Cris Eugster, executive vice president and chief sustainability. CPS Energy, one of the nation’s largest municipal utility, with more than 730,000 electric customers and 325,000 gas customers of CPS Energy is vertically integrated and includes services of generation, transmission, distribution and retail annual income of $ 2 billion and total assets of $ 10 billion.


leads overall corporate planning integrated resource strategy, new products and services and environmental monitoring CPS Energy is driving the transformation of San Antonio, in a new energy economy. The strategy includes a significant investment in the generation of low carbon, such as natural gas combined cycle, wind, solar, energy efficiency, in addition to large-scale programs and demand response and
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