Michael Arndt was promoted to general manager at Canadian Solar subsidiary, Recurrent Energy. Recurrent began construction on the 144-MW Pflugerville Solar Project in Travis County, Texas last month. The electricity generated by the plant will go to Austin Energy.
Bernie Blazier, previously with 174 Power Global, is now director of preconstruction for solar and battery storage at McCarthy Building Companies. McCarthy just completed construction of LS Power’s 250-MW Gateway Energy Storage Project in San Diego County, California — what will be the largest operational battery storage facility in the world when it is fully energized this month. Initially, the system will offer one hour of energy storage, increasing to three hours in 2021 and to four later, according to the company.
Bob Jalalpour, formerly of Borrego Solar, is now director of business development at Renewable Properties, a developer and investor in small-scale utility and community solar energy projects in the U.S.
Jeff Cook-Coyle, previously with Enel X, is now director of development of new projects at Interconnection Systems. His team is developing new ways to bring solar and energy storage to utilities in the Midwest and Mountain West.
Michelle Hindmarch was promoted to acting director of communications at the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
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Technica client Tritium recently appointed former Boeing Phantom Works executive Jane Hunter to the role of CEO. Tritium specializes in the design and manufacture of DC fast-charging solutions for electric vehicles.
Advanced Energy Economy Institute added three industry luminaries to its board of directors: Suedeen Kelly, Partner, Jenner & Block; Melanie Nakagawa, director of climate strategy, Princeville Capital; and Audrey Zibelman, CEO of the Australian Energy Market Operator.
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