Chris Womack is now president, CEO and chairman of electric utility Georgia Power. Womack, with the company since 1998, has served as the executive VP and president of external affairs for Southern Co. since 2009.
Shiva Patel is the founder of Collective Power, described as “Advancing energy justice and energy democracy in underserved communities through data-driven development of distributed energy resources (DERs), utilizing collective management and ownership models.”
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Technica client, AMPLY Power, entered into a 20-year CMS agreement to help Anaheim Transportation Network become California’s first all-electric bus fleet while managing its 46 electric buses serving Anaheim and surrounding communities.
New members on the Smart Electric Power Alliance board of directors:
Lisa Gordon-Hagerty, head of the National Nuclear Security Administration, just resigned her position, according to Defense News. Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla, Chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee, “has blasted the Secretary of Energy for what Inhofe described as forcing Gordon-Hagerty out of office. The NNSA is a semi-autonomous office within the DOE with oversight over the development, maintenance and disposal of nuclear warheads.” [more drama at Defense News]
The Trump administration removed Neil Chatterjee as FERC chairman, replacing him with GOP commissioner James Danly. Chaterjee helped usher through FERC Order 841, allowing energy storage to play in wholesale regional markets. FERC Order 2222, which lets distributed energy resources participate in wholesale energy markets, happened on Chaterjee’s watch. Chatterjee, a Republican, recently accepted a petition for a technical conference on carbon pricing. It’s this action that “perhaps” got Chaterjee fired, according to the chairman.
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