People on the Move: Sunrun, Vision Solar, Romeo Power, and more


San Francisco-based Sunrun named Mary Powell, a Sunrun director and former president and CEO of Green Mountain Power, as its next CEO. She succeeds company co-founder Lynn Jurich, who will become executive co-chair of the Board. Edward Fenster, also a co-founder, will continue as executive co-chair and maintain his existing responsibilities. Under Powell’s leadership, GMP moved from a traditional grid model to one that uses microgrids, renewable generation, and energy storage to provide energy services to around 75% of residential and commercial customers in Vermont. She joined Sunrun’s Board in 2018, and is credited with helping to develop the company’s strategic plan.

Eduardo Llorente

Residential solar installer Vision Solar named Eduardo Llorente as its COO. Llorente previously was senior director in services and construction for Brookfield Renewable; senior director of service operations, U.S.A. and Canada, at Siemens Gamesa; and director of energy for Spain-based Ence – Energía y Celulosa.

Carl Newton was named senior director, supply chain management at Clean Energy Associates.

Ines Ribeiro Canella was named director of asset management at NRStor Inc.

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Romeo Power said that its board named Susan Brennan as president and CEO. She brings more than 30 years of experience in the automotive and energy industries. She most recently held the role of COO at Bloom Energy. Brennan succeeds Lionel Selwood, Jr., who is stepping down as president and CEO and as a member of the company’s Board to pursue new opportunities. Selwood will serve as senior advisor and consultant to the company during the leadership transition.

Smiling portrait of Gil Quiniones, president and CEO of NYPA
Gil Quiniones

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Canada-based energy services company, Emera, named Gil Quiniones to its Board of Directors. Quiniones is president and CEO of the New York Power Authority. He earlier served as COO and EVP, marketing sales and corporate affairs at the NYPA.

The Electric Power Research Institute announced changes to its Board of Directors. Tennessee Valley Authority EVP and chief financial and strategy officer John M. Thomas III will succeed TVA president and CEO Jeffrey J. Lyash, who has retired from EPRI’s Board. And Duke Energy EVP and chief strategy and commercial officer Brian Savoy was appointed to an interim term., filling a seat vacated by Douglas F. Esamann, who retired from his role as EVP of energy solutions of Duke Energy.

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