Leeward Renewable Energy has added Theodore D. Matula to its leadership team as the company continues expanding its renewable energy business.
Matula joins Leeward as the senior vice president of corporate development and chief legal officer. He will report to Gregory Wolf, Leeward’s CEO, and will be based at the company’s Dallas headquarters.
Leeward has a portfolio of 19 wind facilities in nine states. Additionally, the company has a development pipeline of over 1 GW of wind, solar and energy storage projects.
Matula has more than 25 years of legal, transactional and renewable energy experience with both large and small organizations. He started his career at Vinson & Elkins in its Dallas office in 1994 and subsequently moved to Hogan & Hartson (now Hogan Lovells) in Denver. He then shifted his focus to energy as senior counsel at Black Hills Corp. before joining Tierra Energy as general counsel. Upon the sale of Tierra Energy to Duke Energy in 2007, Matula became deputy general counsel for Duke Energy and led legal work for Duke Energy Renewables.
Matula has spent the last three years advancing renewable energy projects and was most recently managing director of High Road Clean Energy, which he co-founded.