U.S. Clean Energy Advocacy Group Names New Board Members


Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), a national business group focused on accelerating the growth of clean energy in the U.S., has added six company executives to its board of directors. The new directors include the following:

  • Paul Kaleta, executive vice president and general counsel at vertically integrated PV provider First Solar;
  • Dan Shugar, CEO of solar tracker provider NEXTracker;
  • Mike Garland, president and CEO of major wind energy developer Pattern Energy;
  • Arjun Gupta, executive chairman of clean energy consulting and software provider Nexant;
  • Roger Flanagan, managing director of Lockheed Martin Energy, the Lockheed Martin line of business that provides utilities and commercial customers with demand management and distributed energy resource solutions; and
  • Aziz Virani, CEO of energy efficiency company CLEAResult.

“I am very proud to welcome these outstanding business leaders to our board. They bring a wealth of corporate leadership, technology expertise and industry insight that will be of great value in guiding our organization,” says Graham Richard, CEO of AEE. “They join a highly committed and energized board that is helping us work toward our vision of a prosperous world running on secure, clean, affordable energy.”

“I am thrilled to join the AEE Board and support their work on policy at the federal and state level to expand advanced energy deployment,” adds Mike Garland, CEO of Pattern Energy. “We are particularly interested in removing market barriers to make it easier for our customers – which include some of America’s leading corporations, like Amazon, Google, and Walmart – to obtain the power they need for their operations from clean sources, including wind.”

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