DEER PARK, IL — June, 21, 2017 — PureGen Power, LLC, a solar power asset development company, today announced the addition of Velvet Voelz as director of asset management, Jim Domencich as director of finance and Trevor Curry as director of engineering. They join David Brochu, CEO; Bob Leah, COO; and Mitch Randall, CAO & general counsel, on the leadership team.
PureGen Power, formerly known as Entelek Power, is committed to accelerating the transition to 100% clean power by applying its extensive development, finance, operations and asset management experience to optimize performance of clean power assets. The company purchases solar power plants and invests in improvements to increase operating efficiency, extend life and get the most value from existing clean power infrastructure.
“Velvet, Jim and Trevor bring valuable expertise to our leadership team, which has more than 50 years of combined experience developing, financing and operating global solar projects,” said David Brochu, CEO, PureGen Power. “We are deeply focused on improving clean energy asset performance through innovation, technology, analytics and hard work.”
Voelz brings extensive renewable energy experience to her new position, where she will be responsible for asset management functions including P&L accountability, budgeting, contractual and regulatory compliance, performance improvements, and risk and project management. In her previous role at Recurrent Energy, she oversaw asset management for approximately 775 MW of utility-scale solar projects. She has also worked for GCL Solar, Pacific Gas & Electric Company and Fotowatio Renewable Ventures. She earned an MBA and MS in Environmental Management from the University of San Francisco, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Hawaii.
Domencich has five years of experience in renewable energy project finance, including sales and financings of over 1 GW of utility-scale PV projects. He will be leading corporate and project finance functions including FP&A, acquisition and term financings, and portfolio sales. Before joining PureGen Power, he was a senior manager, project finance at Recurrent Energy and worked at Viseon Energy prior to that. He earned an MS in Operations Research from Florida Institute of Technology, an MBA from University of Notre Dame and a BA from Ripon College.
Curry has more than a decade of experience optimizing design and providing strategy using economics-based engineering approaches to over 5 GW of clean power plants. In his role, he will be responsible for engineering functions including power plant design improvement strategy and implementation, hardware and technology validation, and interconnection and offtake contract compliance. He previously served as Director, Engineering at Recurrent Energy and has also worked at Black & Veatch, Sargent & Lundy and American Electric Power. He holds an Executive MBA from Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, a BS in Electrical Engineering from The Ohio State University, and is a licensed Professional Engineer in Illinois and California.
Before founding PureGen Power, Brochu led the development, construction and operation of thousands of MW of solar power plants and billions of dollars of profitable investments in his executive roles culminating as CEO of Recurrent Energy and prior to that as president and CEO of UPC Solar. He holds an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University and a BS from Texas A&M University.
PureGen co-founder Leah has extensive experience managing development of large-scale solar projects, from greenfield siting through commercial operation, for Recurrent Energy and UPC Solar. He earned an MS and BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois.
Rounding out the leadership team is co-founder Randall, an expert in the development, financing and construction of utility-scale solar projects. Randall previously served as the president and general counsel at Recurrent Energy. During his tenure as president of Recurrent Energy, the company raised over $3 billion of financing to fund the completion of over 1,000 MW of utility-scale solar projects. Prior to joining Recurrent Energy, Mitch was a partner with Morrison & Foerster LLP, where he represented energy, real estate, development, health care and technology companies in complex transactional, permitting and regulatory matters. Randall earned a JD from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, and a BS from the University of Colorado.
Brochu added, “We believe that 100% clean power is possible in our lifetime. Our goal is to use our experience and expertise to make clean power ubiquitous and affordable for everyone.”
For more information about PureGen Power, visit www.puregenpower.com.
PureGen Power acquires and creates the assets that generate, store and distribute clean power and invests in them to improve operating efficiency and profitability. By streamlining processes, extending power plant life, maximizing performance and optimizing the existing infrastructure, PureGen Power seeks to deliver better value at lower cost – accelerating the transition to clean power, providing above-average returns to investors and protecting precious natural resources for future generations. For more information, visit www.puregenpower.com and follow us on Twitter at @puregenpower.
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