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Advanced Energy Economy announced Four New Board Members

published: 2015-01-13 15:34

This Monday, Advanced Energy Economy announced that four executives of market leading companies have joined its board of directors to support the business group's efforts to spur the growth of secure, clean, affordable energy in the United States. The new directors are Deb Frodl, Global Executive Director, GE ecomagination; Prasanna Venkatesan, President and CEO, Americas, Landis+Gyr; Kevin Self, VP Strategy & Corporate Development, Johnson Controls Inc.; and Howard Wenger, President, Business Units, SunPower Corp.

"I am thrilled to have the support and perspective of these prominent business leaders as we work to transform public policy to enable the rapid growth of advanced energy companies," said Graham Richard, CEO of AEE. "Their leadership will be of great value in helping AEE pursue its vision of a prosperous world running on secure, clean, affordable energy."

AEE conducts a variety of initiatives in the policy arena to expand opportunities for the advanced energy industry, including its 21st Century Electricity System program, which engages regulators, utilities, and business leaders in efforts to reform utility business and regulatory models; its campaign to realize the opportunity to modernize the electric power system under EPA's Clean Power Plan; efforts to strengthen state policies on energy efficiency, peak demand reduction, and customer access to renewable energy; and ongoing engagement with members of Congress and the Executive branch on federal energy issues.

In addition, AEE works with a State Coalition of state and regional partner organizations on legislation and regulation, now active in 25 states. AEE has also developed PowerSuite, a set of online tools to track and collaborate on legislative and regulatory activity in all 50 states, which is available to AEE members, state partners, and subscribers.

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