CPS ENERGY: Chief Operating Officer Named Chair Of Smart Electric Power Alliance Board

CPS Energy issued the following announcement on April 26.

The Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) announced CPS Energy Chief Operating Officer Cris Eugster has been named Board Chair of their 19-member Board of Directors. SEPA's mission is to facilitate the electric power industry's smart transition to a clean and modern energy future through education, research, standards and collaboration.

As Chair, Eugster will be responsible for leading the board in developing SEPA initiatives and programming that focus on energy companies' commitments to clean energy including solar energy, demand response, energy storage and electric vehicles. Eugster joins energy leaders from across the country in serving on the SEPA board of directors and his one-year-term as Board Chair began April 23, 2018 following a vote by SEPA board members.

"CPS Energy is at the forefront of clean energy initiatives, and I look forward to sharing our experiences and working with my colleagues on the SEPA Board and its leadership in the coming year," said Cris Eugster, Chief Operating Officer for CPS Energy. "Together, we will work toward bringing innovation to the development of a clean energy future."

"I am proud and supportive of Cris' new and prestigious leadership role at SEPA. It is clearly aligned to his evolving strategic perspectives and commitment to energy innovation," said Paula Gold-Williams, President & CEO of CPS Energy. "In turn, Cris' progressive professional leadership and deep industry engagement exemplifies a pattern of continuing growth that we value and invest in every day throughout our great team at CPS Energy."

"SEPA is fortunate to have a Board of Directors who are all active and engaged thought leaders in our industry's transition toward a clean and modern energy future," said President and CEO Julia Hamm. "Similarly, as SEPA continues to grow and our membership evolves, the diversity of our board will keep us nimble and focused on the changes that are necessary for moving the industry forward."

Additional SEPA board election results include:

  • Chair –Elect - Mary Kipp, President and CEO of El Paso Electric Co.
  • Past Chair - Caroline Choi, Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs for Southern California Edison
  • Treasurer - John Hewa, Vice President of Corporate Services at the Rappahannock Electric Cooperative
  • Secretary - Seth Frader-Thompson, President of EnergyHub
  • Nominating Committee Chair - Jim Alberts, Senior Vice President, Customer Service at Hawaiian Electric Company
  • At-Large - Joe Hoagland, Vice President, Stakeholder Relations at the Tennessee Valley Authority

Original source can be found here.

Source: CPS Energy

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