E Source Appoints Energy Industry Visionaries to Inaugural Advisory Board

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E Source is pleased to announce the creation of a new advisory board to help guide the organization's strategic direction, bringing powerful utility industry voices to the table. Advisory board members include Jim Rogers, Sue Kelly, Charles Bayless, and Ralph Cavanagh.

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Strategy is the backbone of all decisions we make at E Source. By convening a group of industry veterans and visionaries, we’ll be able to tap into these great minds as we create and improve products for utilities and their partners.

E Source is pleased to announce the creation of a new advisory board to help guide the organization’s strategic direction, bringing powerful utility industry voices to the table. With deep knowledge and experience in the electric and gas utility industry, these individuals will serve as a strategic resource for E Source, its customers, and the energy utility market.

Jim Rogers is the retired chairman, president, and CEO of Duke Energy. In his 25 years as a chairman and CEO of Public Service Indiana, Cinergy, and Duke, Rogers has been a leading force for innovation in utility business models and the transition to a more climate-friendly energy economy. In 2009, Newsweek named Rogers one of the 50 most powerful people in the world, citing his capacity to dramatically increase the production of electricity from renewable energy. In 2013, he was awarded the Edison Electric Institute’s Distinguished Leadership Award by his industry peers in recognition of his decades of service and exemplary contributions to the electric utility industry. In addition, the Alliance to Save Energy honored him with its Lifetime Achievement Award.

Sue Kelly is the president and CEO of the American Public Power Association (APPA). Prior to becoming president and CEO, Kelly was APPA’s senior vice president of Policy Analysis and general counsel. One of her first challenges as APPA’s leader is to guide the association’s efforts to influence the US Environmental Protection Agency’s power sector climate policy in a way that acknowledges the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while maintaining the financial health of public power. From 1998 to 2004, Kelly was a principal with the Washington, DC, law firm of Miller, Balis & O’Neil, PC. She represented cooperatively and publicly owned electric utilities and their trade associations, as well as other governmental entities.

Charles Bayless is the former chairman, president, and CEO of Tucson Electric Power and Illinois Power. Currently, Bayless is a lecturer on energy policy, climate change, and ocean acidification. He was one of the first utility leaders to recognize the promise of distributed generation as a less risky and cleaner alternative to investment in large, conventional central-station generation. Until mid-2008, he was president and provost of the West Virginia University Institute of Technology. From 1981 to 1989, Bayless was a senior vice president and CFO of Public Service of New Hampshire. Before that, he was employed by Consumers Power (now Consumers Energy) as an attorney, then as director of Nuclear Fuel Supply, and finally as director of Special Corporate Projects.

Ralph Cavanagh is the senior attorney and co-director of the Natural Resources Defense Council’s (NRDC’s) energy program. Cavanagh has been with the NRDC since 1979 and served for 10 years as a member of the US Secretary of Energy’s advisory board (1993 to 2003). His focus over the past 30 years has been the role of electric and natural gas utilities and the opportunity to transform them into the economy’s most important clean energy investors, with special emphasis on energy efficiency and renewable energy. Cavanagh has won multiple awards, including the Heinz Award for Public Policy, the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners’ Mary Kilmarx Award, the Yale Law School’s Preiskel-Silverman Fellowship, the NW Energy Coalition’s Headwaters Award, and the Bonneville Power Administration’s Award for Exceptional Public Service.

“We’re deeply honored to have these impressive industry leaders sit at the table with us,” says Wayne Greenberg, E Source CEO. “They’re some of the top thinkers and innovators, and we’re looking forward to their dynamic perspectives as we make decisions about how to best serve the energy industry.”

The advisory board will be responsible for providing counsel on the development of new projects and the improvement of current initiatives. It will also provide strategic guidance on the company’s corporate vision, partnering strategy, and technology innovations.

“Strategy is the backbone of all decisions we make at E Source. By convening a group of industry veterans and visionaries, we’ll be able to tap into these great minds as we create and improve products for utilities and their partners,” says Greenberg.

For more information on the E Source advisory board and its members, visit http://www.esource.com/advisoryboard.

About E Source
For 26 years, E Source has been providing unbiased, objective research and advisory services to over 300 utilities and large energy users. Our energy experts have answered more than 8,000 questions over the past 3 years. This guidance helps our customers advance their efficiency programs, enhance customer relationships, and use energy more efficiently.

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