Pace University hired Karl R. Rábago to lead its Law School’s Energy and Climate Center as Executive Director. Rábago served as VP with Austin Energy, was regulatory affairs director for AES, and a Commissioner with the Texas Public Utilities Commission. 

Eric Lee is now Sr. Director of Module Engineering at Solexel, having previously served in that role at flexible CIGS solar developer SoloPower

Jon Wellinghoff, Partner at Stoel Rives and former FERC commissioner, joined the advisory board at building energy management firm Daintree Networks.

American Vanadium's Board of Directors appointed Brett Whalen as the firm's Non-Executive Chairman. Mr. Whalen is VP at Dundee, the firm's largest shareholder. American Vanadium is an energy storage firm that markets Gildemeister's vanadium redox flow batteries in the U.S.

Kelly Wolf, with SolarCity since 2007, is now Senior Director of People Empowerment at the solar financier and installer.

Peter Sheldon is now Director of Research Operations at NREL.

REGEN Energy named Robert Chiste as interim CEO. Chiste was the founding CEO of Comverge and led that demand response firm’s IPO in 2007. REGEN builds demand management software and controllers for utility and commercial customers. The company claims that its "controllers dramatically reduce peak electrical demand by up to 30 percent in commercial and light industrial properties." Earlier this year, REGEN Energy held a $7 million initial close to its Round B "led by a significant international energy company" along with NGEN Partners and BDC Venture Capital. Pursuing new endeavors is Tim Angus, who resigned as president, CEO, and member of the Board of Directors on March 20. 

ChargePoint announced that ClipperCreek co-founder and former president Dave Packard has been hired to run the company’s utility business development unit. ChargePoint is the largest EV charging network in the world, with more than 17,000 charging locations.   

VC-funded micro-concentrated solar power firm Sopogy has shut down its operations and is liquidating its assets, according to Pacific Business News. David Fernandez, who was the most recent CEO at Sopogy, has returned to his former employer, SunEdison.

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