Michael Pacilio, Exelon Nuclear's president and chief nuclear officer since 2010, has been named executive VP and COO of Exelon Generation. Bryan Hanson, Exelon Nuclear COO, has been promoted to SVP of Exelon Generation, and president and chief nuclear officer of Exelon Nuclear, replacing Pacilio. Exelon Nuclear is a business unit of Exelon Generation, a subsidiary of Exelon, a competitive energy provider with 2013 revenues of ~$25 billion and 35,000 megawatts of owned capacity. Exelon has the largest nuclear fleet in the U.S.
SunLink, a maker of commercial PV mounting products, named Michael Maulick as its new CEO. Current SunLink CEO Christopher Tilley will be stepping down. Prior to joining SunLink, Maulick was managing director of Maulick Capital, an investment and consulting firm. The management change occurs as SunLink receives funding from "new and existing investors," including Angeleno Group, Summit Capital, Columbia Pacific Advisors, Clean Pacific Ventures and Murano Group. The firm builds roof- and ground-mount systems, combiner boxes and wire management equipment.
Space-Time Insight, a maker of utility mapping and visualization software, named Paul Hofmann as CTO. Hofmann joins Space-Time Insight from Saffron Technology, where he led product strategy and the research team.
Andrew Gabor, formerly of 1366 Technologies and Evergreen Solar, is now CTO and director of business development at BrightSpot Automation, a maker of manufacturing and measurement tools which can improve solar module durability and performance. Gabor has also researched and analyzed advanced solar silicon technologies for GTM Research.
Dana Hull, following a fifteen-year stint at The San Jose Mercury News covering energy and clean technology, is now a business reporter at Bloomberg News covering Tesla Motors and SpaceX, according to her LinkedIn profile.
Power Analytics named Ed White to the company's board of directors. White is the chairman of Field2Base, chairman of the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster, and former chairman of Itron. Power Analytics, formerly known as EDSA, creates software power-flow models that represent contained microgrid settings. The company was recently acquired by Causam Energy.
Tennessee Valley Authority, a provider of electricity for business customers and local power distributors serving 9 million people, named Sherry Quirk as executive VP and general counsel, filling the role of the retiring Ralph Rodgers. Quirk was most recently partner in the law firm of Schiff Hardin, specializing in federal energy regulation, legislation and power supply transactions.
Law firm Stoel Rives named Brian Nese as partner, focused on representing renewable energy project developers, including drafting and negotiating EPC agreements, O&M agreements, balance-of-plant agreements, supply agreements, and real property agreements.
Green Charge Networks, a maker and financier of commercial energystorage added Paul Aggarwal as senior VP of operations. Aggarwal joins Green Charge from Cupertino Electric, where he managed the firm's Energy Alternatives division.
Victor Westerlind, formerly a general partner at cleantech investment firm RockPort Capital, is now a director at Intel Capital, where he is "investing in companies in wearables, Internet of Things, and Connected Everything sectors." (See "Cleantech Investing: Why Are These VCs Smiling?")
Late last year California Gov. Jerry Brown nominated one of his own former advisers, Michael Picker, to head the utilities commission and replace Michael Peevey. Picker, a CPUC commissioner since January, has advised Brown, as well as former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, on energy and was on the board of the Sacramento Municipal Utility District. Brown also named Liane Randolph, a general counsel at the California Natural Resources Agency, as a CPUC commissioner. Peevey's resignation was helped along by an investigation into the overly cozy and influence-filled relationship between regulators and utility executives at Pacific Gas and Electric. Both nominees are Democrats and require state Senate approval.
Colette Honorable, a Democrat, was confirmed with bipartisan support as Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the regulator of interstate transmission of electricity, oil and natural gas. Honorable is currently the chair of the Arkansas Public Service Commission and just finished a term as president of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners.