More than 80 major corporations including Apple, Bank of America, Coca-Cola and Facebook have made a commitment to source 100% of their energy from renewable sources by 2050. These commitments are fueling a wave of commercial development and procurement of renewable power from both solar and wind projects. One of the most recent commitments to 100% renewable power comes from General Motors. As a major global industrial company, their commitment is particularly meaningful.
Attend this webinar hosted by Smart Energy Decisions and presented by Altenex to learn about:
- GM’s journey sourcing renewable power and where they are headed
- Keys to success in sourcing renewable energy
- The format of a proven Power Purchase Agreement template now available to the industry on an open-source basis
Special offer: All webinar attendees from commercial or industrial companies with responsibility for procuring renewable power or energy management will receive a copy of the Edison Energy Renewable Energy Purchase Agreement (REPA) at no charge.
Blaine Collison, Managing Director of Marketing & Strategic Partnerships, Altenex
Blaine Collison is the Managing Director of Marketing & Strategic Partnerships for Altenex, an Edison Energy company. Blaine helps commercial, industrial and institutional energy users identify, analyze and execute renewable energy supply. Prior to joining Altenex in April 2014, Blaine lead the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership, helping more than 1500 commercial and institutional energy buyers source new renewable energy for their U.S. operations. Blaine serves on the board of directors of the Association of Climate Change Officers.
Rob Threlkeld, Global Manager of Renewable Energy, General Motors Co.
Rob Threlkeld manages the more than 100 MW of renewable energy that make up GM’s global renewable energy portfolio and assesses the feasibility of future projects as they pertain to GM’s overall sustainability strategy. Threlkeld is responsible for negotiating long-term power purchase agreements with projects underway at various facilities across the globe, including opportunities associated with battery storage, behind-the-meter applications and electric vehicle integration.
As part of GM’s sustainability team, Threlkeld is charged with sharing renewable energy best practices to internal and external audiences to further GM’s reputation as a responsible corporate citizen. Threlkeld is actively involved in the Solar Energy Industries Association, the World Wildlife Fund/ World Resources Institute’s Corporate Renewable Energy Buyer’s Principles and the Rocky Mountain Institute’s Business Renewable Center, where he serves on the advisory board. He is also involved with the Association of Energy Engineers, Engineering Society of Detroit and the Solar Power International Education Council. His certifications include Certified Hazardous Material Manager, Certified Energy Manager and Business Energy Professional.
John Failla, Founder & Editorial Director, Smart Energy Decisions
John has more than 30 years of experience in B2B media as an executive responsible for developing and managing digital media products, magazines and face-to-face events. Prior to launching Smart Energy Decisions, John launched and developed Green Retail Decisions as the leading online information resource for retailers on sustainable business practices. Green Retail Decisions was acquired by Stagnito Business Information along with the other media brands created by John at Tesoro Business Media. Prior to that, John spent 15 years at VNU (Nielsen) Business Media, where he was responsible for publications, trade shows and online services serving several B2B markets.
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