Today’s guest has one of the most intriguing and possibly most important jobs in our industry. Yet, the actual work she and her team do remains a great mystery to many of us, until today. Tune In as I sit down with Anne Hoskins live at Solar Power Puerto Rico to ask the question “what exactly does a Chief Policy Officer do, anyway?” Anne has a fascinating story, and she is leading Sunrun into unchartered waters by paving the way for their DER products, opening key new markets like Illinois and Puerto Rico, and much much more.
As Chief Policy Officer, Anne leads Sunrun's state and federal policy and regulatory advocacy. Sunrun, the largest residential solar and storage provider in the United States provides clean energy to homeowners in 23 states. Anne previously served as a Commissioner on the Maryland Public Service Commission, where she also served on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners. As an attorney and executive with regulatory, public policy and government affairs experience, Anne has held positions in federal and state government, at energy and communications companies and in academia.
Anne was a senior officer at PSEG, a visiting research fellow at Princeton University, a senior counsel at Verizon Wireless, an attorney at McCarter and English and a governor's policy advisor. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Solar Energy Industry Association (SEIA) and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) and has also served on other non-profit boards of directors, with a strong interest in the intersection of technology, policy and sustainability.
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About the Host of SunCast:
Nico Johnson is the creator and host of SunCast, a regular conversation with Solar Industry professionals who are leading in emerging solar markets. The content of the show is geared towards listeners looking for insights on where the markets are headed, how to position themselves or their companies, and what today's market leaders do to stay ahead of the pack.
Nico is a 10-year veteran of the solar industry, having led development in the US and Latin America for global companies like Trina Solar and Conergy. He served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Guatemala and is considered one of the market's leading experts on solar PV expansion in the region.
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