Elder brings fifteen years of energy policy expertise to the company’s regulatory affairs team
NEW YORK, July 27, 2022 – Summit Ridge Energy, the nation’s leading Community Solar provider, announced the addition of Leslie Elder to the organization’s Management team. Leslie will be joining as Vice President of Political and Regulatory Affairs.
In this role Leslie will drive the firm’s strategic efforts to engage federal and state governments, collaborating with her long list of industry and political colleagues. With more than fifteen years of regulatory and campaign work, most recently as Director of the MidAtlantic Region for CCSA (the Coalition for Community Solar Access), Leslie will educate leaders on the economic and social benefits of community solar energy and energy storage.
“We are thrilled to add Leslie’s experience, skills and enthusiasm to our team,” said Steve Raeder, CEO of Summit Ridge Energy. “With so much new renewable energy potential on the horizon and many more markets to break open, we are excited that Leslie will bring real value in making clean renewable energy accessible to all.”
“I am delighted to join Steve and the entire Summit Ridge Energy team to expand community solar policy and move the clean energy transition forward,” said Leslie. “Ours is a vitally important mission, bringing renewable energy and real cost savings to those who can’t otherwise participate in the benefits of solar and clean storage.”
About Summit Ridge Energy
Launched in 2017, Summit Ridge Energy is the nation’s leading owner-operator of community solar assets. Through dedicated funding platforms, the team develops, acquires and finances projects within the rapidly growing solar energy and battery storage sectors. By the end of 2023, Summit Ridge expects to have more than 500 MW of solar and 100 MWh of battery storage projects online providing energy savings to approximately 175,000 residential and commercial customers. Learn more at srenergy.com.