What do you need to know and what is there to know? Explore the practical, technical, legal, and financial issues associated with solar energy development, and how those requirements change based on the scope of the project.
Ed Cherian is Director of Development at Competitive Power Ventures (CPV). In that role he manages utility-scale renewable energy projects (solar, wind) through the engineering, design, and permitting process through construction, primarily in eastern and midwestern states. Mr. Cherian came to CPV from General Electric Solar, where he served as Solar Portfolio Manager, developing commercial solar projects for numerous Fortune 500 clients. Prior to that role, Ed was the New England Development Director for Iberdrola Renewables (Avangrid), developing and constructing some of the first wind farms in New Hampshire, Vermont, and Massachusetts. Ed holds an undergraduate degree from Syracuse University and a graduate degree from Virginia Tech. He lives in Boscawen, NH where he also serves as Chair of the Town Selectboard.
Mike is a partner in the Vorys Columbus office and a member of the energy group. In addition to his legal experience, he has 11 years of project engineering and operations management experience including design and construction of large capital projects. Using that experience, he provides practical advice to clients on a wide range of utility and energy matters, including developing and permitting wind farms, solar farms and gas-fired electric generation plants in Ohio. Mike also has extensive experience litigating matters before the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, the Ohio Power Siting Board, and the Ohio Oil and Gas Commission. In addition to Mike’s regulatory and litigation practice, he regularly advises clients on matters related to the supply of energy services from the competitive market, including generation supply from renewable energy resources and compliance with PUCO regulatory requirements for suppliers. He also advises clients on matters involving the Ohio Building Code and regularly appears before the Ohio Board of Building Appeals.