The Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) has announced that the newly-created position of Vice President, Utility Strategy has been filled by Eran Mahrer. In this role, Mr. Mahrer will lead SEPA’s efforts in engaging utilities to develop solar strategies and practices.
Prior to joining SEPA, Mahrer served as Arizona Public Service (APS) Company’s Director of Renewable Energy and Resource Portfolio Planning. In his 10 years with APS, he led the company’s renewable energy strategy, renewable and customer program resource planning, regulatory interface on renewable issues and implementation of all renewable programs. Mahrer was also responsible for the development and successful implementation of APS’ customer programs for distributed renewable energy, including photovoltaics and solar water heating.
Mahrer currently serves on the Board of Managers for Solar Energy Trade Shows, and previously served on the Board of Directors of SEPA and the Arizona Solar Energy Industry Association. Mahrer received a MBA from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, a Masters of Science from Washington State University, and a Bachelors of Science from the University of California, San Diego.