Andrew Gilligan, Senior Director, Investments, SOLSYSTEMS
Andrew Gilligan leads Sol Systems’ solar project acquisition and funding efforts, working with financial institutions and long term asset owners to structure financing for the acquisition and construction of solar projects.
Shiraz began his professional career working for LaSalle Bank/ ABM AMRO in the Chicago Financial District. He served as a credit analyst and commercial banker for middle market to large corporate clients.
According to CPUC’s estimates, 85% of electricity load from the IOUs will be served by other sources such as Community Choice Aggregators and rooftop solar by the mid-2020s. CCAs have an ambitious vision of procuring power for their customers from new, locally-sited solar, wind, geothermal and other renewable resources in order to boost job creation, support local economies, reduce GHG emissions and fight climate change.
The world of corporate energy procurement is continuing to mature, both in terms of the products and options that are available but also in terms of the market participants. Although many deals continue to occur with large single-load purchasers located in organized markets, we have also seen a proliferation of financial arrangements, pass-through deals, and other types of transactions that accommodate a purchaser’s size and location(s).
“Distributed Energy Resources” or “DERs connotes a variety of energy sources on the grid, typically consumer- based assets. Delivery of these energy assets increasingly relies on a complex “stack” or set of layers of software, communications, protocols, standards, firmware, and hardware controls. This “DER Stack” is in a state of ongoing evolution as the underlying technologies evolve and the market grows for granular, bi-directional flows of electrons.
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