The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has hired Dan Adamson as its vice president of government affairs. In this role, he will manage all aspects of SEIA's government affairs operation, including legislative and regulatory activities.
Adamson most recently served as a partner at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, where he advised and represented corporate, municipal and other clients regarding energy and environmental regulation, policy, legislation and litigation, with a particular focus on electricity infrastructure, climate change and renewables. He was also co-chair of the firm's climate change practice and a board member of the firm's political action committee.
Prior to joining Davis Wright Tremaine in 2001, Adamson was the director of the Office of Energy Projects at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, where he was responsible for regulation of hydroelectric dams, natural-gas pipelines and liquefied natural-gas facilities in the U.S.Â Â
Earlier, he served at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), as a deputy assistant secretary of energy, and as a Congressional Committee staffer. In his role at the DOE, Adamson managed research and development for solar, wind, biomass, geothermal, hydroelectric, transmission reliability, superconductivity and energy-storage systems.
SOURCE: Solar Energy Industries Association