SunPower Corp. has hired Jean M. Wilson as its vice president and general manager of utilities and power plants. In this role, Wilson will lead SunPower's North American utility and power plant division, overseeing project development; utility and independent power producer partnerships and marketing; engineering, procurement and construction; and component sales.
Wilson most recently served as senior vice president of renewable energy at PPM Energy (now Iberdrola Renewables). She led a team of more than 130 professionals in the acquisition and development of over 2,400 MW of wind power projects, and in the growth of a wind and solar power project pipeline in excess of 18,000 MW.
Earlier at PPM, Wilson held the position of vice president, renewable business development, where she managed a team of professionals in the acquisition and greenfield development of wind power projects in Canada and the U.S. She has also worked as director, business development, green power for PacifiCorp; director of marketing for Northwest Power Enterprises Inc.; and director of business development for Kenetech Windpower, all located in Portland, Ore.
SOURCE: SunPower Corp.