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Ms. Karla Loeb

Sigora Solar

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Sigora Solar

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Hello SEIA Members, Colleagues and Friends,

I would be honored to receive your vote to serve on SEIA's Board of Directors.   

I want to represent our diverse and ever-evolving industry. I want to advocate for your interests.  I want to serve you and the entire solar industry.  Since joining the solar industry, I have worked tirelessly with SEIA, solar advocates and other allies to preserve net metering, the ITC, as well as advocate for equitable access to solar at the local, state and federal levels. 

I have a proven track record of developing and enacting solar energy policy strategies, as well as establishing and leveraging strategic partnerships.  I am an active SEIA member.  Most recently, working with SEIA staff and board members at the 2017 NARUC annual conference to secure the votes necessary to pass a resolution supporting consumers against the adverse effects of the possible solar trade tariff.  The resolution was adopted with a unanimous vote.  In 2016 and 2017 I served as a member of SEIA's Solar Power Southeast Conference Planning Committee, as well as served as a panelist.  I regularly participate in SEIA regional calls, lobby days and regional conferences including MDV-SEIA, SEIA Texas, SEIA Finance and SEIA Northeast. Additionally, I often collaborate with SEIA to develop conference panels regarding equitable access to solar. 

I recently joined Sigora Solar, a Charlottesville, Virginia based residential, commercial and utility scale solar developer, as their Vice President of Policy and Development.  I am currently working with MDV SEIA and the Ruben Group to establish equitable community solar programming, preserve net metering and generally advance solar deployment within the State of Virginia.  At my previous company, PosiGen, I worked with regulators, administrators and legislatures to enact low-to-moderate income solar policies in New York, Connecticut and Mississippi.  I was a collaborator on the CESA & DOE Sun Shot's study "Bringing the benefits of Solar to Low Income Customers- A guide for States & Municipalities,"as well as the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab's "Energy Efficiency Financing for Low- and Moderate-Income Households" in which I presented the case for leveraging solar to increase deployment of energy efficiency specifically for low-to-moderate income households.  In Louisiana I worked with regulators to preserve the state-wide net metering program.  And, I worked with the Mississippi Public Service Commission and staff to establish a net-metering rule.  (In the spring of 2017 I worked with the local ratepayer advocate in the New Orleans to pass a 2% energy efficiency standard.)

I currently serve on the Board of Directors for Gulf States Renewable Energy Industries Association (GSREIA) and I am the founder and co-chair of the Louisiana WRISE chapter. I am a member of the Vote Solar Low Income Solar Policy group, MDV SEIA and the Department of Energy's CELICA group.  I have presented on solar at NARUC,  Innovations in Clean Energy Finance IV: Market Successes and Lessons for Lower Income, several ACORE conferences and meetings and SEIA regional conferences. Additionally, I was a member of the planning committee and presenter at the 2017 Gulf Coast Power Association's MISO South meeting and the 2016 and 2017 SEIA Southeast conferences.   I previously served as co-chair of the Central Texas WOWE  chapter, 2007-2012.

My renewable energy experience includes substantial utility scale wind energy development including the development and construction of 1250+ MW of wind energy in Texas valued at more than 1.5 billion dollars and the development of over 300,000 acres of wind energy projects in 4 states.

I am a tenacious advocate for the solar industry and a consensus builder.   Let me be your tenacious advocate.

Vote Karla Loeb.

Thank you!
 
Should you have any comments, questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at karla.loeb@sigorasolar.com  or (512)909-0354.