Nevada-based cooperative Valley Electric Association Inc. (VEA) named Chris Brooks as executive vice president of energy services.
Brooks previously served as the director of Bombard Renewable Energy in Las Vegas for 10 years, where he managed the engineering, procurement and construction of the company’s solar projects. He was responsible for the development of approximately 700 renewable energy projects in the state, including a 14-MW solar plant at Nellis Air Force Base and the 26.3-MW Stillwater Solar Plant in Fallon, Nevada.
In his new role, Brooks will be responsible for managing VEA’s distributed generation programs and overseeing specialized government contracting related to renewable energy services. He will also be responsible for VEA’s legislative affairs and managing the marketing and member services programs.
Brooks is also a certified master electrician and is certified as a photovoltaic installer emeritus from the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners.