8minutenergy Names Arthur Haubenstock as General Counsel and Vice President, Government & Regulatory


FOLSOM, CA, Dec. 7, 20158minutenergy Renewables, LLC, the leading independent solar developer in the U.S., today announced that the company has appointed Arthur Haubenstock as General Counsel and Vice President, Government & Regulatory.

Haubenstock is an experienced energy attorney whose career includes extensive private and public sector service. His work has involved negotiating and obtaining regulatory approval of more than 2 gigawatts of renewable energy power purchase agreements; acquisition, permitting and financing of very large-scale, community-based and other smaller-scale renewable power projects; and assuring transmission for renewable power projects.  Haubenstock has also contributed to the development of major renewable energy regulatory and policy frameworks, including California’s Renewables Portfolio Standard and its procurement mechanisms; wholesale energy and capacity markets; and transmission and land use planning initiatives.

Haubenstock previously served as Vice President, Regulatory Affairs for BrightSource Energy. His professional background also includes working at Pacific Gas & Electric Company, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and several national law firms.  Additionally, Haubenstock serves as the chair of the Utility-Scale Power Division of the Solar Energy Industries Association, is a board member of the Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies (CEERT) and previously served as president of the Large-scale Solar Association.

“Arthur has established himself as one of the leading attorneys in the energy sector, and we are pleased to have him join our executive team as 8minutenergy works to expand its business both nationally and internationally,” said 8minutenergy Chief Executive Officer Martin Hermann.

Haubenstock has practiced before many federal and state energy, environmental and resource agencies including the California Public Utilities Commission, California Energy Commission and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. He has also practiced before the California Air Resources Board, the California Department of Fish & Wildlife, the Bureau of Land Management, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Fish & Wildlife Service.

“It is critical for 8minutenergy to have expert legal counsel to navigate the complexities of today’s energy market, and we look forward to Arthur’s contributions to the company,” said Tom Buttgenbach, President of 8minutenergy.

About 8minutenergy Renewables, LLC

8minutenergy Renewables develops, finances, engineers, constructs, owns, operates and maintains solar projects. 8minutenergy Renewables is the largest independent solar developer in the United States. To date, 8minutenergy Renewables has been awarded over more than 1,400 MW in PPAs; secured more than 1,500 MW in Generation Interconnection Agreements (GIA); and has secured over 20,000 acres of land bank. 8minutenergy has offices in Folsom, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Dallas, Singapore and New Delhi, India. For more information, please call 800-585-3132 or +1-916-608-9060, send email to info@8minutenergy.com or visit www.8minutenergy.com.

Media Contact:
Daniel Francisco
Integrity Global for 8minutenergy

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