Bethesda, MD March 22, 2021
Empower Energies’ board of directors announced the promotion of the firm’s executive, Michael Belko, to President and Chief Executive Officer following his term as Chief Operating Officer. As a long-term executive of the firm, Michael has been instrumental in the tremendous growth of Empower and its evolution as a trusted renewable energy program manager, project developer and financier for large commercial and industrial customers. As CEO, Michael will continue to bring best practices to all segments of the company, as well as explore strategic opportunities for continued growth. Michael will also continue to serve on the company’s board of directors.
Michael has extensive experience delivering a high volume of solar power projects while maintaining superior client satisfaction and optimal performance. Before his tenure with Empower, he held positions in several prominent renewable energy firms including former President of RCS Energy Services, where in less than 2 years he built a $35 million solar EPC company with a $200 million backlog, and as Senior Director of Operations at SunEdison, where he oversaw North American EPC services successfully delivering close to a gigawatt of solar projects.
“I am excited to lead this organization into the future of renewable energy. Empower is well positioned to serve commercial and industrial customers with its highly skilled, seasoned organization and committed financial partners. Empower’s extensive experience building projects for the largest Fortune 500 clients has readied us for the coming demand for clean, reliable energy,” said Michael Belko, President and CEO, Empower Energies.
About Empower Energies
Empower Energies provides large commercial, industrial, and institutional clients with renewable, clean energy and related technologies, supported by cost-effective financing. The company works with many leading Fortune 500s to design and develop renewable generation fleets and manage renewable programs. Empower also works with project developers to add value at all stages of the development cycle – from co-development to acquisition. In the past year Empower has built and acquired over 200 MWs of commercial and community solar projects. Today, the company has nearly 100 MWs of renewable projects under construction at dozens of sites across the United States.