SOURCE: Summit Power

Summit Power

September 12, 2011 03:30 ET

Summit Power Taps Chris Brookhouse to Lead International Operations

Successful London-Based Executive to Expand Company's Global Presence

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - Sep 12, 2011) - The Summit Power Group, a leading developer of low-carbon electric power projects, today announced the appointment of Chris J. Brookhouse as vice president of international development. Based in London, U.K., Chris will head the company's efforts to develop large, clean-energy projects from Europe to the Middle East and Asia. The appointment comes on the heels of Summit's series B funding round, demonstrating the company's commitment to expanding its international presence.

"The addition of Chris to the Summit Power team is an important milestone in the company's growth, and a clear statement that our goal is to innovate clean-energy development around the globe," said Eric Redman, president of Summit Power Group. "With Chris' deep energy experience and our comprehensive approach to project development, we expect to become an integral partner for entities pursuing strategic energy projects across the globe."

Chris brings more than 20 years of energy-industry expertise to Summit Power. His experience includes senior management positions at Texaco, BG Group, Invensys, CEO of Harvest Energy Limited, and most recently managing director at Blue Ocean Associates. During his various roles, Chris has successfully developed and financed in excess of $2 billion in power and technology-based projects in Europe and Asia. Chris also has significant experience across the energy value chain, ranging from commercial upstream to the retail sector, with valuable experience in biofuels manufacturing, trading and marketing. He earned advanced degrees in economics and operational research from the University of Birmingham, U.K.

"Summit Power provides an exceptional opportunity to deliver deep development expertise to the European community," said Brookhouse. "The company's successful track record of developing clean-energy solar, coal gasification, natural gas and wind projects is a unique asset in demand by European energy organizations and governments. This market need combined with Summit's world-class team of executives will set the stage for significant growth in the coming years."

About Summit Power Group, LLC
Summit Power Group, LLC, excels in the innovative development of clean electric power projects. Led by experienced professionals with an extensive knowledge of the energy industry in the United States and abroad, Summit has a remarkable track record of developing large, low-carbon energy projects with over 7,000 megawatts of electric power plants in operation, and over 2,000 MW in development or under construction. Total Summit-led projects in service or under contract, including O & M agreements, represent over 7 billion dollars of investment.

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