As Vice President of New Energy Solutions, Chris is focused on supporting high value, near-term growth for AES businesses across 19 countries. These efforts are driven by innovative business models and technologies, including energy efficiency, power plant augmentation, energy storage, distributed energy, and other solutions. Chris has over 20 years of technology related development and systems architecture experience and has been a leader in the origination and expansion of new business efforts at AES, including the development of AES’ industry leading energy storage offerings. His past work in AES also includes the launch of a retail electricity business where he pioneered the bundling of environmental offsets with customer electricity consumption and began the first AES wind development efforts. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics and is the past Chairman of the Energy Storage Association. He currently serves on the Electricity Advisory Committee to the U.S. DOE.