Former Constellation VP to help lead solar public policy
Sunrun, the nation's leading home solar company, today announced that Bryan Miller has joined the Company as Vice President of Public Policy & Power Markets. Bryan oversees all public policy development, legislative and regulatory affairs for Sunrun, managing a team of specialists throughout the country.
Prior to Sunrun, Miller served as Vice President of Energy Policy for Sustainable Energy at Constellation, which merged with Exelon in 2012. Exelon, ranked 145 on the Fortune 500, is the nation's largest utility. Miller managed Exelon's public policy work on all renewable energy issues. Prior to joining Exelon, he served as the first Senior Counsel in the Obama Administration at the U.S. Department of Energy where he managed legislative and regulatory affairs. Earlier in his career Miller worked as the youngest staffer on the Clinton/Gore '96 Presidential campaign, and as the Chairman of the Democratic Professionals Council from 2005-2008.
Bryan's first-hand exposure to the way utilities think about solar adds a new dimension to our executive team," said Sunrun co-Founder Edward Fenster. "His addition to Sunrun comes at a critical time when utilities are taking aggressive steps to stop customers from switching to cleaner, more affordable electricity.
Bryan's top priority is stopping efforts to end net metering, the foundational policy for rooftop solar. A recent Edison Electric Institute report, (the utilities' trade association), shows that utilities see conservation, energy efficiency, demand response, and rooftop solar as a 'vicious cycle' that erodes their profits.
I have had the great fortune in my career to work in many aspects of the complex U.S. power industry, but residential solar has always excited me the most,' said Miller. 'Rooftop solar breaks down market barriers and unleashes innovation. I am incredibly excited to join Sunrun's creative and forward-thinking team.
Sunrun invented solar service, also called third-party-owned solar, providing a way for homeowners to go solar without high upfront cost. Sunrun owns, insures and maintains the panels on a homeowner's roof. Families typically pay a lower rate for the solar power than the rate charged by their local utility company. Third-party-owned solar has become the preferred way for homeowners to go solar in the nation's top solar markets since Sunrun introduced the business model in 2007.
Sunrun pioneered solar as a service, a way for homeowners to go solar without a significant upfront investment, and is the largest dedicated residential solar company in the U.S. Sunrun provides end-to-end service for homeowners to choose clean, solar energy and receive predictable pricing for solar energy for 20 years. The company designs, installs, finances, insures, monitors and maintains the solar panels on a homeowner's roof, while families pay just for the electricity at a lower rate than their current utility. Since Sunrun introduced solar as a service in 2007, it has become the preferred way for consumers to go solar in the nationâ€™s top solar markets. For more information please visit: www.sunrun.com.