SEPA President and CEO Julia Hamm Named Co-Chair of PREPA Transformation Advisory Council December 21, 2018 | By K Kaufmann Smart Electric Power Alliance CEO and President Julia Hamm (Source: SEPA) SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO — Julia Hamm, President and CEO of the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) has released the following statement on the new appointments to the Board of Directors of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA). In the wake of the announcements, Hamm was named co-chair, with Cris Eugster, of PREPA’s Transformation Advisory Council (TAC). “Puerto Rico’s recovery and transition to a clean, modern and resilient energy system continues to gather momentum with Gov. Rosselló’s announcement today of new appointments to the Board of Directors of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority. I congratulate David Owens, Charles Bayless and Robert Poe, who will bring dynamic new leadership and extensive utility industry expertise to the ongoing evolution of the power sector in Puerto Rico. “As David Owens transitions to the Board of Directors from the Transformation Advisory Council (TAC), I am honored to have been asked to take on his previous role of TAC co-chair alongside Cris Eugster. Cris and I remain committed to working with PREPA and all stakeholders to fulfill our collective vision of providing Puerto Rico with a power system wholly focused on customers and their need for safe, reliable and resilient electricity. The island’s power system must be financially viable, and provide an economic engine for its people, and a model of sustainability for the world.” Media contact: K Kaufmann, firstname.lastname@example.org or 202.494.4386 Share Share on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on LinkedIn About the Author K Kaufmann Communications Manager K Kaufmann started writing about solar and clean energy as a beat reporter at The Desert Sun in Palm Springs. She covered the nearby city of Palm Desert, a town of 50,000 that spearheaded the drive for California to pass the first state-level property-assessed clean energy law and became one of the first cities in the nation to launch its own PACE program. She eventually went on to cover energy full-time, tracking debates over net metering as well as the permitting and construction of megascale utility-solar plants in the Southern California desert, including Desert Sunlight, Genesis and Ivanpah. She also has a background in business writing, with more than 10 years as an independent consultant for major firms in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has a bachelor’s degree in English and American literature from Brandeis University and a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Maryland.