ForeFront Power Taps Energy Industry Veteran Michael Smith as CEO
ForeFront Power, a leading developer of renewable energy solutions in the U.S., announced that it has hired energy market veteran Michael Smith as its new Chief Executive Officer. Smith has already stepped into his new role and oversees the company’s strategy and all business areas across the U.S. and Mexico. The announcement was covered in global financial and industry intelligence provider S&P Global Market Intelligence.
ForeFront Power specializes in helping business and public sector customers reduce their energy costs through development of on-site solar generation and energy storage projects. ForeFront Power is also one of the nation’s leading developers of community solar solutions, which allow commercial and residential customers of all income levels to benefit from solar generation, even if they are unable to host a solar project on-site. Under Smith’s leadership, the company will remain focused on these core areas, while continuing to expand its suite of energy solutions into adjacent products, services, and technologies.
“I’m thrilled to join ForeFront Power at this pivotal time in the development of customer-focused renewable energy solutions,” said Smith. “There is a transformation happening behind the meter as more customers choose to take control of their energy costs through on-site solar and other technologies. At the same time, more and more customers are pursuing community solar opportunities when they cannot host a system on-site. As a trusted brand in solar and storage, ForeFront Power is already on the leading edge of this shift. We have an incredibly experienced and talented team, and I look forward to working together as we position ourselves for continued growth.”
Before he joined ForeFront Power, Smith served as Senior Vice President, Distributed Energy, at Constellation, the retail energy subsidiary of Exelon Corp., where he was responsible for Constellation’s solar, energy efficiency, and energy asset operations businesses across the U.S. Earlier he served as Vice President, Innovation and Strategy Development, for Exelon Generation, and led Constellation Technology Ventures, Exelon’s venture investing organization.