### For Immediate Release ###
Former Mississippi Public Service Commission Chairman and NARUC President Brandon Presley Joins Edelen Renewables
Presley will serve as Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for the Kentucky-based solar development firm.
(Lexington, Kentucky) — Brandon Presley, former Chairman of the Mississippi Public Service Commission and President of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), has joined the innovative solar development firm Edelen Renewables as Vice President of Strategic Initiatives. In this role, Presley will utilize his expertise and national reputation as an elected official and utility regulator in advancing the firm’s mission to “bring the promise of renewable energy to the forgotten places of America”.
Best known for their work in pioneering coal-to-solar projects in Appalachia, Edelen Renewables utilizes their Social Impact SolarSM approach in the communities where they develop—maximizing local workforce and economic benefits. The firm is currently advancing several utility and community solar scale projects in 12 states.
“For Brandon, it’s all about giving folks a shot at the American Dream. His commitment to that mission, his expertise in the energy space, and his stature as a nationally recognized utility regulator and public servant make him an ideal leader in our company,” said Adam Edelen, the firm’s Founder and CEO. “As we strive to expand the green energy winners’ circle, Brandon will lead much of our engagement, from utility executives and policymakers to community leaders working to bring modern economic opportunity to their hometowns.”
Presley was a member of the Mississippi Public Service Commission from 2008-2024, serving as its chairman for from 2016-2020. He served as President of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) from 2019-2020. From 2001-2007, Presley served as the mayor of his hometown, Nettleton, MS. A second cousin to Elvis, Presley earned national attention for his historic performance in his recent gubernatorial campaign.
Edelen Renewables will open an office in Mississippi, from which Presley will manage operations.
“Getting this country to energy independence, while creating good jobs for good people in hard luck communities has been my focus as a Public Service Commissioner in Mississippi. The opportunity to build upon my service as President of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners and take that mission across America is too good to pass up,” said Presley. “I believe in the mission and people of Edelen Renewables and am excited to join them in their important work.”
Presley will provide immediate leadership to Edelen Renewables’ much heralded “Farmers Powering Community” initiative (fpc.community), as well as help execute the firm’s ambitious plans for 2024 and beyond.
“He’s simply the right guy, with the right skills and experience to have a massive impact as we advance our mission. His future is bright. I’m thrilled he’ll continue his public service with us,” Edelen concluded.
For more information about Edelen Renewables visit www.edelenrenewables.com or visit us on LinkedIn (Edelen Renewables)