Jim Howell is Chief Development Officer (CDO) of sPower. He joined sPower in 2013 when the company merged with Silverado Power, and has nearly a decade of experience in renewable energy development, PPA structuring and project development. Howell’s innovative strategies were credited with standardizing best practices that drove down power purchase agreement (PPA) prices in the Western US while maintaining above average project yields.
As CDO, Howell is responsible for sPower’s strategic vision and market entry, greenfield and project merger and acquisition activities, power marketing efforts, and the comprehensive project development process. He is also responsible for driving sPower’s evolution into the traditional power markets by offering unique (and financeable) structures typically only offered by conventional resources through the use of derivatives, bespoke structures and other proprietary tools developed in-house by sPower. sPower has signed approximately 3 gigawatts of PPAs during this time and operates one of the largest solar and wind fleets in the industry.