Prior to joining SunEdison, Mr.
Gray worked at MNP, an accounting, consulting, and corporate finance firm, where he oversaw client engagements focused on energy and supply-chain management. Among his many assignments, he represented First Nation as the lead financial negotiator in the largest run-of-river IPP project in Canada. Prior to this role, he worked as an independent consultant in the oil and gas sector and served as Cargill Inc.s Canadian Regulatory Affairs Superintendent. Mr. Gray has spoken about and published several articles on U.S. and Canadian energy sector regulation. He holds a BA and an MBA from the University of Calgary.
Ontario is a growing market for solar, given the Ontario Power Authoritys commitment to renewable energy and strong Feed-in Tariff program for ground mount and rooftop solar, said Brian Jacolick, General Manager, North America, for SunEdison. Jason understands the financial, regulatory and environmental concerns that are part of successful solar projects. His background in traditional and renewable energy markets and his experience on the ground for SunEdison in Canada make him an excellent fit for his new position. We look forward to developing more strong Canadian partnerships under his leadership.
Mr. Gray leads the development for SunEdison of First Light Solar Park in Ontario, Canada. First Light is a 9 megawatt (MW) facility scheduled for activation in 2009.
According to Elizabeth McDonald, president of the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA), Jason has a unique understanding of the renewable energy opportunities and needs we are facing. In his role at SunEdison, he has already helped the industry in Canada to make progress towards its energy goals.