Encore Renewable Energy announced that Jake Clark has joined the Company in the position of Project Developer. As Project Developer, Clark is joining Encore’s development team supporting Encore’s rapidly expanding energy project development, construction and asset management activities.
Jake most recently served as Special Counsel at the Vermont Department of Public Service representing ratepayers’ interests before the Vermont Public Utility Commission where he litigated petitions for Certificates of Public Good for solar, gas, and telecommunications facilities, and contributed to the Department’s efforts in rulemaking and workshop dockets evaluating and promoting state energy policies.
Prior to that role, Clark worked as a Contract Attorney at Pierce Atwood, LLC in Washington, D.C., supporting the representation at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission of clients in the electricity generation, power marketing, and natural gas sectors. A graduate of The George Washington University Law School, he focused his legal studies on energy, environmental, and natural resources law. Jake interned and later worked at JP Morgan’s Office of Environmental Affairs serving as a Legal Analyst.
Jake started his career as a Field Engineer for the Turner Construction Company in a project management role working on larger sized construction sites including Princeton University’s $65 million Butler Dormitory and $250 million Frick Chemistry Laboratory projects.
Chad Farrell, Encore’s Founder and Chief Executive Officer, said “we are delighted to be welcoming Jake Clark to the Encore team. Jake’s deep construction management and legal experience along with his extensive knowledge of the solar and utility industries position him to add a tremendous amount of value to our growing development and EPC businesses. We are all very excited to see the contributions that Jake will make over the coming years.”
Jake holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Bucknell University and a Juris Doctor from The George Washington University Law School.