Greenlots Announces William J. Keese as Senior Advisor

2010-07-05 17:25 1149

Former Chairman of the California Energy Commission to help leading electric vehicle charging company's expansion to North America

SINGAPORE, July 5 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Greenlots, a leading provider of charging solutions for electric vehicles, today announced that William J. Keese has joined the company as Senior Advisor. Former Chairman of the California Energy Commission for eight years under Governors Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gray Davis and Pete Wilson, Keese will leverage his advocacy for energy and environmental issues and relationships to help Greenlots in the company's expansion to North American markets. Founded in 2008, Greenlots is a pioneer in charging solutions for electric vehicles and clean transportation.

In 1997, Keese was appointed by Governor Pete Wilson to serve as Chairman of the California Energy Commission, a position he served in until retiring in 2005. In that capacity, Keese was responsible for a staff of approximately 500 and an annual budget of over US$250 million. He led the Commission's efforts to forecast future energy needs, site and license power plants, promote energy efficiency through appliance and building standards, develop energy technologies, support renewable energy and plan for and direct state response to energy emergencies. While Chairman of the Commission, Keese also served as Chair of the National Association of State Energy Officials and of the Western Interstate Energy Board. After leaving the Commission, he continued to co-chair the Western Governor's Clean and Diversified Energy Initiative. Sponsored by Governors Schwarzenegger and Richardson, the goal of the Initiative was to develop 30,000 megawatts of clean and diversified electricity generation in the West by 2015, and to achieve a 20% increase in energy efficiency by 2020.

In the private sector, Keese's career included 30 years as a Legislative Advocate, formulating governmental policy and advocating on behalf of the oil and gas industry, the solar energy industry and other business interests. His initial energy activities included work on the legal framework for the development of geothermal resources in the Geysers area of California, and on collaborative agreements for the development of British North Sea petroleum reserves.

"Greenlots offers an immediate solution for the dual crises of climate change and peak oil, and is an important step towards increased energy security and diversity. I look forward to helping in furthering Greenlots in North America," said Keese.

"We are honored to have William Keese on board," stated Greenlots director, Ron Mahabir. "He brings a range of policy and operational knowledge about the North American energy markets to our team."

About Greenlots

Based in Singapore, Greenlots designs and delivers charging networks for electric vehicles. The company provides the platform for utilities, municipalities, EV manufacturers and distributors and other businesses to install, own and operate their own EV charging network. Greenlots' charging solutions are designed to be affordable, easy to install, convenient to use, networked and global. More information can be found at .

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Source: Greenlots