Ervan Hancock, Manager of Georgia Power’s Renewable Implementation Department and is responsible for development of the company’s renewable generation portfolio, research programs and strategy. In this role he has been pivotal in the development and implementation of the Company’s Advanced Solar Initiative which will increase the total amount of solar energy under contract in Georgia Power’s service territory to almost 1000 MWs by 2016. This will make Georgia one of the national leaders in solar development with the largest portfolio of solar photovoltaic on the east coast. Mr. Hancock is also responsible for the company’s other efforts in the area of renewable leading the acquisition of 250MW of wind generation and more than 270MW of biomass generation in the last 18 months.
Ervan currently serves as Treasurer and Member of the Executive Committee of the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) and Solar Energy Trade Show Association (SETS). SEPA is an educational nonprofit organization dedicated to helping utilities integrate solar power into their energy portfolios. SETS plays a pivotal role in supporting the rapid growth of the U.S. solar industry, significant job creation and increased energy independence. SETS is responsible for the largest solar industry trade show, Solar Power International, with over thirty thousand solar industry professionals in attendance.
Hancock earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and economics from St. Mary’s College of Maryland in May 1999 and has attended executive education at the Wharton School.