Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners portfolio company Primergy Solar has appointed a chief development officer who previously worked at Engie North America.
Emily Sanders Cohen will be responsible for project development, power marketing and origination for Primergy's utility-scale and distributed solar and storage portfolio in North America.
She was vice president of commercial strategy at Engie, running renewable product sales. Before that, she was vice president of corporate strategy and head of M&A at utility-scale wind developer Infinity Renewables, which Engie acquired in 2018.
Earlier in her career, she worked at Element Power, Acciona Energy North America Corp and Clipper Windpower.
Primergy's flagship project is the $1.1 billion 690 MW Gemini solar-plus-storage project in Clark County, Nevada, which is being touted as the world's largest solar-plus-storage project. It will be capable of storing more than 1,400 MWh of solar energy and has a 25-year power purchase agreement with NV Energy.
Quinbrook is building the project in conjunction with Arevia Power and expects it to be online in 2023.
Primergy is led by CEO Ty Daul, who is the former president of Canadian Solar subsidiary Recurrent Energy (PFR, 5/18).
Serving as CFO is Tim Larrison, who previously held the same title at Engie Storage.
Chief operations officer Adam Larner has been with Primergy since its early stages.
Primergy's chairman is David Scaysbrook, the co-founder and managing partner of Quinbrook.
Quinbrook's other US portfolio companies include wind developer Scout Clean Energy and wind, solar and battery storage company Glidepath Power Solutions.