New Community Power Network staff to continue organization’s growth

By Ben Delman on July 1, 2015

The Community Power Network is excited to announce the addition of two dynamic professionals to its growing team of experts in locally-based renewable energy. Karan Ireland joins the organization as the new Program Director for WV SUN. Jennifer Shreve joins CPN as its new Director of Development.

As WV SUN Program Director, Karan will help West Virginia communities develop their own solar co-ops. Karan comes to the organization from the West Virginia Citizen Action Group where she was Development Director. In addition to that role, she worked to ensure all West Virginians had access to safe drinking water and took the lead in response to the 2014 Elk River Chemical Leak.

Jennifer brings more than 15 years of experience in development, having worked at both local and national nonprofits in the Washington, D.C. region. As Director of Development, Jennifer will look to build relationship with CPN’s supporters and raise money to support the organization’s mission of advancing community-based renewable energy.

CPN is a network of grass roots, local, state, and national organizations working to build, and promote locally based renewable energy projects and policies. It has also launched 37 solar co-ops in D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia since 2007. These co-ops have more than 2,200 members and 559 installed systems, accounting for more than 3 MW of solar.