547 Energy Announces Addition of New Managing Director


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Renewable Energy Industry Executive, Steve Irvin, Joins 547 Energy

May 18, 2021 (Houston, TX) – 547 Energy Management LLC (“547 Energy”), the clean energy investment platform of Quantum Energy Partners (“Quantum”), today announced that Steve Irvin has joined the company as Managing Director. In this role, Steve will originate, evaluate, negotiate and oversee the operations of 547 Energy’s investments across the clean energy space. 

Steve brings nearly 25 years of experience in the energy sector. Prior to joining 547 Energy, he worked at EDP Renewables North America (“EDPR NA”) where he served as a key member of the Executive Team from 2010-2021. While at EDPR NA, he managed development, origination, project management, government affairs, environmental risk assessment and compliance in the Western US, Central US, Southeastern US, and Mexico geographies. Steve was responsible for a team of more than 50 individuals focused on development, origination, and project execution of wind, solar and energy storage projects and for managing a pipeline of approximately 8,000 megawatts (MW). In addition, he led origination teams that negotiated and signed over 5,600 MW of PPAs for wind, solar, and storage projects located in CAISO, BPA, WECC, MISO, ERCOT, SPP, PJM, NYISO and Mexico (CENACE) markets. Before joining EDPR NA, Steve was a Vice President with Enron and served as a lead commercial member of the global project development team.

Gabriel Alonso, CEO & President of 547 Energy, said, “I have known Steve for years and am excited to have him join our leadership team as we continue to grow our North American and International platforms. Steve brings a great deal of commercial and renewable energy development and operational experience, which will add tremendous value as we progress our current investments and consider future opportunities.”

Steve Irvin remarked, “I am very pleased to be joining the 547 Energy team and to be able to work directly with innovative companies and entrepreneurs around the globe that focus on cleantech, renewable power, energy efficiency, grid resilience and the digitalization of the energy sector. I look forward to continuing my career as a Managing Director and to advancing the mission of 547 Energy.”  

About 547 Energy

547 Energy was founded and is led by industry veteran Gabriel Alonso and is backed by Quantum Energy Partners, a leading provider of capital to the global energy industry. 547 Energy aims to maximize value for its investors by partnering with leading entrepreneurs who are driving innovation and growth in the clean energy economy.  To date, 547 Energy has established partnerships with ConnectGen, BlueFloat Energy, Aer Soléir, and ENORA. For more information on 547 Energy, please email info@547energy.com or contact Joe Sy at (713) 452-2189.

Why the name 547 Energy?

The human eye sees color over wavelengths ranging approximately from 400 nanometers (violet) to 700 nanometers (red), with the green sitting at roughly 490 to 575 nanometers. A wavelength of 547 nanometers is visible as “electric green”, a color which represents the overarching aim of 547 Energy – to advance towards a sustainable energy future.

About Quantum Energy Partners

Founded in 1998, Quantum Energy Partners is a leading provider of private equity capital to the global energy industry, having managed together with its affiliates more than $17 billion in equity commitments since inception. For more information on Quantum, please visit www.quantumep.com or contact Michael Dalton at (713) 452-2110.

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