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Ed Smeloff and

Ed Smeloff is the Managing Director at Vote Solar's Regulatory Team. Ed and his regulatory team work to transform the electric power system to be cleaner, smarter and more durable by integrating solar power and other clean energy technologies at all scales from rooftop to utility-scale power plant. Vote Solar is involved in regulatory activities in 12 states. Before joining Vote Solar he worked for SunPower Corp. as its director of utility and power plant sales. There he was responsible for the development of more than a gigawatt of solar power plants now in operation across the United States. Earlier in his career he worked as a senior manager for commercial solar projects at Sharp Electronics, as assistant general manager for electricity at the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission and as executive director of the Pace Law School Energy Project. He served for 10 years as an elected Board Member of the Sacramento Municipal Utility District. He is the author of "Reinventing Electric Utilities: Competition, Citizen Action and Clean Power". Sean Gallagher is SEIA’s Vice President of State Affairs where he oversees SEIA’s legislative, regulatory, and policy development work in states nationwide. Previously he served as an executive for firms developing utility scale solar power projects, including supporting the first utility scale solar plant developed on an Indian reservation in the U.S. Sean was the director of the California Public Utilities Commission’s Energy Division for nearly four years, including the period during which the California Solar Initiative was developed. He has a wide range of expertise in the solar industry and government sector, having worked with legislatures and agencies in California, Nevada, and Arizona, as well as with the Congress and various federal agencies. In those roles he has supported the development of specific utility-scale solar development projects and worked on development and implementation of the Section 1603 Treasury Grant Program, the Department of Energy’s loan guarantee program, state RPSs, state tax incentive and rebate programs in California and Nevada, energy storage policy and rate design.