Francis Hodsoll founded E&E Frontiers with over 20 years experience in the energy markets, finance, and general management. He brings extensive experience in developing and structuring power plant projects; negotiating PPAs and related contracts; providing public policy advocacy and policy formulation; and providing the market analysis, quantitative modeling, pro forma forecasting in support of these transactions. E&E Frontiers is a leader in renewable energy public policy. As Executive Director of MD-DC-VA Solar Energy Industries Association, Francis leads the organization’s operations and implements its strategic direction. Francis has testified before the VA State Corporation Commission, MD legislature, DC City Council, MD PSC and DE PSC on Renewable Portfolio Standards; long-term contracts; net metering; economic and jobs impact; and SREC (Solar Renewable Energy Credits) procurement. Francis has held multiple executive positions in the private and public sectors. Francis was a CFO for a developer and operator of renewable power plants. He also was appointed Deputy Director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) where he also served as CFO. He earned his MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and his BA in Economics from Colby College. Francis has strong public speaking experience and has authored numerous articles. He has spoken at conferences on project development and finance, wholesale and environmental markets, and general energy policy. His recent speaking engagements include American Public Power Association, Environmental Markets Association, MD-DC-VA Solar Energy Industries Association and the Colorado School of Mines. Francis has written numerous articles on energy deregulation, wholesale energy risk management, project development, and renewable energy market trends.