JERA Americas Bolsters New England Operations with New Executive Appointment
In a move signaling its commitment to the clean energy transition, New England Council member JERA Americas Inc. (JERA) announced John O’Brien, Jr. as the Company’s first Chief Operating Officer. O’Brien, who has been integral to the company since 2021, will spearhead Development, Engineering & Construction, and oversee crucial administrative functions.
JERA Americas has made significant investments in the Northeast, acquiring generating facilities in Massachusetts and Maine. These strategic acquisitions, like the Canal Generating facility in Cape Cod and a facility in Bucksport, ME, are seen as pivotal in connecting renewable energy sources to the electric grid.
O’Brien’s background is extensive and includes a wealth of experience from various energy sector leaders, including National Grid and Exelon. A graduate of Brown University and Suffolk University Law School, he has also served as a Massachusetts State Senator, playing a key role in energy sector legislative reforms.
“JERA Americas is shaping a sustainable and innovative zero emissions future with strategic investments across the United States. John’s leadership, industry knowledge, and New England expertise is critical to our growth, impact, and success,” said Steve O’Rourke, JERA Americas Chief Executive Officer. “Our goal of achieving net-zero carbon emissions electricity by 2050 is essential and ambitious, and we are thrilled to have John’s entrepreneurial leadership and creative approach help JERA Americas meet that goal.”
The New England Council congratulates John O’Brien for this appointment and commends JERA for its continued efforts towards sustainable energy innovations.
Read the press release on the company website.