Clifford D. Evans, Jr.
Senior Vice President - Operations
Cliff Evans currently serves as Senior Vice President - Operations for Cogentrix Energy Power Management, LLC.
In this role he
is responsible for the operational management of our domestic power generation portfolio and has responsibility for our Cogentrix Field Services business unit.
was most recently accountable for all aspects of our investment in the renewable energy business in Turkey.
This included management of the development, construction and operations program through a third party firm resident in Turkey and oversight of the Cogentrix corporate support for that effort.
was previously responsible for the Calypso portfolio at Cogentrix consisting of 14 generation facilities with over 3600 MW's of capacity.
Prior to joining Cogentrix from Goldman Sachs in 2003, Mr. Evans led the Commercial Management organization at El Paso Merchant Energy covering the Southeast Region.
He has extensive experience in plant management, construction, environmental permitting and compliance, operations and economic and thermodynamic performance earned over his 35 years in the energy business.
This includes 3 years with an OEM as a field engineer, 6 years with an investor owned utility in various plant and staff level engineering roles, and 26 years in the independent power business in both plant and corporate functions of increasing complexity and responsibility.
Mr. Evans earned a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ and a Master of Business Administration degree from Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ.
In addition to his professional and community service activities, Mr. Evans is currently on the Board of Directors of SERC, the regional electric reliability corporation for the Southeast USA and serves as the Merchant Electricity Generator Sector representative on the Board's Compliance Committee.
He is a past president of the Association of Energy Engineers of New Jersey.