Shihab Kuran, Ph.D.

Independent Director

Dr. Shihab Kuran was appointed to the Board in March 2021. Dr. Kuran is the co-founder, president and chief executive officer of Power Edison LLC, a company focused on providing innovative mobile energy storage solutions. Dr. Kuran is the executive chairman of EV Edison, Inc., a company he co-founded in 2022 that is focused on providing electric vehicle charging infrastructure. Dr. Kuran served as the President of Strategic Development at NRG Energy, Inc., a leading integrated energy company, prior to co-founding Power Edison in 2016. Before joining NRG, Dr. Kuran served as the President of Advanced Solutions at SunEdison, Inc., a renewable energy company, from 2013 to 2014. In 2006, Dr. Kuran founded Petra Solar, Inc., a clean energy technology company, and served as president and chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors from 2006 to 2012. Dr. Kuran currently serves on the board of directors of Laredo Petroleum, Inc., EnerKnol, Inc. and New York Energy Week, as well as the advisory boards of the Charles Edison Fund and the Edison Innovation Foundation.

Dr. Kuran brings to the Board extensive experience in the electrical energy industry and provides us deep and valuable insight into our electrical business, particularly regarding smart grid technological developments. Dr. Kuran’s experience as a founder, senior executive, director and advisor to various energy, manufacturing and smart grid technology companies, including both startups and established companies, provide valuable knowledge to our Board.