PEABODY, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Energi, a leading provider of risk management and insurance programs for the energy industry, today announced that Christopher Lohmann has joined the company as Vice President of Alternative Energy Solutions (AES). Previously, Lohmann was a Senior Finance Policy Advisor at the Department of Energy, where he led the development of finance policy for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
“During my time at the Department of Energy, I helped to create a shift in public and private attitudes towards renewable energy and energy efficiency—but there’s still a long road ahead”
While at DOE, Lohmann developed and led program activities to drive private capital investment in advanced domestic clean energy technologies. Critically, he assisted state and local governments in the establishment of more than 100 energy financing programs utilizing federal funds, which helped to raise more than $1 billion of committed private capital.
“During my time at the Department of Energy, I helped to create a shift in public and private attitudes towards renewable energy and energy efficiency—but there’s still a long road ahead,” said Lohmann. “Energi is one of the clear leaders in partnering with lenders to build support for these new energy markets. Continuing to develop lender confidence in financial tools like those offered by Energi will unlock more deals and will continue to drive the markets forward.”
As Vice President of AES, Chris will focus on managing the growth of Energi’s AES Warranty Programs—which recently announced projects in Hawaii and Toronto—as well as program development, business development and building strategic relationships. He will work closely with Energi’s partners, insurance brokers/agents, policyholders and various stakeholders across the market, including banks and financial institutions that lend on renewable and energy efficiency projects.
“Chris brings a wealth of expertise and high-level relationships to Energi,” said Kevin Kaminski, Senior Vice President of AES and International Operations. “He has an intimate understanding of emerging energy markets, and is a seasoned professional at addressing the challenges of working with both government and financial services firms. Chris will be instrumental to continuing Energi’s development of insurance programs that will enable these markets to grow more quickly, more soundly, and more profitably.”
Energi is a Peabody, Massachusetts-based industrial reinsurance company that provides specialized insurance and risk management products to targeted market segments of the North American energy industry. The core programs include fuel distribution, fuel transport, energy construction, agricultural cooperatives, renewable energy, energy efficiency, utilities and oil & gas exploration. Founded in 2005 by insurance professionals and energy industry leaders, Energi is licensed in all 50 states and Canada. For more information, visit www.emaxxgroup.com.