Director, Government Affairs
Maura Yates serves as the Director of Government Affairs for SunEdison where she is focused on solutions to opening cost-effective new markets, including engagement in deregulated markets. Ms. Yates has been in the energy sector for seven years and prior to joining SunEdison a year ago, she worked for Arizona Public Service (APS) on efforts relating to APS’ RES Compliance and the strategic integration of solar, demand response and energy efficiency into the utility portfolio. While with SunEdison, Ms. Yates has successfully passed the only solar-specific bill during the 2013 Texas Legislature: the bill addressed how to properly assess solar facilities for ad valorem taxes. She currently sits on the board for the Department of Energy funded Solar Advisory Board for Codes and Standards (Solar ABCs).