CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New Generation Power International (NGPI), an international independent renewable energy company, today named Doyle N. Beneby Jr., 56, a utility and power industry veteran, as chief executive officer, effective Oct. 1. Since August 2010, Beneby has been CEO and President of CPS Energy in San Antonio, Texas, which is one of the largest municipally-owned electric and gas utility companies in the US.
“Doyle brings deep energy industry experience and knowledge that will take NGPI to the next level,” said Chairman Chirinjeev Kathuria, who founded the company in 2009. “He is well-respected within the energy industry, especially for his dedication to spreading the benefits of renewable energy to serve electricity consumers– and that is our mission here.”
Beneby, who focused particularly on renewable and cleaner energy sources at CPS Energy, will add his renewable energy and utility expertise to NGPI. NGPI is a growing international clean-tech leader investing often in partnership with local developers in a wide spectrum of natural resources-related projects, including solar, wind, geothermal heat, biomass and hydro.
“Chirinjeev Kathuria and NGPI demonstrate the power and potential of renewable energy in all of its forms, and the contribution it is making in the areas of the world that need it most,” said Beneby. “I have seen the difference that clean-energy sources make, and I am eager to help the company continue to grow around the world.”
Previously, Beneby held leadership roles at Florida Power & Light Co., Consumers Energy Co., PECO Energy, ComEd and Exelon Power, where he served as president. He has been an independent director of Capital Power Corp. since April 2012.
Surging interest in carbon-free sources of energy is driving the emergence of the renewable fuels sector and NGPI is one of the few international companies that expect to engage in projects and embrace the spectrum of natural resources – including solar and wind to hydro, geothermal heat and biomass.
ABOUT NEW GENERATION POWER INTERNATIONAL
New Generation Power International is an international, independent power company with a portfolio of multi-technology, utility-scale renewable energy projects. Its vision is to provide clean, reliable power generation in an efficient way to global markets to meet the rapidly increasing demand. Visit the company online at www.newgenpower.com.
ABOUT DOYLE N. BENEBY
Prior to joining New Generation Power International, Beneby, a seasoned energy executive, served as CEO and President for CPS Energy, one of the largest municipal electric and gas utilities in the United States. Prior to leading CPS Energy, Beneby served most recently as President of Exelon Power. He has also held senior executive positions at Florida Power & Light Co., Consumers Energy Co., PECO Energy, and ComEd. He has been an independent director of Capital Power Corp. since 2012. Beneby holds a B.S. in Engineering from Montana Technical College and M.B.A. from the University of Miami.
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