Candela Renewables Hires Jim Woodruff as VP of Public Affairs

Seasoned Federal, State & Local Government Affairs Executive Will Oversee Candela’s Community and Government Interactions Across Growing Candela’s Project Pipeline

SAN FRANCISCO--()--Candela Renewables, a fast-growing independent developer of utility-scale solar power generation facilities, today announced it has hired Jim Woodruff as its first Vice President of Public Affairs. Woodruff brings 15 years of experience in solar development to Candela, and will oversee and coordinate interactions with communities, regulators and elected officials who are stakeholders in Candela’s growing pipeline of solar power projects.

For more information about this development, please visit:

About Candela Renewables

Founded in 2018 by former First Solar executives, Candela Renewables has one of the most accomplished teams developing utility-scale solar and storage projects in the United States. Candela is active in markets across the U.S., including CAISO, WECC, ERCOT, PJM, NYISO, the Southeast & MISO. In 2021, Candela entered into a partnership with Naturgy Energy Group. Candela and Naturgy formed a new joint entity that owns Candela’s development pipeline. The companies also executed a five-year Development Services Agreement for the U.S. market. Candela has in-house expertise across all stages of the development lifecycle and can efficiently bring projects to either NTP or COD through their focused, proven and differentiated development strategy.

For more information, visit